Become a British Council partner through the Addvantage member scheme

By signing up to the Addvantage member scheme, your institution joins an exclusive group of organisations which will receive an attractive package of benefits, not only from the British Council but also from our partners, Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English. Thanks to your collaboration with the British Council, you are guaranteed the highest standard of examinations management within our wide exams centre network in the Czech Republic.

Why 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. We offer more than three million UK examinations worldwide, helping people support their career and study prospects. In the Czech Republic we focus our work on teaching English and organising internationally recognised general English, professional and university examinations.

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. 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. The exams we offer are widely known and recognised by schools, universities and employers
in the Czech Republic and around the world.

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. We strive to provide a safe and inclusive environment for children to take exams.

Your advantage.

As an Addvantage member you will receive an attractive package of benefits and enhanced services. 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. Addvantage is more than just about exams alone. 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.

Addvantage is for all schools, institutions, companies and teachers that in the school year 2021-2022 register their candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS with the British Council.

How does Addvantage work?

  1. Contact us to apply for the Addvantage programme
  2. Register your students for exams via block registration
  3. Pay one collective payment
  4. Receive benefits right away and win attractive awards from the Special prizes category

The benefits offer is valid from 1 September 2021 until 31 August 2022. Institutions that registered at least ten students in the previous year can start using it immediately, others will be entitled to it once they register at least ten candidates.

When and how will I receive the benefits?

We will deliver the material benefits to you approximately a month after the end of the programme. You may choose when to take up the other options (e.g. a discount at ILC, presentations at the British Council or special fees) by contacting us at any time.



Addvantage membership offers you a range of attractive and exclusive benefits designed to support your students, your teachers and your school with all your English learning, teaching and assessment needs. Here are some of the benefits on offer:

Benefits for your students

  • presentations about exams for your students at the British Council or our other partner centres
  • hosting of examinations on your premises in the case of a sufficient number of candidates
  • full access to the British Council's LearnEnglish Exams website giving candidates preparing for B2 First and C1 Advanced exams advice, tips, strategies, online practice and the option to submit two writing and two speaking answers online and receive feedback from a British Council expert. 
  • opportunity to take a free exam as part of the Exams for all project
  • opportunity to participate in British Council´s annual Our Future English Exams competition
  • mock testing: a digital pack of listening, use of English and reading components

Benefits for your teachers

  • invitations to British Council events and seminars
  • invitations to participate in webinars for teachers 
  • our E-guide to English language exams and helping children with exam preparation for parents
  • full teacher access to British Council's LearnEnglish Exams website where teachers can view their B2 First for Schools students' progress and results including speaking and writing feedback and read our teaching tips for each skill.
  • one complementary 20-hour online methodology course "Understanding Assessment" with certificate of competition provided by Cambridge University Press

Benefits for your school

  • the opportunity to register your candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS with the British Council at special fees
  • "British Council Addvantage Partner Institution" logo following our guidelines of use
  • British Council Addvantage member certificate stating that your institution registers candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications
  • 25% discount on ILC Czechoslovakia coursebooks and exams preparational materials
  • one copy of course book provided by Cambridge University Press  
  • regular e-Newsletter about British Council exams news and events
  • an invitation to the Addvantage award ceremony at the end of the school year  where the winners of special prizes are announced
  • “Cambridge English Preparation Centre” certificate (a minimum number of 30 registered candidates required)
  • information and guidance on the range of free high quality learning and teaching resources available from Camgridge Assessment English, Cambridge University Press - the official sponsor of the Addvantage member scheme - and the British Council 

IELTS benefits

  • free access Road to IELTS platform with practice exercises
  • 2-day teacher training workshop
  • support to help teachers standardise their own marking
  • help with curriculum planning and choosing suitable materials for your institution
  • writing and speaking seminars for candidates
  • mock testing (listening, writing and reading)


Special prizes

Institutions with the highest numbers of registered students for the exams listed below will receive special awards at the end of the school year:

Cambridge English Qualifications

  • The highest number of registrations for exams:

Exams for young learners: Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers

A2 Key for Schools (KETfS)

B1 Preliminary for Schools (PETfS)

B2 First (FCE)

B2 First for Schools (FCEfS)

B2 First - Computer-based  (FCE)

C1 Advanced (CAE)

C1 Advanced - Computer-based  (CAE)

  •  The highest climber - the institution that shows the highest increase in the total number of registered candidates



“Our Future” is a British Council educational competition for school-age English exam candidates in Europe at Addvantage member schools. Teachers and students have a chance to share why they think English exams are important to their future and win fantastic prizes! More information about our Future 2020 will be coming soon. Please find out more about last year's winner here.


British Council has prepared a guide for parents about how to help their child with English Language exams. The guide will include information about us, the value of taking formal exams and answers to parents frequently asked questions about Cambridge English exams or IELTS. It will also give parents advice and tips on how they can make use of the free British Council online resources. 


Our exam partner

The British Council in the Czech Republic has long standing experience of arranging Cambridge English Qualifications for Cambridge Assessment English across the country.

The British Council collaborates with Cambridge Assessment English in 50 countries with the aim of helping people learn English and proving their skills to the world. Cambridge English Qualifications reflect a path towards learning English, step by step. They include a range of exams that motivate people of all ages and abilities to learn English and develop practical skills for the real world. These qualifications are recognised by over 20,000 organisations world-wide.

Our official sponsor

Our official Addvantage sponsor is Cambridge University Press.

The official sponsor of the Addvantage member scheme 

Cambridge University Press collaborates with the British Council in the Addvantage member scheme to support learners and teachers by providing information and convenient access to the official exam preparation materials and more. Addvantage members receive exclusive benefits from Cambridge University Press booksellers and online training courses developed by their teacher development experts which introduce the principles of assessment and teaching of exam levels for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS.

The only official exam preparation materials

Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English have brought together their expertise to develop the official exam preparation materials for Cambridge qualifications and tests. Working in collaboration, they have developed a range of official courses, support materials and practice tests for learners and teachers to prepare for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS. Cambridge University Press is the only publisher who develops the official preparation materials for Cambridge exams. 

For more information, visit their website:  

Exams for all 

Children’s education is very important to us. This is why we launched a new programme in 2018-2019 to support children who have the potential and motivation to take an exam but lack the financial resources to do so. Each year, we want to give as many as ten students the opportunity to take an exam with us for free. For more information and the terms and conditions, please contact us at:

Teacher's pack

We are an international organisation with many years of experience that we would like to share with other educators. We realise that teacher development plays an important role and that’s why we have decided to offer our partner schools the opportunity for your teachers to attend INSETT sessions (in-house training programme) at the British Council or to observe our experienced staff during lessons. You can book your place through our reservation system.

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