In 2018, we delivered over 160,000 tests in the UK through IELTS, as well as delivering exams on behalf of awarding bodies such as ACCA and Heriot Watt University, where we deliver testing at locations across the whole of the UK and Ireland.

The UK and Ireland exams business offers paper and computer testing solutions to a range of stakeholders including universities, awarding organisations and government agencies to name but a few. Our reputation and professionalism was rewarded in 2015 when we were granted the government contract with UKVI to deliver English languages testing as part of non- EU citizens visa application to the UK.

In an ever-evolving world, our clients and test takers are increasingly looking for easier processes in working with us, and as a result we now provide more on demand solutions.

If you are an institution that would like your exams delivered in the UK by the British Council or if you are looking to transition from pen and paper to computer we have a range of solutions for you through IELTS, our Exams Distribution business and now Aptis. Email us at 

By Doug Agyemang, Business Development Manager – UK and Ireland