Expert support, better results
Open up a world of opportunity with Advantage, the British Council’s trusted loyalty programme. Delivered in collaboration with Cambridge English, Advantage rewards a global community of educators who register candidates for Cambridge English Qualifications at our network of authorised exam centres.
How do I register candidates with the British Council and join Advantage?
It’s easy to register candidates for Cambridge English exams with the British Council and join Advantage. We will guide you with your students’ registration and take care of the exam administration.
If your school / institution registers candidates for Cambridge English exams with the British Council in the Netherlands, you can apply online to be an Advantage member and enjoy attractive membership benefits.
After you apply, our exams team will contact you to confirm your membership. It's free to join Advantage and you can apply at any time.
You will be able to access your membership benefits right away, including the Advantage member badge for your promotional materials. We will also send you regular communications about our exam services and exclusive benefits for Advantage members.
Why join Advantage?
Advantage goes above and beyond to offer you expert support helping members, teachers and learners progress along their English exam journey. We offer our members increasing levels of benefits so you can grow from Advantage Standard to Premium Plus level as a reward for registering more candidates or working with us year after year.
Join Advantage today and start enjoying your membership benefits.
- Flexible exam services and personal account support. You can focus on what is important, while we take care of organising the exams.
- Exclusive financial incentives and marketing materials. Grow your exam registrations and membership level and get increasing benefits from partnering with us.
- Enhanced education experience. Enjoy unrivalled resources and support to enhance the learning and teaching at your institution.
Why Advantage? Because it all adds up to better results.
Who does Advantage support?
Advantage is available for schools, language centres and other educational organisations and institutions who register candidates to take Cambridge English Qualifications at a British Council authorised exam centre. Advantage members can access expert operational and educational support to help your students take these internationally recognised English language exams developed by Cambridge English.
Advantage helps thousands of members in over 50 countries to connect and collaborate with each other. Teachers and leaders can access development opportunities throughout their professional life, and learners can participate in rich and diverse international cultural exchanges. Advantage also supports parents and carers who want to help their children with learning English and preparing for the exams.
You can find out more about how your membership benefits support schools, teachers and leaders, students and families using our Advantage global offer. In the Netherlands we have also included a few extra Advantage benefits to further support you.
How does Advantage membership work?
The more candidates you register the greater the benefits. We offer four membership levels:
- Advantage Starter
- Advantage Basic
- Advantage Premium
- Advantage Premium Plus
Your membership level will depend on the total number of registrations made with us in the previous academic year from September to August. We will evaluate and renew your membership level each year.
New schools and institutions that apply to join Advantage will be offered a membership level according to the number of registrations they first make. We also invite those who are starting to offer Cambridge English exams to join with Advantage Starter membership. Advantage Starter aims to give you the framework and the marketing tools to launch our cooperation.
You can find out more about how our loyalty programme works in the Advantage terms and conditions.