British Council provides reliable exam services for Delta and TKT exams under the Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications.

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

TKT is a test about teaching English to speakers of other languages and is suitable for people who want to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognized certificate. It aims to enhance teachers’ job prospects and skills for their professional development. This exam will help you to better understand different methodologies for teaching, lessons planning and classroom management.  After taking TKT, you can take other Cambridge Assessment English teaching qualifications such as Celta and Delta.

Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Delta)

Delta is for teachers with at least one year’s experience. It’s suitable for teachers in any context, working with any age range – young learners, teenagers or adults. You have the opportunity to focus on a specialist area of study.

British Council has over 80 years’ experience in exam administration and we guarantee to provide candidates with comfortable test environment and ensure exams are held fairly and equally. Our centres are located in the downtown areas with convenient transportation. For non-British Council cities, we are also able to offer on-demand TKT exam services according to our resources. Please contact us and get more information.

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General information about TKT exams

Exam Modules and Assessment

Currently, 3 core module exams and 2 specialist module exams are available for registration. For each module, candidates are required to answer 80 multiple choice questions in 80 minutes. Candidates can take all modules together or choose the modules that meet the needs. Exams can be taken in one time or separately, in any order, over several times.

Test Date in the second half of 2023

The first session for TKT exams will be on 26 October 2023.

Registration Start: 16:00 on 22 May 2023 (China Local Time) 

Registration deadline: 16:00 on 5 September 2023 (China Local Time)

Test Fee 

For individual 

  • 1-2 modules: RMB 1,121.67 per module per candidate
  • 3 or more modules: RMB812.67  per module per candidate 

For group registration 

  • 1-2 candidates or modules: RMB1,121.67 per module per candidate per session
  • 3-5 candidates or modules: RMB812.67  per module per candidate per session
  • 6-25 candidates or modules: RMB771.47 per module per candidate per session
  • 26-99 candidates or modules: RMB730.27 per module per candidate per session
  • 100 or more candidates or modules: RMB709.67 per module per candidate per session

*Note: All the above fees are VAT included. The fees include local exam service fee and Cambridge board fee.

Results and Certificates

TKT results are issued with certificates to centres approximately 4-5 working weeks after the answer sheets are received in Cambridge. British Council will be responsible for sending the certificates to candidates via EMS or SF Express.

Exam Preparation: For more information, please kindly go through the Cambridge Assessment English Official Website  or contact the hotline directly.

Cambridge Assessment English Hotline: 400-650-7871


General information about Delta exams

Exam Modules

Currently, Delta Module 1 exam is available for registration at our Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing office. Chongqing office will only accept Distance Delta Candidates. Beijing office also offers Delta Module 3 exams. The Delta exams are held twice a year in June and December on fixed dates set by Cambridge English.

Assessment Methods

The Module 1 examination consists of two 90-minute written papers, with a 30-minute break in between (3 hours 30 minutes in total). Module Three is assessed with a written assignment. For detailed information regarding Delta different modules, please visit Cambridge English Website.For detailed information regarding Delta Modules, please refer to Cambridge English Website

December Exam Session in 2023:

Module 1 Exam Date: 6 December 2023 9:00 – 12:30 (China Local Time)

Module 3 Exam Date: 8 December 2023 before noon 12:00 (China Local Time) *

*British Council only accepts Module 3 assignment to be submitted before this deadline.

Module 1 & Module 3 Private Candidate Exam Registration (Register through British Council office):

Module 1 Private Candidate

*Exam Fee: CNY 3156.95 per person

Registration Deadline: 16:00 17 August to 16:00 19 October 2023 (China Local Time)

Module 3 Private Candidate

*Exam Fee: CNY 1677.87 per person

Registration Deadline: 16:00 17 August to 16:00 6 November 2023 (China Local Time)

*Note: All the above fees are 3%VAT included. The fees include local exam service fee and Cambridge English board fee.

Module 1 Distance Delta Candidate Exam Registration

Module 1 Distance Delta Candidate -International House London (IHL):

*Exam Fee:CNY 633.45 per person

Module 1 Distance Delta Candidate - Other Distance Centre (BELL, NILE, ITI):

*Exam Fee:CNY 1462.60 per person

Registration Deadline:Distance Delta candidates may reach us via email regarding your registration deadline on our system.

*Note: All the above fees are VAT included. The fees for Distance Delta Candidate include local exam service fee only. Cambridge English board fee should be paid via distance Delta centres. Please reach your Distance Delta centre first before applying on our website.

Please notice: All candidates must complete above fee payment on our registration system online before the registration deadline.

Make an application

For registrations of TKT and Delta exams, please visit: and click on “Registration Guidance ” for application procedure. Candidates who wish to apply for special arrangements are advised to reach us at least one week before the registration deadline set by the British Council. For more test day information, please reach our contact in relevant office.

Refund and Cancellation

Please pay attention to the following refund policy:

50% of the local charge can be refunded if cancellation is requested at least five working days prior to the examination with sufficient evidence. No refund is provided if a cancellation request is received within five working days of the examination or if the candidate is absent from the examination. Sufficient evidence must be given at least 5 working days before test for cancellation. This evidence can be either in Chinese or English. Evidence can be a medical report or accident report etc., which should be issued by an authorized body. In a medical report, the report should:

  • bear both the signature of the doctor and stamp of the institution
  • indicate that the situation bars the candidate from taking the exam on the scheduled date. 

Please select ‘Cancel the exam’ in ‘My Exam’ section and send us the evidence issued by an authorised body via email. If your cancellation request is approved, the refund is expected to arrive in your account in around 15 working days.