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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 to take exams with us each year. 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 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. A 5% reduction of the Cambridge English exam fees (this does not include computer-based and YLE exam fees 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

Why partner with the British Council through Addvantage?

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.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are globally renowned as an authority for our work in English teaching, testing and in supporting teachers of English.

Our expertise.

Over 70 examination boards and educational institutions trust us to deliver their exams around the world. We are recognised for our integrity in delivering high-quality exams services and professional English teaching and training. The exams we offer are widely known and recognised by schools, universities and employers in name of country and around the world. We organise and deliver a range of exams in name of country for all ages to meet your students’ exam needs.

Your assurance.

By registering candidates/students with the British Council you can enjoy the benefits of working with a trusted and professional organisation. Our high-quality examination management ensures your experience is 100% secure, transparent, positive and fair.

You are guaranteed a service which is friendly and accessible to everyone. Our examination staff are trained to meet our child protection standards and the requirements of candidates who have special educational needs.

As a member of Addvantage you will have access to services and benefits that will guarantee your students’/candidates’ success in taking exams and which enhance their skills, careers and future!

Your advantage.

You will receive an attractive package of benefits and enhanced services according to your membership level along with our expertise, dedication and commitment to you as one of our partners.

Addvantage is not just about exams alone, it’s about helping schools, teachers, and candidates perform to the best of their ability by offering value added products and services from across the British Council. By partnering with the British Council through Addvantage you enter a world of opportunities through the variety of services we offer in France in: Exams, English, Education and Society and Arts.

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.