What is the Addvantage member scheme?

By registering candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications or IELTS tests with the British Council you can enjoy the benefits of working with a trusted and professional organisation. 

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

The Addvantage member scheme is available to language centres, schools and institutions that have not collaborated with us before or have not worked with us for a number of years. Sign up with us now and become a member of Addvantage. You can start enjoying your membership benefits right away.

How does the Addvantage member scheme work?

Your membership level will depend on the total number of Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS candidate registrations you made with us in the previous period (1 April - 31 March). We offer four membership levels.

Points Membership level
1 to 19 Addvantage Member
20 to 50  Addvantage Bronze
51 to 100 Addvantage Silver
101 and above Addvantage Gold

Each candidate represents one point, no matter how many exams the candidate is registered to take. Each level has attractive and exclusive benefits for you to enjoy from 1 April to 31 March of the next period.

Addvantage Benefits

We have carefully tailored the Addvantage Benefits to fully support students, parents, teachers and schools. They include:

Benefits for your school and teachers

Benefits Member Bronze Silver Gold
A pack of Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS information materials and guidance on the range of free high-quality learning and teaching resources available from Cambridge Assessment English and the British Council.  ✓ ✓   ✓  ✓
Opportunity to win one of our yearly Addvantage awards and invitation to attend our yearly Addvantage event.  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
The right to use the approved British Council Addvantage member scheme logo and British Council IELTS Registration Centre logo for promotional purposes following our guidelines of use.  Digital only Digital and print Digital and print  
An Addvantage certificate/sign for your school, advertising your partnership with the British Council.  Addvantage Certificate Addvantage sign for your school's entrance   
Rebate on fees to your school/institute based on the number of candidates (Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS) registered with the British Council as outlined in the Terms and Conditions.    3% 5%  7% 
Free IELTS on a computer.  One free test Two free tests  Three free tests  Four free tests 
Opportunity to host exams at your premises if the space is considered suitable according to exam regulations.      ✓  ✓
A British Council representative to attend events and award ceremonies at your school.         ✓
Full teacher access to British Council’s LearnEnglish Exams website where teachers can view their B2 First for Schools students’ progress and results including speaking and writing feedback and read our teaching tips for each skill.        ✓

Exclusive benefits from Cambridge University Press 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.

Read more: https://www.britishcouncil.org/addvantage-cambridge-teachers

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Teacher training seminars/webinars on teaching Cambridge English and IELTS  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓

Benefits for your students and their parents

Benefits Member Bronze Silver Gold
Participation in British Council’s “Our Future” competition with fabulous prizes www.britishcouncil.org/exam/our-future.
A pack of posters containing hints and tips to help candidates prepare for Cambridge English Qualifications B1 Preliminary for Schools and B2 First for Schools.  
Our e-guide to English language exams and helping children with exam preparation for parents.    
Briefings to parents on Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS.      
Full access to the British Council’s LearnEnglish Exams website learn-english-exams.britishcouncil.org preparing candidates for B2 First for Schools advice, tips, strategies, online practice and the option to submit two writing and two speaking answers online and receive feedback from a British Council expert.       

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. We offer more than three million UK examinations worldwide, helping people gain access to trusted qualifications to support their career and study prospects.

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 Cyprus 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 to become a member of the Addvantage scheme

For more information and to activate your membership please see our Terms and Conditions below or contact Antonis Fiakas, Business Development and Communications Co-ordinator, Exams, antonis.fiakas@cy.britishcouncil.org telephone +357 22585000.

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