addvantage is the British Council's examinations member scheme for schools, language centres, universities and institutions which register candidates with us each year. It's our way of saying thank you and to welcome our new customers.

How do I become an Addvantage member?

You can become a member of addvantage if you are a language centre, school, university or institution which registers candidates with us for Cambridge English Qualifications (Young Learners, A1 Key, A2 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency, TKT) and the IELTS test. 

How does Addvantage work?

Our member scheme runs from 1 September to 31 August every year. The benefits you receive will depend on the number of exams you register with us per year. The more exams you register the greater the benefits.

Membership level for Cambridge English Qualifications Number of registrations for Cambridge English Qualifications
Starter for Cambridge English Qualifications 5 to 30
Standard for Cambridge English Qualifications 31 to 50
Premium for Cambridge English Qualifications 51 to 100
Premium Plus for Cambridge English Qualifications 101 +
Membership level for IELTS Number of registrations for IELTS
Starter for IELTS 5 to 20
Standard for IELTS 21 to 60
Premium for IELTS 61 to 100
Premium Plus for IELTS 101 +

What benefits will I receive as an Addvantage member in 2021?

This partnership programme gives you access to a number of benefits for your students, teachers and institution. Some benefits are specific to members registering for Cambridge English Qualifications or IELTS, but some apply to all members.  You can see the full list below:  

Benefits for your students


 Status: Bronze Silver Silver Silver
Full access to LearnEnglish Exams for your B2 First, B2 First for Schools and C1 Advanced exam candidates, including the option to submit two writing and two speaking answers online and receive feedback from a British Council expert

Parent Guide to English language exams.

Mock tests for Cambridge English Qualifications: practice tests and a guide on how to organise mock sessions at your school

Benefits for your teachers

 Status: Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Access for teachers to the Schools Area of LearnEnglish Exams to view students' progress and results including speaking and writing feedback and read our teaching tips for each skill..
Invitations to attend free teacher seminars/ webinars.

Benefits for your school

Status: Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Discounts from Cambridge English Qualifications’ fees, specific to your membership level and available through your institution's online registration system account. 
Reimbursement of 7% of the amount paid for every 20 candidates who have taken the IELTS test.
Invitation to our annual addvantage award ceremony.
Regional English language exams competition “Our Future”.
Our аddvantage newsletter, full of helpful advice and tips for exam preparation, upcoming events and more.
Free promotional leaflets, posters and other materials.
Your institution's contact details on our website.
Access to the British Council platform for easy online block exam registration.
Discount on Aptis test fees  ✓
Opportunity to organise presentations for parents and students, delivered by the British Council at your premises.  
Opportunity for a British Council representative to attend one of your certificate ceremonies    
Opportunity to have exams delivered at your premises (provided you meet British Council and
Cambridge Assessment English standards and requirements)

How do I join Addvantage?

If you would like to register candidates with us and receive more information about addvantage please complete your contact details in the application form.

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