Please see below for FAQs regarding the exams.

I wish to take an exam for a school/ professional body overseas. What is the procedure for registering?

The British Council administers exams on behalf of over 50 universities, colleges and professional bodies in the UK and elsewhere. We will be happy to conduct your exam for you.

Your starting point is to confirm with the examination body that you wish to sit for your exam at the British Council. You then inform our exams officer of your intention. We will contact the exam body and send you the payment details if the body will not be paying us direct. We charge an administrative fee of N27,625 naira and N42,500 per paper for UK and non-UK institutions respectively. The total amount should be paid by Bank draft drawn on any Nigerian bank and issued in favour of ‘British Council’. This should be submitted preferably 3 days before the Exam date.

For more information, please contact the Exams officers in our various centres:

You can also click here for the Professional & Educational Exams Journey map.

My child wishes to take a school entrance exam. What is the procedure for registering?

The British Council also administers exams on behalf of schools in UK and elsewhere. We will be happy to conduct this exam for your child.

Your starting point is to confirm with the examination body that you wish to sit for your exam at the British Council. You then inform our exams officer of your intention. We will contact the exam body and send you the payment details if the body will not be paying us directly.

We charge an administrative fee of N31,875 and N42,500 per paper for UK and non-UK schools respectively. The total amount should be paid by bank draft drawn on any Nigerian bank and issued in favour of ‘British Council’. This should be submitted preferably 3 days before the Exam date.

How do I become a member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and write the professional exams?

The British Council conducts CIPS examinations in Nigeria. We do not provide Training/preparation for the exams neither can we advise you on your starting level. Time table and forms are available at www.cips.org.

Following the guidelines, you will submit your forms and Bank draft at the nearest British Council office nearest to you. Once you have registered, you will be sent a login by CIPS and be advised on which level of examination you are to sit for.

Please log on to www.cips.org for more details.

How do I register for ACCA exams?

The British Council conducts the ACCA examinations in Nigeria. If you wish to sit for a paper based test, you will have to register directly with ACCA. If you wish to sit for the Computer Based Test, you will register with us. You will however need to complete an initial registration with ACCA.

For information on ACCA registration and fees please visit http://www.accaglobal.com/en/member.html or check the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) page on our site.

How can my school become a Cambridge registered school?

If you would like your school to conduct the Cambridge exams, you will be required to register as an attached centre with the British Council in Nigeria. Please visit our Become a British Council CIE attached centre page for more information.

If your school qualifies based on the set criteria, you can send in an Application to be a Cambridge Attached Centre to:

The Schools Exams Manager
British Council
20 Thompson Avenue
Ikoyi, Lagos

If your application is considered you will be contacted and following interviews and visits to your school, you will be advised on the procedures to complete your registration. After this is done, you will be given a CIE-Direct login, where you can access all the information you need regarding the syllabus.

How do I register my child for Cambridge examinations?

The Cambridge International Examinations (O and A levels, AS Levels, IGCSE, and Checkpoint) are conducted in two sessions every year in May/June and October/November. Registration forms are available at the British Council offices nearest to you and can also be downloaded here. We do not offer classes or tutorials but you could check your local Education agents for assistance.

I want to become an Accredited Coursework Assessor for Cambridge Exams.

To internally assess candidates’ work for many Cambridge IGCSE subjects, at least one teacher of the subject in your school must have an appropriate certificate or letter of accreditation from Cambridge. To do this, you can purchase the IGCSE teacher training pack for N13,000, for a subject of your choice and complete the assessment, through the British council. You will need to pay accreditation fee of N7,500 before submitting your assessment to Cambridge for review (all payments should be made in bank draft payable to British Council).

Payment must be made through bank draft from any Nigerian Bank issued to British Council. (Please ensure you verify that the pack for the particular subject you intend to be certified in is available first before going ahead to purchase the bank).

When are the Cambridge exam results released and how do I receive them?

When are the Cambridge exam results released and how do I receive them?

Results for June are usually released at the end of August and will be sent via courier to the candidate’s address. Results for November are usually released at the beginning of February. You can visit www.cie.org.uk for more details.

I want to become a Cambridge Examiner.

Cambridge accepts applications from suitably qualified teachers in the UK and outside the UK. You must hold a degree-level qualification in the subject in which you wish to examine, be familiar with Cambridge qualifications, and have a computer and a broadband connection.

To apply for any examining roles, you need to complete the relevant application form. Please note that Cambridge will only consider applications for art and design work from UK-based applicants. This is because marking for this subject area takes place in the UK.

I have misplaced my Cambridge certificate, I want a replacement.

You can only request for a Certifying statement to replace a lost Certificate. If you have not collected your certificate, you need to contact the centre you registered with for the exam to collect it. If you sat for the exam with The British Council, you need to come to the office with a proof of identification to request for your certificate.

If you have collect your certificate and it is missing, you will need to apply for a certifying statement as your certificate cannot be replaced due to Cambridge International Examinations policies.

Please click here for the application form for a certifying statement.

You will need to pay a fee of N32,155 by bank draft issued in favour of British Council  from any Nigerian bank.

I would like to purchase past questions booklet for Cambridge International examinations.

We do not sell past question booklets and neither do we conduct tutorial classes for Cambridge examinations. We only have CIE past questions and syllabus CD ROMs for sale. The price is N8,500 and is payable by bank draft from any Nigerian bank issued to British Council.

How do I apply for the Commonwealth scholarships?

The British Council is not responsible for the administration of Commonwealth Scholarships in Nigeria, however if you would more information about the programme, please check the link below for further information.

http://www.csfp-online.org/about.html

What is British Council International School Award?

The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young people and enriching, teaching and learning. ISA was introduced in the year 2000 and over 3000 schools from 15 countries across the world including the UK have joined this exciting journey since then.

How do I participate in the Education Agents online training?

To register for the Education Agents online training, you are required to submit signed engagement agreements with at least two UK institutions.

If you currently do not run your own agency and work within a larger agency then you will be required to submit an introduction letter from your employer confirming the following:

  • Your job title and function
  • That you are employed within that organisation

The training runs for 8 weeks after which a paper-based exam will be done at a British Council office in Nigeria.

Registration for this course is £500 per person.

The course runs twice a year.

For further questions or enquiry please contact:

eduk.enquiries@ng.britishcouncil.org

What is the British Council Education Exhibition?

The British Council’s Education exhibition is an excellent opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from over 50UK recognised higher education institutions, who are available to provide you with information about various study options available in the UK and also to answer any questions you may have.

What are the benefits of a British Council Education Exhibition?

Whether you're a student or a professional, you’ll benefit from a wide range of opportunities and possibilities and also get face-to-face information about undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses.

How much does it cost to attend a British Council Education Exhibition?

To attend the exhibition is FREE OF CHARGE.

I would like to become a British Council supplier/contractor.

There is a standard procedure for registering suppliers/contractors. Please contact our facilities department at info.nigeria@britishcouncil.org or call 01-4603090-9

I would like to know the locations of the British Council offices in Nigeria and their operational hours.

The British council offices are located in the following states and their operational hours are stated below.

LAGOS

Thompson Avenue
Falomo, Ikoyi

Work hours; Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1530hrs, Fridays- 0800-1230

ABUJA

Plot 3645, IBB Way
Maitama

Work hours; Monday – Thursday: 0800 – 1530hrs, Fridays- 0800-1230

PORT HARCOURT

Plot 127, Olusegun Obasanjo Way
GRA II, Port Harcourt

Work hours; Monday – Thursday: 8.00am – 4.00pm, Fridays- 0800-1230pm

KANO

19/20 Lamido Road
Nassarawa G.R.A
Kano

Work hours; Monday – Thursday: 0830 – 1530hrs, Fridays- 0800-1230

How do I contact your customer service?

You can contact our customer service by e-mail on: info.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org or exams.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org or call +234-1-4603090-9

How can I be a part of the British Council Arts Programme?

Please email cep.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org with your details and we will add you to our mailing list. You can also visit the British Council website regularly, follow us on facebook and on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ng for updates on our upcoming events/programmes and how to participate.

Can the British Council endorse my book/event/organisation?

Unfortunately we are not able to endorse books, events and organisations.

Can I get funding or grant for my event/programme?

Please send a proposal to cep.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org and we’ll get back to you within two weeks of receipt.

Can I learn English in your office?

We don’t teach English in our Nigeria office. We are also not in a position to recommend any. You can however look on our Learn English website for other support services that may be of interest to you.  You may also be interested in some of our other programme areas.

How do I verify my certificates?

The British Council also offers certificate verification services. You are to visit our office with the original and copies of the certificates you want verified. The charges are:

  • N1000 for 1- 5 copies
  • N1500 for 6-10 copies
  • N2000 for 10- 15 copies etc

I want to study in the UK.

Please visit http://www.educationuk.org, where you can search for all courses in the UK.

Applications for undergraduate and foundation degrees are done online through UCAS. Kindly consult their website http://www.ucas.ac.uk for further details. Applications for postgraduate degrees are available through the institution directly. The contact details for all UK universities and colleges are available at http://www.educationuk.org. Please do not hesitate to contact Education UK programme team on eduk.enquiries@ng.britishcouncil.org if you require further clarification.

I have been offered admission into an institution in the UK. I want to confirm if the institution is authentic?

For information on accredited UK institutions, please contact the British Accreditation Council by phone on +44 (0)20 7832 3520, email info@the-bac.org or visit their website www.the-bac.org.

How do I participate in events organised by the British Council?

All events and procedure for participation are advertised on our website and/or in the local newspapers. If you are enquiring about a future event, please send an email to info.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org so we can add you to our mailing list.

How do I apply for visa to the UK?

We cannot advise you on travel requirements but it is best you confirm your exact needs for a visiting visa from the BDHC on visa.lagos@fco.gov.uk or the UKBA website.

You could direct your enquiries to the UK Visas and Immigration or visit www.ukinnigeria.fco.gov.uk and http://www.ge2ng.tpcontact.co.uk/visa-centres for information pertaining to this.