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The rewards you will gain from your UK examination are worth it, whether it is to get a job, enter a university or start a new life in a different country. However, sitting an exam can be a stressful experience. You want to know that on the day of your exam you will have the right conditions to do your best. Last year, more than 2 million people took 2.7 million exams with us. And we’ve been doing this for over 70 years so you can be sure that taking an exam with us gives you the best chance of success.


We understand that you want an exam centre that is convenient for you. We offer UK exams in more than 850 towns and cities in more than 85 countries. This is part of our commitment to offer access to UK qualifications to as many people as possible. Our network is also flexible and responds to demand so if we don’t have a centre near you and you know there are many other people who want to take the same exam as you, contact your nearest centre and ask them about a creating a temporary centre nearer to you. Click here to see which centres are near you. And remember, we make sure that all of our centres meet our global British Council standards as well as those of the exam board.

Find out more about partnering with the British Council IELTS.


We believe people are key to ensuring a stress free experience. We are trained to ensure your exam runs smoothly and your experience is as stress free as possible to give you the best chances of success.

And all of us are committed to the British Council’s values: Integrity, Professionalism, Valuing People.

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