Addvantage partnership programme

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 the Cambridge English examinations (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 January to 31 December 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 exams Number of registrations for Cambridge English exams
Cambridge Bronze 5 to 39
Cambridge Silver 40 to 79
Cambridge Gold 80 to 119
Cambridge Platinum 120 +
Membership level for IELTS Number of registrations for IELTS
IELTS Bronze 5 to 20
IELTS Silver 21 to 60
IELTS Gold 61 to 100
IELTS Platinum 101 +

What benefits will I receive as an Addvantage member?

There are several benefits which are specific to members registering for Cambridge English examinations and others that are specific to members registering for the IELTS test. Additionally, you will also receive a number of common benefits available to all members. You can see the full list of benefits below. 

Benefits available to members registering for Cambridge English exams


 Status: Bronze Silver Silver Silver
An attractive discount from our Cambridge English exams registration fees, specific to your membership level (valid only for block registrations and payments). You will be able to see the discounted prices on the online registration system directly
Unlimited number of student access accounts to “Road to Success” – the online support toolkit for Cambridge English examinations B2 First and C1 Advanced, designed by the British Council Standard access Standard access Full access Full access

Benefits available to members registering for the IELTS

 Status: Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Reimbursement of 7% of the amount paid for every 20 candidates who have taken the IELTS test

Benefits available to all members

Status: Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
New in 2018: A free copy of an adapted book in English for your students
New in 2018: Free access to two British Council TeachingEnglish training online modules and a discount on more modules for your teachers 15% 15% 25% 25%
Discount on Aptis test fees   5% 10% 15%
Opportunity to organise presentations for parents and students, delivered by the British Council at your premises
New in 2018: Parent Guide to English language exams
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 English standards and requirements)      
An Addvantage membership certificate or poster
Our Addvantage newsletter full of helpful advice and tips for exam preparation, upcoming events and more
Free promotional leaflets, posters and other materials
Invitations to attend our free teacher training workshops for Cambridge English and IELTS
Your institution’s contact details on our website
Access to the British Council platform for easy online block exam registration

 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 below and email it back to us.  

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