Teacher Knowledge Test

British Council

What is TKT?

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a flexible assessment for teachers and has been developed to give teachers a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching knowledge needed in the language teaching classroom. Preparing for TKT will generally help  teachers grow in confidence as well as give them the knowledge and skills that will help develop their career.

 It is divided into 3 separate modules

TKT: Module 1 – Background to language teaching

TKT: Module 2 – Planning for language teaching

TKT: Module 3 – Classroom Management

Who is TKT for? 

TKT is specially developed for those who:

  • Are already teaching, but would like to take an internationally recognized qualification to gain formal recognition for their experience
  • Want to enhance their career opportunities by broadening their teaching experience into specialist areas
  • Want to keep their teaching skills up to date.

Further information about TKT is available at Cambridge ESOL Website

Regular TKT Assessment

The regular TKT assessment is modular and flexible, allowing teachers to fit their studies around their work and other commitments. Candidates can register for any module of their choice or all three at once. They can take the modules over a period of time that suits their needs and certificates are issued for each module assessment completed.

The test can be taken at any stage in a teacher’s career and is designed to be relevant to:

  • Pre-service teachers
  • Teachers who wish to refresh their teaching knowledge
  • Teachers who are moving to English language teaching after teaching another subject
  • Teachers who have some experience of teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • Teachers who wish to formalise their knowledge by undertaking a Cambridge certificate course
Key Dates/Information

Proposed Exam Date

12 March 2022

Exam Cost

NGN89,100 for three modules

To get started, download the TKT registration form and guide in the downloads section below or contact us for more information


Upcoming TKT Training and Assessment

Our TKT training and assessment for 2022 is now open. This opening is for all teachers in Lagos, Abuja and, Port Harcourt. British Council trained and trusted trainers would be available to deliver training for all modules (1 – 3) and a certificate of attendance will be provided as well as free TKT Exams immediately after the training session.

Key Dates/Information

Commencement of Training

12 February - 5 March 2022

Training & Exam Cost

NGN 160,000

Registration Deadline

8 February 2022

Training Benefits

  • Free TKT course material (module 1 – 3)
  • Certificate of attendance for all attendees
  • TKT Cambridge Certificate


Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the exams team for more information.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We are 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.