Your Cambridge ESOL certificate: an attainable target! The First Certificate is recognised globally by 12,000 universities, institutions and companies. As the holder of this certificate, you have proof of your general English language skills equivalent to Common European Framework level B2. Learn in a country where you can speak and hear English 24/7. Practice with past examination papers from the University of Cambridge, and intensify your feeling and understanding of the English language in just eight to twelve weeks. Normally, you sit the exam at the school where you have studied or at a location of your choice. Do the same as four million other First candidates do each year: take a shot at it!