The British Council aims to ensure that every candidate is treated fairly and objectively and that they are given optimum conditions to take their exams.
Our test centres can make arrangements to accommodate special circumstances or requirements to enable test takers to attend a test centre, and to understand questions and tasks and give their answers.
If you have a disability or another condition which might require special arrangements, you should let the test centre at which you will be doing your test know as soon as you can. Each case is considered individually, so they will need a medical certificate from you to put arrangements in place.
In this case your application must be supported by medical evidence, which should meet the following criteria:
- be legible and either in English or in Portuguese
- be an original document on headed paper and bearing the name, relevant qualification(s) and signature of a recognised practitioner
- give a clear statement of the candidate’s disability
- make it clear how the disability justifies special arrangements.
Additional criteria: special arrangements for candidates with specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia)
The medical evidence must be in the form of a report prepared in a period no more than one year before the test date.
Any more questions?
If you have any further questions, please contact us.
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