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Exam Dates and Fees

If you would like to prepare for the IELTS exam, the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) exam or the Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) exam, you can view our full list of examination courses here:

Examination courses


Following your IELTS or Cambridge preparation course, you may wish to take the exam at a testing centre in Manchester. Below is the information about the exam testing centres, dates and fees.

If you are a student at the school and require assistance booking an exam, please make an appointment with our Director of Studies who will help you to process your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct date and time has been booked.


Academic IELTS Test Centre
The test centre for the Academic IELTS exam is located at Manchester University, in the Language Centre. It is a 25 minute walk from school or a 10 minute journey on the bus.

Academic IELTS fee for 2020: £175. Test dates are available online https://www.languagecentre.manchester.ac.uk/ielts/test-dates/


Cambridge Exam Testing Centre
The nearest Cambridge Exam Testing Centre is located at British Study Centre, Manchester and is a 5 minute walk from our school.
Cambridge: First Certificate ( FCE) fee for 2020: £155
Cambridge: Advanced Certificate (CAE) fee for 2020: £155
Current test dates are available from our bookings team and you should contact us directly by email, contact@essentialenglishcentre.com