Every year, two million people take international exams with help from the British Council. Students and professionals gain qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve their employment prospects around the world.
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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English language test.
IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration
If you are applying for a visa to move to or stay in the UK, you can choose one of the tests to prove your level of English.
IGCSE/International GCSE and school exams
Looking for information on IGCSEs/International GCSEs, A- or AS-levels? School students, parents and private candidates can find out more about our school exams here.
Professional and university exams
We administer a large number of international professional exams on behalf of a variety of major UK examining bodies as well as UK universities.
Aptis - Assess English Skills
Choose Aptis to assess more people more efficiently and raise international English language standards in your organisation.
Information for schools and institutions
Put your school on the map with exams from the British Council. We can connect you with respected UK exam boards offering two of the world’s most respected international qualifications.
From young learners to professionals, Cambridge English offers a wide range of exams aimed at opening doors to higher education and improving employment opportunities. Find out more.
Why take an exam with the British Council?
Last year, over two million people took exams with the British Council in more than 90 countries worldwide. Take an exam with us and enjoy the benefits of our services.