Covid-19 updates

Last updated: Tuesday 18 May 2021

Regarding the return to face-to-face teaching, all lessons will remain online. Our students have been already informed via email.

Our exams are delivered following all local government safety measures. Access to our test centres is allowed only on presentation of a handwritten statement of a negative self-test administered up to 24 hours before the examination or any other type of diagnostic test (rapid test or PCR test) administered up to 72 hours before the examination. The handwritten statement must be signed either by candidate or his/her parent/guardian if he/she is under 18 years old. Candidates should cover the cost of the diagnostic test themselves.

All other services and activities are available either online or remotely.

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

English language courses

Regarding the return to face-to-face teaching, all lessons will remain online. Our students have been already informed via email.

If you are one of our students or parents, please check your email regularly for updates for you or your child. For further information, please visit our English courses FAQs webpage.

Cambridge English Qualifications

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

IELTS exams are delivered following all local government safety measures. Access to our test centres is allowed only on presentation of a handwritten statement of a negative self-test administered up to 24 hours before the examination or any other type of diagnostic test (rapid test or PCR test) administered up to 72 hours before the examination. The handwritten statement must be signed either by candidate or his/her parent/guardian if he/she is under 18 years old. Candidates should cover the cost of the diagnostic test themselves.

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)

Pearson Edexcel has announced that the International GCSE and International AS/A Level exams in May/June 2021 will not go ahead as planned. Read updates from Pearson Edexcel here.

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 and What’s on webpages 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

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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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