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Would you like to improve your English and gain an internationally recognised English language certificate? Would you like to improve your job prospects? Would you like to obtain a UK higher education qualification? Do you need to gain a certificate from a professional association in order to advance your career? Every year over two million people take an exam with British Council around the world.

With British Council you get:

  • Professional, reliable, secure, trustworthy and caring service
  • Unrivalled availability on exams test dates
  • A wide selection of examination locations
  • Flexible payment options
  • First class preparation support and resources
  • Special arrangements for candidates with special needs organised by our experienced test centre staff

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English testIELTS

IELTS is the world’s most popular language test for emigration and studying abroad. Take IELTS with British Council to help you on your way to the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.


British Council artsAptis

Aptis is a new and innovative global English assessment tool from the British Council. It is designed to help organisations reach more people, connect with them and raise standards of English.


A levels school examsCambridge A Level and other school exams

CIE school qualifications are recognised internationally, helping scholars access both overseas and local higher education opportunities. CIE qualifications include A-levels, AS-levels, O-levels, IGCSE and Checkpoint.


Professional development examsProfessional & vocational exams

Hundreds of professionals sit UK professional board exams in Nigeria with British Council every year allowing you the chance to earn a internationally-recognised, UK professional qualifications from within Nigeria.


uk university examsUK University exams

Do you want to earn an academic qualification from a leading UK educational institution? British Council administers examinations on behalf of many UK universities and colleges, making distance learning possible around the world.

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Disclaimer: The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.