Why should a school, University or Higher Education institution have an IELTS partnership with British Council?

IELTS seminars and training offered to local English teachers

Our expert trainers and examiners can provide seminars for students and staff as well as training for local English teachers in the University venues.

Closed sessions all year

We offer a vast number of dates to choose from to suit their course programmes. Partners can ask the British Council to organise an IELTS session directly in their venues (or still in in their city) choosing one of the dates available every year and communicating their need at least 6 weeks in advance.

Special payment procedures

We can allow bank transfers payments for group registrations from institutions.

Fast turnaround registration to results and certificates

A list of results will be ready just 13 days after the test; universities and schools can access results online through the free online verification system; also candidates can access results online and will also receive a printed Test Report Form (TRF); additional printed forms can be requested in the future.

Remove admin load from university 

All test administration procedures including material delivery will be charge of British Council with no extra cost.

IELTS preparation centre logo

If the school or university provides IELTS preparation courses to their students the British Council Italy can provide a logo to show in local promotional or information material. Please contact us to request the logo.

Join the world list of recognising universities and higher education institutions

The most prestigious educational institutions recognise IELTS. Among the others, Italian partner universities are Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi" in Milan, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Università del Salento etc. Find out how to become a recognising organisation.

IELTS can tests Academic English for all purposes

IELTS has a specific Academic module (the alternative, General Training, is mostly used for migration purposes). Universities can recognise IELTS results as a standard high-stakes test alternative to internal English language examinations or for other purposes such as international study programmes like Erasmus+.

Scores you can trust

IELTS examiners are fully qualified English language specialists certified by Cambridge ESOL, and results are benchmarked worldwide. You can be confident that the scores that you see will accurately reflect a candidate’s ability.

Advantages for students

Wide range of materials for preparation

The British Council offers a wide range of IELTS preparation material for students and teachers.

High quality testing with internationally recognised exams giving students access to opportunities for study and work worldwide

Students will get a strong benefit in their CV by proving their English language level with the world's most popular test whose Academic module has been built specifically for academic purposes.

How to use IELTS results?

IELTS is recognized by the Council of Europe. The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) provides a basis for the mutual recognition of language qualifications, thus facilitating educational and occupational mobility. 

Find out how IELTS scores relate to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

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