Addvantage is the British Council's examinations member scheme for schools, language centres, universities and other institutions 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 language centre, school, university or institution registers candidates with us for Cambridge English Qualifications.

How does Addvantage work?

Your membership level will depend on the total number of registrations made with us in the previous academic year. Your membership level is evaluated and renewed each year. The more candidates you register the greater the benefits.

Number of candidates registered

Membership level

1 - 19 Addvantage Bronze
20 - 79  Addvantage Silver
80 and above Addvantage Gold

Each level has attractive and exclusive benefits for you to enjoy during the current academic year. 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.

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

To join our Addvantage member scheme you just need to start registering your students for exams with the British Council through our online registration system REX. We invite new schools and institutions that would like to work with us and join Addvantage to contact us at exams@britishcouncil.hr. We welcome back all schools that may have taken a break and would like to work with us again. You can automatically renew your membership and enjoy the benefits of Addvantage by entering exam candidates with our examination centre. Contact our dedicated exams team for more information about how to register candidates with us and how to join our Addvantage member scheme.

What benefits will I recieve as and Addvantage member? 

Members can enjoy the following membership benefits which are aimed at supporting students, teachers and schools:

Benefits for your students:

  • Access to  LearnEnglish Exams from the British Council: our innovative and personalised practice website for Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First, B2 First for Schools and C1 Advanced. 

Benefits for your teachers:

  • Three free modules and a further discount of 25% on British Council TeachingEnglish Training: high-quality and innovative teacher development online training.
  • Free teacher training workshops and seminars on exam preparation tips and techniques.
  • Access to British Council’s Continuing Professional Development Scheme which includes presentations, webinars, F2F training and resources for teachers. 
  • One free of charge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) module of your choice per preparation centre. For gold and silver partners only.
  • Teacher access to the LearnEnglish Exams. Teachers can access the Schools Area to their students’ progress and read our teaching tips for each skill: https://learn-english-exams.britishcouncil.org/info For gold and silver partners only.

Benefits for your school:

  • A 110.00 HRK discount per candidate on Cambridge English Qualifications. The discount is available for payments by invoice only. This offer excludes pre-A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers (Young Learners) and Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT). For gold partners only.
  • No late entry fees until four weeks before the test date. For gold and silver partners only.
  • Free of charge Certifying Statement for your candidates if they lose the original certificate. For gold and silver partners only.
  • Our Addvantage member logo for your digital and printed promotional materials following our guidelines of use. 
  • A certificate to display on your premises indicating your Addvantage membership.
  • Inclusion on our SchoolFinder online database of schools offering preparation courses with your Addvantage status indicated.
  • Exams related British Council Addvantage and Cambridge Assessment English promotional materials delivered to your school.
  • A British Council representative to attend events and certificate ceremonies at your school. Due to limited availability, we will give preference to our gold members. Our silver members are invited to ask about our availability.

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 working in Croatia since 1946 building trust and creating opportunities for people from the UK and Croatia. Our current focus is on skills development to contribute to economic growth and to help develop an open and creative society. Our examination services department offers a wide range of 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 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 Croatia 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. 

 See also: 

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LearnEnglish Exams website

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