An IELTS qualification means different things to different people. Whether you’re looking to move abroad to study, progress in your career or to start a new life with your family, IELTS is your ticket to get there.


If you’re planning on going to the UK, Canada, the US, Australia, Germany or any other destination, we can help you get there. More than 10,000 organisations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the test you can be confident that it is recognised by educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.

Follow the below steps to make the best use of your IELTS journey:

Step One:

Find out who accepts IELTS

Step Two:

Book your test

Step Three:

How to prepare

Step Four:

Your results

  • IELTS means more with the British Council

    Give yourself the best chance of success by taking IELTS with the British Council. We offer a range of support material to ensure you’re prepared for the test:

    Road to IELTS


    Free IELTS practice material


    Familiarisation test for Computer-delivered IELTS


    Mobile apps


    Videos and tips from past test takers


    Book an IELTS test with the British Council

    Book your test at one of our multiple test locations. There are more than 800 official British Council IELTS test centres in more than 140 countries around the world.