Addvantage is our complimentary examinations member scheme for schools and institutions which register candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications with us in the Netherlands. It’s our way of saying thank you and to welcome our new schools. 

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

Who is Addvantage for?

Addvantage is open to all schools and institutions which register candidates of Cambridge English Qualifications with us using our group registration form. Once you are a member, we will contact you at the beginning of each academic year with your membership level and to inform you of the benefits you are entitled to.

How do I join Addvantage?

We invite all of the schools and institutions we work with and new schools that would like to work with us to join Addvantage. In order to complete your membership, please complete the online application form

You will receive confirmation of your membership via email, you can avail of your membership benefits throughout the academic year.

You only need to complete the application form once as your membership will automatically be renewed each year. 

You can opt out of the scheme at any time by getting in touch with our exams team via email at:

Membership levels

Your membership level will depend on the total number of registrations made with us in each previous academic year. New schools and institutions that join Addvantage will be offered a membership level according to the number of registrations they first make. Your membership level is evaluated and renewed each year. The more candidates you register the greater the benefits.

We offer three membership levels:

  • Addvantage Basic (1 to 30 registrations)
  • Addvantage Premium (31 to 79 registrations)
  • Addvantage Premium Plus (80 registrations and above)

Addvantage benefits

Benefits for your students

  • Standard access to LearnEnglish Exams (LEX) from the British Council: our innovative and personalised practice website for Cambridge English Qualifications. LEX is available to all candidates that take B2 First, B2 First for Schools and C1 Advanced. Standard access gives tips, strategies and online practice in Listening, Reading, Use of English, Writing and Speaking. Find out more here.
  • Opportunity for students and teachers to participate in our Our Future competition for exam candidates across Europe and win fantastic prizes. 
  • British Council digital posters for you to print with hints and tips to help your candidates prepare for Cambridge English Qualifications: B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency exams.

Benefits for your teachers

  • One complementary book of your choice per member provided by Cambridge University Press from a selection of their English Language Teaching 2020 catalogue.
  • Invitation to our annual British Council Conference for Teachers.
  • Invitations to our Addvantage workshops for teachers.
  • One complementary 20-hour online methodology course ‘Understanding assessment’ with certificate of completion provided by Cambridge University Press. You will be invited to join a free webinar introduction to this course and the platform.
  •  One complementary 20-hour Testing and Assessment online methodology course. Teachers may choose from:

Benefits for your school

  • Start of year pack of downloadable British Council Addvantage and Cambridge Assessment English promotional materials.
  • Our Addvantage member logo for your digital and printed promotional materials following our guidelines of use.
  • A certificate to display on your premises indicating your Addvantage membership.
  • An attractive membership plaque for Premium Plus members to display on your premises.
  • Our Addvantage newsletter with exam information, advice and tips for exam preparation, upcoming events and more.
  • Our guide to English language exams and helping children with exam preparation for parents. The guide is available in English and Dutch: Please download our guide here.
  • Information and guidance on the range of free high-quality online learning and teaching resources available from Cambridge Assessment English, Cambridge University Press and British Council.
  • And many more.

Our exam partner

Our exam partner is Cambridge Assessment English.

The British Council in the Netherlands has long standing experience of arranging Cambridge English Qualifications for Cambridge Assessment English across the country.

The British Council collaborates with Cambridge Assessment English in 50 countries with the aim of helping people learn English and proving their skills to the world. Cambridge English Qualifications reflect a path towards learning English, step by step. They include a range of exams that motivate people of all ages and abilities to learn English and develop practical skills for the real world. These qualifications are recognised by over 20,000 thousand organisations world-wide.

Our official sponsor

Our official Addvantage sponsor is Cambridge University Press.

The official sponsor of the Addvantage member scheme 

Cambridge University Press collaborates with the British Council in the Addvantage member scheme to support learners and teachers by providing information and convenient access to the official exam preparation materials and more. Addvantage members receive exclusive benefits from Cambridge University Press booksellers and online training courses developed by their teacher development experts which introduce the principles of assessment and teaching of exam levels for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS.

The only official exam preparation materials

Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English have brought together their expertise to develop the official exam preparation materials for Cambridge qualifications and tests. Working in collaboration, they have developed a range of official courses, support materials and practice tests for learners and teachers to prepare for Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS. Cambridge University Press is the only publisher who develops the official preparation materials for Cambridge exams. 

For more information, visit their website: 

Please find full details of our Addvantage benefits in the Addvantage brochure in the downloads section below. Once you are a member, you may start redeeming your Addvantage benefits.

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