WHAT IS ADDVANTAGE?

Addvantage is the British Council's examinations member scheme for schools, language centres, universities and institutions who register candidates with us each year. It's our way of saying thank you and to welcome our new customers.

WHO IS ADDVANTAGE FOR?

Addvantage is open to any school or institution that registers students for Cambridge English Qualifications or IELTS with us.

HOW DOES ADDVANTAGE WORK?

Your membership level will depend on the total number of registrations you made with us in the previous yearWe offer two membership levels.

Number of registrations Membership level
1 to 30 Addvantage Basic
31 and above Addvantage Premium

 Addvantage is also available to language centres, schools and institutions who have not collaborated with us before or have not worked with us for a number of years. We will contact you at the beginning of each academic year with your membership level and to organise the benefits you are entitled to, depending on the total number of registrations you made with us in the previous year.

Addvantage benefits

What benefits will I receive as an Addvantage Basic member?

  • Access for your students to British Council’s new online preparation materials for Cambridge English First and Advanced exams including writing practice exercises with feedback
  • Free British Council exam practice resources for your IELTS students 
  • Free Word Power Android app for your IELTS students
  • Our Addvantage newsletter with information, help and advice for exam preparation
  • Access to Cambridge English Webinars for your teachers
  • Lesson plans and ideas for the classroom for your teachers developed by the British Council
  • An Addvantage membership certificate and logo
  • Access to Cambridge English marketing and promotional materials
  • A preparation account to the British Council platform for easy online registration
  • Exclusive offers for Addvantage members that we will announce regularly throughout the year

 

What benefits will I receive as an Addvantage Premium member?

  • Access to the British Council’s LearnEnglish Exams personalised practice website for your B2 First, B2 First for Schools and C1 Advanced candidates. The website has advice, tips, strategies, online practice and the option to submit one writing and one speaking answer online and receive feedback from a British Council expert
  • Free British Council exam practice resources for your IELTS students
  • Free Word Power Android app for your IELTS students
  • Our Addvantage newsletter with information, help and advice for exam preparation and guidance on high-quality resources available from British Council and Cambridge Assessment English
  • Access to Cambridge English Webinars for your teachers
  • Lesson plans and ideas for the classroom for your teachers developed by the British Council
  • An Addvantage membership certificate and logo
  • Access to Cambridge Assessment English marketing and promotional materials 
  • A preparation account to the British Council platform for easy online registration
  • Exclusive offers for Addvantage members that we will announce regularly throughout the year
  • The option to have certificates sent directly to candidates*
  • British Council representative to attend your school’s certificate ceremony*
  • Exams on your premises*
  • Our Parent’s Guide to English language exams and helping children with exam preparation available to download

* Subject to prior arrangement with British Council's Examinations Services Team in Austria

Why partner with the British Council through Addvantage?

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 been in Austria since 1946 and have many years’ experience of delivering exams. In the last 5 years alone, over 20,000 people in Austria have taken UK qualifications through us to help them achieve their career or academic goals.

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 Austria 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. 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 DO I BECOME AN ADDVANTAGE MEMBER?

To enjoy the benefits of Addvantage please complete the Addvantage membership form and send it to the following address.

British Council, Exams Coordinator
Siebensterngasse 21, 1070 Vienna
F: +43 (1) 533 26 16 65
Email: exams@britishcouncil.at

If you would like to find out more about the Addvantage member scheme, please contact us for more information.