Addvantage is the British Council's examinations member scheme for public and paritarie schools who register candidates to take exams with us each year. It's our way of saying thank you and of welcoming our new customers.

We've structured our member scheme around attractive benefits and enhanced services. Addvantage offers a range of support with exam preparation and access to everything the British Council has to offer in high quality resources for learning, teaching and assessing English.

You can join Addvantage if your school registers candidates with us for Cambridge English Qualifications.

How does Addvantage work?

You will qualify for a membership level depending on the number of exams you register with us in the academic year. We offer three membership levels:

Number of registrations Level of membership
20 to 70 Basic
71 to 140 Premium
141 and above Premium plus

As you move up the levels you will enjoy greater benefits as a thank you for continuing to choose the British Council as your exams provider. 

For the academic year, 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020, your level of membership is defined by the total number of registrations for paper-based and computer-based exam registrations for Cambridge English Qualifications you made with us in the previous academic year: 01 September 2018 to 31 August 2019. The total number of registrations during that period entitles you to one of three levels of membership

As an Addvantage member, your school will receive benefits for students, teachers and school itself based on your level of membership. For more information about benefits, please contact our Exams team.

How do I register candidates with the British Council and join Addvantage?

It’s easy to start registering your students for exams with the British Council and join our Addvantage member scheme. We will guide you with your students’ registration and take care of all the exam administration.

Please contact us for more information about offering exams and tell us about your school and your students’ exam needs. We are here to help you to get started.

  1. Register your candidates for exams quickly and easily with our group registration form
  2. Receive all the information and support you need to get started
  3. Start enjoying your membership benefits right away 
  4. Continue to register candidates each year to automatically renew your membership.

Why register candidates to take exams with the British Council?

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. In developing and post-conflict countries, we teach English and train teachers through radio, web and TV broadcasts. We offer more than three million UK examinations worldwide, helping people gain access to trusted qualifications to support their career and study prospects.

We have worked in Italy for more than 75 years promoting a vibrant and high-quality programme of educational and cultural relations activities. We provide English courses to adults and young learners in our centres in Rome, Naples and Milan and we deliver Exams session and Exams preparation in more than 400 schools and 45 cities across the country, working with public and private schools, language centres and higher education institutions.

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 Italy and around the world. We are 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 is easy. 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 exams alone. It’s about helping students, teachers and schools to perform to the best of their ability and benefit from everything the British Council has to offer in resources for learning, teaching and assessing English and developing cultural relations with the UK.

Addvantage benefits

Addvantage member benefits include our high-quality exams management and administration for you and your students, a wide range of exam preparation material, seminars and teacher development workshops, as well as access to the many other services we offer from the British Council in Arts, Education and Society. Some of the benefits we offer are:

  • Participation in the Study UK event
  • A free TKT certification
  • The right to use the approved British Council Addvantage branding for promotional purposes
  • Participation in workshops at our centres in Italy

And much more…

For a detailed list of the benefits we offer, please contact us for a copy of our Addvantage brochure and terms and conditions.

What do our members say about us?

“Many years have passed since the students of my school started taking the exams through the British Council in Rome. There has always been great professionality, ready response to all kinds of problems and constant improvement of the organization itself with greater and greater care of the candidates’ needs. This year has been even better in terms of attention and support and we cannot but thank a lot for the great job done.”  Liceo Scientifico Statale Pasteur, Roma

“We are very pleased with all the staff at the British Council. We have been holding the main suite exams at our school for many years and so can see at first-hand how professional and friendly the invigilators, supervisors and British Council examiners are. Problems that have arisen have been dealt with promptly and professionally and with the minimum of fuss. We always recommend that students and friends take their exams at the British Council as it is easy to book, and they will be well looked after.” I.I.S. Croce-Aleramo, Roma