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Would you like to improve your English and gain an internationally recognised English language certificate? Would you like to improve your job prospects? Would you like to obtain a UK higher education qualification? Do you need to gain a certificate from a professional association in order to advance your career? Every year over two million people take an exam with British Council around the world.

With British Council you get:

  • Professional, reliable, secure, trustworthy and caring service
  • Unrivalled availability on exams test dates
  • A wide selection of examination locations
  • Flexible payment options
  • First class preparation support and resources

Candidates with special needs or disabilities

We recognise that disabled people, including those with specific learning differences and mental health issues, are disabled not necessarily through their own individual impairments, but through common social attitudes. We aspire to address this by consciously identifying and removing such barriers and making reasonable adjustments. If you have a disability, please notify us when you come to register for your exam so that we can make the necessary arrangements to facilitate your exam experience.

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IELTS is the world’s most popular language test for emigration and studying abroad. Take IELTS with British Council to help you on your way to the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.


Aptis is a new global English assessment tool from the British Council. It is designed with organisations in mind to help them benchmark and raise standards of English.

A1 TestCity & Guilds A1 Test

This test is popular with UK visa applicants who are required by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to show evidence of English language ability as part of the visa application process.

A levels school examsCambridge school exams (CIE)

Cambridge school exams (CIE) are recognised internationally, helping scholars access both overseas and local higher education opportunities. In Sudan we offer O Level, IGCSE and Checkpoint.

Professional examsProfessional and vocational exams

We administer exams regularly on behalf of many UK professional and vocational boards such as ACCA, CIMA, CIPS, Cambridge Admissions and more.

uk university examsUK university exams

Do you want to earn an academic qualification from a leading UK educational institution? British Council administers examinations on behalf of many UK universities and colleges, making distance learning possible around the world.