UK international school qualifications

The British Council and UK-based awarding bodies work together to provide expert support to schools delivering UK international school qualifications.

Who we are

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Through the Partner Schools Programme, we offer unparalleled operational and educational support to a network of over 2,600 schools across 40 countries.

We work together with UK-based awarding bodies to give access to life changing UK international school qualifications worldwide. 

Our expert support empowers schools to improve educational outcomes and unlock opportunities for students across the world.

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Educational opportunities

We help young people worldwide to transform their lives, by providing access to learn English, get a high-quality education and gain internationally recognised qualifications

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Trusted partner

We offer support for schools to seamlessly and securely deliver globally trusted, life changing UK international school qualifications

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Learning community

We nurture an educational community to support professional pathways for educators, enable enriched learning journeys, and prepare students for the future.

UK international school qualifications

Explore a world of opportunities with UK international school qualifications, globally trusted international qualifications developed by UK-based awarding bodies.

Explore the benefits and global recognition of UK international school qualifications. Learn how they pave the way for academic and professional success. 

Unlock the power of UK international school qualifications

British Council Partner Schools

We support schools with expert operational and educational support that includes extensive professional development.  

Partner Schools access exclusive networking events and forums that connect educators from around the world — creating opportunities to share knowledge and learning experiences with like-minded professionals.

Our dedicated local teams work with Partner Schools on the ground to provide specialist exam delivery and account management support. 

Our Partner Schools Programme

Support Hubs

Teachers Hub

Teachers’ hub

Empowering educators with resources, training, and a network to share best practices. Elevate your teaching and impact student success.

Parents Hub

Parents’ hub

A dedicated space for parents to explore the advantages of UK international school qualifications and understand the British Council’s support in Partner Schools.

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Online Support for Schools (OSS)

Exclusive professional development hub for educators and school leaders from Partner Schools.

Partner Schools Connect 

Collaborate on joint classroom-based projects with teachers and students from our global Partner Schools community. 

Schools Now! conference

Network with peers from around the world at our annual international conference devoted to sharing educational best practices.

Action research grants

Explore funding, professional resources, and mentorship to perform your own educational research.

Your World video competition

Participate in our global video competition where students showcase their creativity and perspectives.

Student safeguarding 

Prioritise student safety with resources and training on safeguarding that promote safe and inclusive learning environments.


Join our global community

If your school would like to offer UK international school qualifications with the support of the British Council, apply to become a Partner School today. 

Our team is ready to support you with tailored resources, professional development, operational support delivering exams, and a community that spans across continents.