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Aptis has been developed by the British Council, a trusted organisation with more than 70 years’ experience in English assessment. The British Council’s status as a global leader in English testing makes choosing Aptis the right decision for your organisation’s English development needs.

Aptis is used around the globe by corporate businesses, government organisations, educational institutions and NGOs. It is a business-to-business product for sale to organisations, rather than individuals, used for:

  • benchmarking students or employees
  • language audits to identify training needs
  • filtering potential employees for interview
  • filtering current employees for promotion
  • as a diagnostic tool to identify strengths and weaknesses of people seeking employment
  • evaluating language- development projects


The flexibility in structure and delivery of Aptis also means affordability, as you only pay for the skills you want to test. You can administer Aptis, or we can do it for you, with results available in as little as 24 hours.

Customisation can be done to suit cultural context and languages, and we are able to offer joint branding and local language translation on the instruction page*. For example, we could provide an Australian English version of the test, or remove specific cultural references.

We can also adapt the content of Aptis, developing items suitable for a specific domain, such as for teaching or travel and tourism. Aptis can test what you want it to.

Candidate performance in each skill is mapped to the Common EuropeanFramework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). An Aptis candidate will receive a score on a numerical scale (0–50) for the grammar and vocabulary section, and a score on a numerical scale (0–50) and CEFR level (A1–C) for each skill they take. This will make up the candidate’s profile of language proficiency. This approach to scoring has the effect of giving a very accurate indication of a candidate’s ability.

More accurate results help you to achieve increasingly effective and focused English training and recruitment. It also ensures standards can be raised and maintained at personal, organisational and regional levels.

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