Over 2 million people took exams with the British Council last year. We offer a wide range of exams, from English tests to school and business qualifications, in more than 90 countries worldwide. We connect people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the academia and business 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.
Cambridge English Language Assessment exams are known and recognised by schools, universities, private and public sector employers all over the English-speaking world.
Looking for information on 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 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.
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.