Addvantage is the British Council’s exams partnership programme for schools and language centres. When you register candidates with us for Cambridge English exams, your Addvantage membership is automatically activated.

Through Addvantage, the British Council offers various benefits and supports our key partners in preparing their students for exams.

How to become an Addvantage member

When a school or language centre registers candidates with us for Cambridge English exams, the membership is automatically activated. There are 4 levels of memberships: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The level of membership is depends on the number of candidates you register with us over a period of one year. 

What are the membership levels?

The level of membership will depend on the number of candidates you register with us over a period of one year. The numbers of candidates required for each level are:

•Bronze member: 10 students or above

•Silver member: 50 students or above

•Gold member: 90 students or above

•Platinum member: 200 students or above

Partners will be notified of their membership level each year.

What are the benefits for members?

We offer a wide range of benefits, which include:

• special rates for Cambridge English exams

• an Addvantage membership certificate

• the right to use Addvantage logo on promotional materials and websites

• the right to use the strapline ‘Member of the British Council Addvantage Partnership Programme’ 

• access to promotional materials including posters and leaflets 

• quarterly e-newsletter with updates on Cambridge English exams

• opportunities to participate in pre-testing

How can I order promotional leaflets and posters?

To support efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus) in Hong Kong, the British Council in Hong Kong is suspending the promotional leaflets and posters delivery services until further notice.

Can I arrange exams at my school / centre?

If you have a minimum of 25 candidates (for YLE) or 40 candidates (for KET/PET/FCE/CAE/CPE) in one exam session, we can arrange exams to be held at your school/centre*. If the minimum number of candidates cannot be met, you can still register your students to take the exams at our open sessions, which are usually held at the British Council. 

*Please note that your school/centre will need to satisfy exams venue requirements. 

If you want to make a group booking or obtain details on venue requirements, please contact us at 2913 5100 or

How can I prepare students for Cambridge English exams?

Students can purchase exam preparation books published by the Cambridge University Press. Please visit online resources provided on the Cambridge English Teachers website for more information. 


What people say about us

"The British Council is very professional and organised. What is more important, our students had a better understanding of their learning of English after taking Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) and Cambridge English: Key (KET) examinations. That's what made our partnership worthwhile. It has been my pleasure working with them. They are a highly trusted partner and I would recommend other schools in Hong Kong to look at their English programmes."

Michelle Ko, Vice Principal of Bishop Walsh Primary School

"We feel proud of being a partner of the British Council in Hong Kong. The continuous support from the British Council has given us a strong backup as a Cambridge English courses provider."

Clara Cheng, Centre Manager of the Scout Association of HK – Education Centre

Book an offsite Cambridge English exam

We can offer exams at your schools and language centres, subject to a minimum candidate entry number and a suitable exam venue setting according to the Cambridge English Language Assessment requirement. Please contact Examinations Services for more details.


Tel: (852) 2913 5100

Fax: (852) 2913 5172