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Our Addvantage member scheme offers enhanced services to you, your students and your teachers. Partner with us and enjoy the benefits of working with a trusted and professional organisation.

What is Addvantage?

Addvantage is the British Council's examinations member scheme for schools and institutions who register candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications with us in France. It's our way of saying thank you and of welcoming our new customers.

We've structured our member scheme around attractive benefits and enhanced services. Addvantage offers a range of support with exam preparation and access to everything the British Council has to offer in high quality resources for learning, teaching and assessing English.

Who is Addvantage for?

Addvantage is open to any school or institution that registers candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications with us.

How does Addvantage work?

You will qualify for a membership tier depending on the number of exams you register with us in the previous academic year from 01 September to 31 August.

Number of candidates registered Membership Level
1 to 99 Addvantage Silver
100 and over Addvantage Gold

As you move up the tiers you will enjoy greater benefits as a thank you for continuing to choose British Council as your exams provider.

We will contact you at the beginning of each academic year with your membership level and to organise the benefits you are entitled to.

What benefits will I receive as an Addvantage Silver member?

Benefits for your students

Exam preparation

  1. Standard access to LearnEnglish Exams support and practice website for candidates of Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First, B2 First for Schools and C1 Advanced exams
  2. Free English language practice resources for kids and teens at LearnEnglish Kids and LearnEnglish Teens
  3. British Council educational apps
  4. Free Cambridge Assessment English past papers per year
  5. Opportunity to participate in a European English language exams competition - Our Future.
  6. A pack of Hints and Tips posters to help your candidates prepare for B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency exams

Exam Administration

  1. Our unrivalled top quality exams management which ensures that your students’ exam experience is 100% secure, transparent and fair
  2. Well trained, professional and customer oriented venue staff
  3. Option for the British Council to organise exams and speaking tests on the date of your choice
  4. Option for the British Council to deliver exams on your premises
  5. Safety guaranteed through our British Council child protection policy
  6. Online exam results
  7. Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

Benefits for parents

  1. Digital version of our Guide to English language exams full of tips, advice and resources for helping children with exam preparation for parents

Benefits for your teachers

  1. Standard teacher access to LearnEnglish Exams. Teachers can access the Schools Area to view students' progress and results including speaking and writing feedback
  2. Invitations to attend our face-to-face teacher training workshops and seminars
  3. Certificates of attendance for our teacher training workshops
  4. Free articles, lesson plans, activities and materials for teachers of English at TeachingEnglish
  5. An exam preparation teaching book offered to participants who attend one of our Cambridge Assessment English workshops
  6. Our free publications in English language and ELT research for teachers, trainers and ELT professionals at English Agenda
  7. Invitations to our conferences and events 
  8. Two free modules and a further discount of 15% on British Council TeachingEnglish Training: high quality and innovative teacher development materials
  9. British Council and Addvantage promotional materials*
  10. Cambridge Assessment English promotional materials.

Benefits for your school

  1. The right to use the approved Addvantage member scheme branding for promotional purposes
  2. An Addvantage membership certificate per year
  3. Cambridge Assessment English Preparation Centre certificate
  4. Cambridge Assessment English Preparation Centre logo
  5. Quarterly newsletter including tips, resources and news about activities and upcoming events
  6. Option for the British Council to organise exams and speaking tests on the date of your choice** 
  7. Option for the British Council to organise exams on your premises**
  8. A dedicated Addvantage coordinator
  9. 5% reduction on fees for Cambridge English Qualifications (excludes computer-based and exams for young learners and is applicable for a registration of 25 candidates min for an exam session on your premises)**
  10. Option to consult us about developing your exam volumes
  11. NEW Information/guidance on the range of free high-quality learning and teaching resources available from British Council and Cambridge Assessment English
 *available upon request
**subject to minimum number of candidates, venue regulations, and availability

What benefits will I receive as an Addvantage Gold member?

In addition to the full list of benefits offered to Addvantage Silver members, our Addvantage Gold members will also receive the benefits listed below.

Benefits for your students

Exam preparation 

  1. NEW Full access to our LearnEnglish Exams online support and practice website for candidates of Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First, B2 First for Schools and C1 Advanced exams now including feedback on speaking

Benefits for parents

  1. Printed version of the British Council's Guide to English language exams full of tips, advice and resources for helping children with exam preparation for parents*

Benefits for your teachers

  1. Full teacher access to LearnEnglish Exams. Teachers can access the Schools Area to view students' progress and results including speaking and writing feedback
  2. Free copies of new Cambridge Assessment English 'Handbook for teachers' booklets*
  3. Your own tailored British Council teacher training workshop
  4. A 5 per cent discount on exam registrations for staff of member institutions

 Benefits for your school

  1. A plaque for your school advertising your partnership with the British Council
  2. Open day meetings for parents and students for British Council Examination services at your school, explaining options and the importance of quality international qualifications
  3. A British Council representative to attend events and certificate ceremonies at your school

 *available upon request

What does Addvantage offer you?

Our heritage.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

Our work in English aims to bring high-quality language materials to every learner and teacher who wants them. In developing and post-conflict countries, we teach English and train teachers through radio, web and TV broadcasts. We offer more than three million UK examinations worldwide, helping people gain access to trusted qualifications to support their career and study prospects.

In France, we offer English exams for primary, secondary and higher education students as well as for professionals.

Our expertise.

Over 70 examination boards and educational institutions trust us to deliver their exams around the world. We are recognised for our integrity and professionalism in delivering high-quality exam services and English teaching and training. Our expert level of knowledge and skill in examination management ensures the delivery of exams is 100 per cent secure, transparent and fully compliant with exam board regulations.

We can organise exam day sessions from small to very large groups of candidates for a wide range of exam dates and locations. Your students can take exams in a modern and comfortable venue or we may be able to organise the exam at your school. The exams we offer are widely known and recognised by schools, universities and employers in France and around the world. We are world leaders in delivering computer-based tests.

Your assurance.

When you register your students to take exams with the British Council you will enjoy the benefits of working with a trusted and professional organisation. We care about your students’ success in exams and in their lives beyond the classroom. You can rest assured that we listen to your assessment needs and tailor our exam services to meet them.

Our dedicated exams team works together with you to make sure the exam registration process runs smoothly. On the day of the exam our highly-trained and approachable staff ensure that everyone’s experience of taking an exam with us is positive and fair. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for children and adults to take exams. 

Your advantage.

As an Addvantage member you will receive an attractive package of benefits and enhanced services according to your membership level along with our commitment to you as one of our partners. Addvantage offers your students and teachers support and training with exam preparation. We provide parents with information and guidance about exams and organise events and competitions to motivate your students and celebrate their success. By working with us you can access opportunities to promote your school and grow your network.

Addvantage is more than just about exams alone. It’s about helping students, teachers and schools perform to the best of their ability and benefit from everything the British Council has to offer from high quality resources for learning, teaching and assessing English to developing cultural relations with the UK. 

How do I register candidates with the British Council and join Addvantage?

It’s easy to start registering your students for exams with the British Council and join our Addvantage member scheme. We will guide you with your students’ registration and take care of all the exam administration.

Please contact us for more information about offering exams and tell us about your school and your students’ exam needs. needs needs nneeds It’s easy to start registering your students for exams with the British Council and join our Addvantage member scheme. We will guide you with your students’ registration and take care of all the exam administration.

Please contact us for more information about offering exams and tell us about your school and your students’ exam needs.

Our exam partner

Our exam partner is Cambridge Assessment English.

The British Council in the Netherlands has long standing experience of arranging Cambridge English Qualifications for Cambridge Assessment English across the country.

The British Council collaborates with Cambridge Assessment English in 50 countries with the aim of helping people learn English and proving their skills to the world. Cambridge English Qualifications reflect a path towards learning English, step by step. They include a range of exams that motivate people of all ages and abilities to learn English and develop practical skills for the real world. These qualifications are recognised by over 20,000 thousand organisations world-wide.

Our official sponsor

Our official Addvantage sponsor is Cambridge University Press.

The official sponsor of the Addvantage member scheme 

Cambridge University Press collaborates with the British Council in the Addvantage member scheme to support learners and teachers by providing information and convenient access to the official exam preparation materials and more. Addvantage members receive exclusive benefits from Cambridge University Press booksellers and online training courses developed by their teacher development experts which introduce the principles of assessment and teaching of exam levels for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS.

The only official exam preparation materials

Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English have brought together their expertise to develop the official exam preparation materials for Cambridge qualifications and tests. Working in collaboration, they have developed a range of official courses, support materials and practice tests for learners and teachers to prepare for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS. Cambridge University Press is the only publisher who develops the official preparation materials for Cambridge exams. 

For more information, visit their website: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/