Addvantage Member Scheme

Our Addvantage member scheme offers enhanced services to you, your students and your teachers. Partner with us and enjoy the benefits of working with a trusted and professional international organisation.

What is Addvantage?

Addvantage is the British Council’s member scheme for schools, language centres and institutions who register exams candidates with us each year. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those schools who already co-operate with us, and ‘welcome’ to new schools and institutions that wish to try our services.

How do I become an Addvantage member?

Any school wishing to collaborate with us can become a member of the Addvantage member scheme.

You can become a member of Addvantage if your foreign language school, private primary or secondary school or institution registers candidates with us for any of the English language exams we administer: Cambridge English (paper-based and computer-based, IELTS and Aptis for Teens.

Your level of membership is based on the number of candidates you registered in the previous academic year. You will receive the Addvantage calculator at the start of each registration period, where you will see your level, which will be valid for the duration of the academic year.

Each school can claim the benefits and exclusive rewards that correspond to their level of membership. As you move up in your membership level, you will enjoy greater benefits as a thank you for continuing to choose the British Council as your exams provider.

Addvantage is also available to language schools and private primary and secondary schools/institutions who have not worked with us before, or who have not done so for a number of years.

What benefits will I receive as an Addvantage member?

The Addvantage Member scheme offers you an attractive and exclusive package of benefits for your school, your teachers and your students. It includes top quality exams management and administration for you and your students, a wide range of exam preparation material, seminars and teacher development workshops, as well as access to the many other services we offer as the British Council in Arts, Education and Society. Some of the benefits we offer are:

  • participation in the British Council’s Our Future competition for school-age learners with fantastic prizes
  • free mock speaking tests for your FCEfS, CAE and CPE candidates as well as tips, practice and feedback on writing samples for FCEfS and CAE through our Road to Success website
  • free English language practice resources for all ages and all levels on our LearnEnglish website and free exam practice resources for IELTS through Road to IELTS
  • listening with headphones or stereo surround system, and high quality venues for your students’ computer-based, paper-based and speaking exams
  • guaranteed safety for your younger students through our child protection policy
  • free access to two British Council TeachingEnglish online training modules and a 25% discount on additional modules for you and your teachers
  • invitations to attend our face-to-face ELT seminars available throughout Greece and our regular IELTS webinars with best practice teaching tips
  • our guide to English language exams for your students’ parents, which provides advice on how to help their child with their English Language exams
  • the right to use the approved British Council Addvantage© branding for promotional purposes
  • promotion of your school through our School Finder webpage
  • a free IELTS and a free Cambridge English practice test book for schools that continue to work with us for three consecutive years
  • ELT seminars specifically tailored for the needs of your school.

We offer many more benefits and update our offer every academic year.

For a detailed list of the benefits we offer to EFL schools and private primary/secondary schools, please contact us at Addvantage@britishcouncil.gr for a copy of our 2017–18 brochure and terms and conditions.

Why partner with the British Council through Addvantage?

Our heritage.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We are globally renowned as an authority for our work in English teaching, testing and in supporting teachers of English.

Our expertise.

Over 70 examination boards and educational institutions trust us to deliver their exams around the world. We are recognised for our integrity in delivering high-quality exams services and professional English teaching and training.

The exams we offer are widely known and recognised by schools, universities and employers in Greece and around the world.

Your assurance.

No other examination centre in Greece can rival our unparalleled 80 years’ experience in delivering international exams. Our top quality examination management ensures your experience is 100 per cent secure, transparent, positive and fair.

You are guaranteed a service which is friendly and accessible to everyone. Our examinations staff are trained to meet our child protection standards and the requirements of candidates who have special educational needs.

Our range of internationally recognised English language qualifications can best support your students’ goals and enhance their skills, careers and future in today’s demanding global context!

Your advantage.

We recognise that for a relationship to be long-lasting, it must be mutually beneficial. The Addvantage member scheme is designed to add value to the work we do with our supplier schools with the aim of fostering loyalty.

It is not just about the exams alone, it’s about helping schools, teachers and candidates perform to the best of their ability by offering value added products and services from across the British Council. By partnering with the British Council through Addvantage, you enter a world of opportunities through the variety of services we offer in Greece in English and Exams, Education, Arts and Society.

Once you become a member of our Addvantage member scheme your school will join an exclusive group and receive an attractive package of benefits and support services along with our expertise, dedication and commitment to our clients. 

How do I find more information about Addvantage?

If you would like to register candidates with us and receive more information about our Addvantage member scheme, please contact our Addvantage Manager:

Andy Papadimitriou
British Council
43 Tsimiski Street
546 23 Thessaloniki
Telephone 2310 378 316
Fax 2310 241 960
Email Andy.Papadimitriou@britishcouncil.gr

What people say about us

Sophia Sagia and Socratis Magnisalis, Athens

‘Once again you have excelled. Our students and their parents were very happy. Everything from venue choice to the supervisors and invigilators’ professionalism provided a synergy towards a great exam experience. Thank you!’

Mark Palmer, Neo Irakleio Attikis

‘You all deserve a word of appreciation for the excellent way in which the main suite exams were run this May. You were very well organised and British Council staff were helpful and friendly. Thank you: you made the examinations a pleasant rather than a traumatic experience for the candidates.’

Eleni Niarchou, Megara Attikis

‘As a school owner who has co-operated successfully with the British Council for many years, I was impressed by your seminar on 25 November 2012. It was professionally organised and I found both the comments and the interaction really helpful. It was also a good opportunity for the students to have their questions answered, as well as good support for the teachers.’

Agnes Katsianos, Ilioupoli Attikis

‘It is traditional for us at the Katsianos School to work with the British Council, particularly with regard to the Cambridge exams. We have been co-operating for more than thirty years! Teachers, students and their parents alike are all aware of the immense importance of having a strong British Council by our side ready to support us with the Cambridge exams, as well as our students' studies in Great Britain.

The administrative staff are all exceptional and conscientious workers, always ready to help us and show understanding, flexibility and sensitivity. We feel that the British Council believes in assisting us when it comes to our students’ welfare and the school’s in general.

In addition, TEFL lecturers are provided when asked, which is extremely supportive.

The British Council means a lot to us as it has been an integral part of our thriving school life for so many years!’

Dimitris Meletopoulos, Neo Irakleio Attikis

‘An obvious advantage of the computer-based exams is that they are held much later than the traditional paper-based ones, which gives candidates ample time to practise. Also, the fact that they [our students] can register just a fortnight prior to the exam when they feel absolutely confident shouldn’t go unnoticed. When it comes to such academic level studies as the Cambridge Proficiency, this is really important as it can determine students’ success.

My experience of the computer-based Cambridge Proficiency exam is rather positive. My learners enjoyed it and did their best. Regarding the organisation of the exam itself, everything was perfect. The staff were friendly and most helpful, and everything went according to schedule.

I would like to congratulate the British Council on introducing the computer-based version of the Cambridge exams.’

Artemis Lioliou, Volos

‘The implementation of the British Council’s Child Protection Policy has helped to considerably improve the conditions at exam centres for all parties involved. Now child and teenage candidates take their breaks in specially designated areas, which allows them to remain focused on the task ahead; parents and teachers, on the other hand, no longer need to linger outside the exam centre while the examination is being carried out, as they can now rest assured that their students or children will be safe and responsibly taken care of. In this way, noise levels are kept to a minimum and better conditions are achieved for all candidates.’