Why take an exam with the British Council?

Mat Wright

Last year, over two million people took exams with the British Council in more than 90 countries worldwide.

We offer the International Language Testing System IELTS, the world’s leading English language proficiency test, and a wide range of internationally-recognised academic and professional exams..

Take an exam with us and enjoy the benefits of our services:

  • long-standing experience in delivering high quality exams
  • highly trained and experienced personnel who meet British Council and exam board standards
  • qualified examiners trained and accredited
  • carefully selected venues, all equipped with modern facilities
  • listening tests conducted with state-of-the-art audio equipment
  • free access to IELTS Ready Premium
  • support for teachers and learners of English through our TeachingEnglish and LearnEnglish websites.

Our aim is to provide a positive and fair examination experience for all candidates. Take an exam with us to improve your employment prospects and enhance your chances of continuing your education in Portugal or abroad.

Our five corporate values govern our culture and guide how we treat the people we work with: Valuing people, Integrity, Mutuality, Creativity and Professionalism.