IELTS Partnership Programme

The World’s English Experts

The British Council's IELTS Loyalty Scheme is a membership scheme for organisations that register and prepare candidates for IELTS. It will help you to help your students and customers and increase your profile in the market. 

The British Council is the first choice of many test takers for preparation, courses, resources and testing. More than 9,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS, the world’s leading English proficiency test.

We fully understand your corporate social responsibility and marketing strategies. Working with us gives your institution access to extensive networks in important global markets, and expertise in international learning, arts and community programmes.

Silver or Gold or Platinum . . . Your level of membership

There are three levels of membership (depending on the number of candidates you register with us) and membership status will be reviewed every year. The benefits accumulate as you move up the levels.

The membership thresholds are:

  1. Silver: associates providing 10-60 candidates per year
  2. Gold: associates providing 61-200 candidates per year
  3. Platinum: associates providing 201+ or more candidates per year.

What Can We Do For Your Institution?

The British Council has more than 75 years’ experience teaching and testing English. With over 2,000 teachers in 80 teaching centres around the world. We collaborate with your organisation to help you achieve your goals by offering;

  • face-to-face English language and IELTS preparation courses
  • a wide range of IELTS preparation materials online
  • arrangements for candidates with special needs
  • experienced test centre staff
  • A partnership programme for associate organisations offering a range of benefits for you and your customers. 


Important Notes to Know

  • A year is measured from April to March
  • Candidates gain access to Road to IELTS only once they have completed registration procedures
  • You can reserve seats up until six weeks before a test date
  •  We will distribute promotional materials as far as possible based on your requirements, but also on stock availability
  •  You will be able to use the strapline once the contract is signed and the membership status is confirmed; 

    'Member of the British Council IELTS Loyalty Scheme'.

Rewards and Benefits

Rewards Benefits Silver Gold Platinum
British Council IELTS Loyalty Scheme membership certificate Status as a British Council partner recognised and can be displayed prominently Yes Yes Yes
Use of exclusive straplines Status can be displayed online Yes  Yes Yes
Onsite registration for candidates

Ease of registration (minimum of 50 candidates)

 Yes Yes Yes
Discount on Institutional Road to IELTS Licence

Increase the value of the offer to students

5% 10% 15%
British Council branded pull-up banner

Status as a British Council partner recognised and can be displayed prominently

Yes Yes Yes
IELTS test on institution premises

Students sit the test in a familiar environment (minimum of 50 candidates)

Yes Yes Yes
Extended registrations

Your institution will be able to submit entries after the normal deadline (subject to availability)

No Yes Yes
Access to B2B Portal

Your institution will appear on our B2B portal, allowing you to register and view candidate details from your premises

Yes Yes Yes
IELTS Networking event

Opportunity to meet fellow professionals in the same field

No Yes Yes
IELTS Corner

Branded IELTS & British Council bookstand for your library, stocked with British Council promotional materials

No No Yes
Complimentary seat at the IELTS Train The Trainer programme Expert guidance on IELTS training for your teachers  No  No Yes/ 1 year