Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)
British Council administers the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) on behalf of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). TKT aims to increase teachers’ confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, anywhere in the world.
A TKT award will help you to understand the different methodologies for teaching, the ‘language of teaching’, the ways in which resources can be used, the key aspects of lesson planning, and classroom management methods for different needs.
For more information about the TKT, please visit the TKT pages of the Cambridge ESOL website and download the TKT information booklet. For registration information, please see the frequently asked questions below.
All the information you need to prepare for TKT is on the TKT pages of the Cambridge ESOL website.
Dates and locations
Venues: TKT exams are administered in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt.
Registration dates: registration is open all year – when 20 or more applications have been collected we submit entries to Cambridge who then set an exams date for approximately six weeks time.
The fee to take a TKT exam is NGN 8,500 per module.
Step 1: Collect a TKT application form from one of our exam centres in Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt.
You will need to bring along with you two current passport sized photographs, a valid international passport (original only, no other form of ID is acceptable) and a photocopy of the information page(s) of your international passport.
Step 2: Fill in your details, sign and submit the application form to one of the exam centre staff. Please note:
- On the exam day your original international passport must match the copy attached to the completed application form.
- No PO Box/PMB/agent and/or international addresses will be accepted as correspondence addresses. Please write your address clearly.
- Application forms may not be taken away from the British Council office, and candidates must sign their application form in person. No other person may sign on behalf of the candidate. Signing on behalf of a candidate will lead to automatic disqualification.
- If your family name has been changed because of a recent marriage, the name change must be entered in your international passport, or otherwise you can register in your maiden name. No other form of evidence is acceptable in the case of a name change.
Step 3: Pay the exam fee.
Payment is made by bank draft, drawn from any of the existing Nigerian banks, payable to British Council.
Please note that your application will not be processed until payment has been received.
Step 4: Confirmation
After you have registered, you will be notified of the exam date six weeks before the time.
TKT certificates are issued by Cambridge within two weeks of receipt of the exam scripts. They can be collected from the relevant British Council office approximately three weeks after the test date.
Payment is made by bank draft, drawn from any of the existing Nigerian banks, payable to British Council. Please submit payment with your application forms at the British Council office of the city in which you wish to sit your examinations.
Please refer to our Examinations Refund Policy.
What to bring with you
Identification – international passport
Statement of entry
Soft B or HB pencils, eraser and rough paper
Pens, pencils in a CLEAR bag
No electronic devices. e.g. mobile phone, etc
The certificates awarded to Cambridge ESOL candidates are recognised by thousands of educational organisations and employers throughout the world as reliable evidence of the level of English the learner has achieved. For more information please visit the ESOL website.
If your questions haven’t been answered, kindly contact the exams team for more information.
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.
Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.