Since 2015, we have been offering computer based testing (CBT) services to awarding bodies across the world. Now, the British Council delivers CBT in 200+ locations in 60+ countries, expanding to over 100 countries by June 2018. Our extensive experience and global network mean we are in a unique position to advise both existing and potential partners on how to successfully transition from pen-and-paper to computer-based testing.

Building on this experience, we are now able to offer a consultancy service for awarding bodies thinking of making the move to CBT to help you understand the impact of making the switch.

Whether you have questions on the type of platform to use, the operational impact of the various industry-leading platforms, how to implement an effective roll-out strategy, the suitability of online invigilation, to choosing the right delivery model, we can help.

We will be with you every step of the way, from initial consultancy to managing the delivery of your exams using our secure, robust and professional network of venues and 26,000 test day personnel.

This year will also see the launch of a British Council backed CBT platform, which will allow us to offer a true “end to end” solution to awarding bodies for CBT, including a new way for smaller boards to access an industry-leading platform at a cost that has traditionally been unachievable in a traditional procurement approach.

So if you are contemplating the switch to computer based testing and would like to understand more about CBT or any other part of our offer, please get in touch

Paul Muir, Head of Computer Based Testing