The British Council IELTS Partnership Programme is a membership scheme for organisations that register and prepare candidates for IELTS. It’s been designed to show appreciation for the support that your institution offers us.

There are three levels of membership – Silver, Gold and Platinum. Depending on the number of candidates members register with the British Council the membership status is reviewed at the end of the year.

The benefits accumulate as you move up the levels enabling a long-term mutually beneficial partnership between your organisation and the British Council. 

 What benefits will I receive as a member?

As an IELTS Partnership Programme member at any level of membership, you will receive:

  • professional support and development opportunities for your trainers
  • a wide range of learning resources for your students
  • a range of support services and other resources from the British Council
  • a certificate from the British Council recognising your organisation
  • exclusive access to use the following straplines in your marketing communications: 'IELTS registration centre for the British Council' or 'Member of the British Council IELTS Partnership Programme'.

Please call us or send us a message for further details of the IELTS Partnership Programme.

Thresholds for Silver, Gold and Platinum membership

The membership thresholds are:

  • Silver: partners providing 10-40 candidates each quarter
  • Gold: partners providing 41-75 candidates each quarter
  • Platinum: partners providing 76 or more candidates each quarter.

What benefits will I receive as a Silver Member?

Benefits for Silver Members include:

  • a dedicated online IELTS registration facility through the British Council registration website
  • a framed British Council IELTS Partnership Programme membership certificate
  • access to promotional materials including posters, leaflets and brochures
  • an IELTS Information Session at your premises organised by the British Council (once every six months, with a minimum of 15 candidates being present)
  • use of our exclusive strapline(s) on your promotional materials and website
  • one reserved seat at each IELTS Train the Trainers session (as and when scheduled)  
  • two copies of 'IELTS Top Tips' books (Academic and General Training versions - with CD ROM)
  • your institution’s information (contact name, contact number, email and website address) on our country website.

What benefits will I receive as a Gold Member?

Benefits for Gold Members include:

  • a dedicated online IELTS registration facility through the British Council registration website
  • block booking of seats on the British Council registration website
  • a framed British Council IELTS Partnership Programme membership certificate
  • access to promotional materials including posters, leaflets and brochures
  • an IELTS Information Session at your premises organised by the British Council (once every six months, with a minimum of 15 candidates being present)
  • use of our exclusive strapline(s) on your promotional materials and website
  • two reserved seats at each IELTS Train the Trainers session (as and when scheduled)  
  • five copies of 'IELTS Top Tips' books (Academic and General Training versions - with CD ROM)
  • a complimentary copy of the 'IELTS Scores Explained' DVD for IELTS trainers in partner institutes
  • your institution’s information (contact name, contact number, email and website address) on our country website.

What benefits will I receive as a Platinum Member?

Benefits for Platinum Members include:

  • a dedicated online IELTS registration facility through the British Council registration website
  • block booking of seats on the British Council registration website
  • a framed British Council IELTS Partnership Programme membership certificate
  • access to promotional materials including posters, leaflets and brochures
  • an IELTS Information Session at your premises organised by the British Council (once every three months, with a minimum of 15 candidates being present)
  • use of our exclusive strapline(s) on your promotional materials and website
  • Three reserved seats in each IELTS Train the Trainers session (as and when scheduled)  
  • 10 copies of IELTS Top Tips books  (Academic and General Training versions - with CD ROM)
  • a complimentary copy of the 'IELTS Scores Explained' DVD for IELTS trainers in partner institutes
  • your institution’s information (contact name, contact number, email and website address) on our country website
  • free 120 hours' access for each registered candidate to the British Council online course Road to IELTS
  • exclusive IELTS test sessions at your premises, provided a minimum of 50 candidates are confirmed at any given session, six weeks of advance notice is given and the venue meets our standards for testing.

Important notes

  1. A quarter comprises three months (i.e. January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December). 
  2. Candidates gain access to Road to IELTS only once they have completed registration.
  3. You can reserve seats up until six weeks before a test date.
  4. We will provide your certificate three months after signing an IELTS Partnership Programme contract with you.
  5. You will be able to use the strapline(s) once the contract is signed and the membership status confirmed.
  6. We will deliver books and DVDs within four weeks of signing an IELTS Partnership Programme contract with you.
  7. We will display your institution name on our website within four weeks of signing an IELTS Partnership Programme contract with you.
  8. We will distribute promotional materials as far as possible based on your requirements, but also on stock availability.