Covid-19 updates

Last updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020

Our services and other activities are fully operational and available either online, remotely or by means of appointment.

Find out how we are continuing to offer our services and programmes:

English language courses

Our courses for children and adults will continue from September, with additional health and safety measures in place.

If you are one of our students or the parent of a student, check your email regularly for updates.

Find out what courses are available and how to register.

Cambridge English Qualifications

Announced dates for the May 2020 Cambridge English Qualifications have been transferred to June and July 2020 – please see our updated schedule.

Candidate timetables with the exact exam dates and times will be available for download on our website approximately one week before the exam date.

Please note that we also offer computer-based Cambridge English Qualifications.

For further information, please visit our Exams FAQs webpage.

IELTS tests

We are now offering IELTS candidates more choices. Our updated test schedule offers more test dates for computer-delivered IELTS and paper-based IELTS, allowing you to take your IELTS test on a convenient date and at a time that suits you.

To register for an IELTS test on a forthcoming date:

Visit our Prepare for your IELTS Test with the British Council webpage to find out about our free online courses, videos, mobile apps and much more.

For further information, please visit our Exams FAQs webpage.

School examinations (GCE, GCSE, International GCSE, IAL)

We are aware of the recent announcement by the UK school examinations boards not to run the May/June 2020 international school examinations (GCE, IGCSE, GCSE, IAL) worldwide. We are working closely with the examination boards and will share more information with candidates as soon we are able.

In the meantime, we recommend that you visit the examination board websites for the latest information and guidance:

UK education information webinars

Following the closure of our offices in Athens and Thessaloniki, we are pleased to announce the launch of a series of UK education information webinars.

Document translation and verification via courier

Our face-to-face translation and verification services have been suspended until further notice. Translation and verification services are available via courier and, for submission only, by email. Visit our document translation and verification webpage for further information.

Cultural activity

We are putting our face-to-face arts and other cultural activity on hold with a view to rescheduling when it becomes possible. We are exploring ways of digitising parts of our programmes and creating new digital content, aiming to stay connected with our audiences. Visit our Arts online webpage to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have put together guidance for our students, parents of students, foreign language school owners, partner schools and individual exams candidates in response to common questions about the status of your classes and exams:

Call Centre

Our Call Centre remains open Monday to Friday, 09.00–17.00. Considering the unusually large number of enquiries that we receive daily, there may be a short delay in our responses.

Stay in touch

Visit our website, follow us on Facebook and/or sign up for our newsletters for the latest updates.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, customers and staff. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take relevant measures in line with the advice of the authorities.

Thank you for your understanding.

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