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 20 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

Test Date: 27/05/2021

Registration Open Time: Chinese Local Time 01/04/2021 10:00

Registration and Payment Deadline: Chinese Local Time 06/04/2021 16:00

Test Date: 22/07/2021

Registration Open Time: Chinese Local Time 07/04/2021 10:00

Registration and Payment Deadline: Chinese Local Time 27/05/2021 16:00

Test Date: 23/09/2021

Registration Open Time: Chinese Local Time 28/05/2021 10:00

Registration and Payment Deadline: Chinese Local Time 28/07/2021 16:00

Test Date: 25/11/2021

Registration Open Time: Chinese Local Time 29/07/2021 10:00

Registration and Payment Deadline: Chinese Local Time 30/09/2021 16:00

Test Fee

For individual (With effect from April 2021) 

  • 1-2 candidates or modules: RMB 1,027.94 per module per candidate
  • 3 or more candidates or modules: RMB744.69 per module per candidate 

For group registration (With effect from April 2021)

  • 1-2 candidates or modules: RMB1,027.94 per module per candidate
  • 3-5 candidates or modules: RMB744.69 per module per candidate
  • 6-25 candidates or modules: RMB698.34 per module per candidate
  • 26-99 candidates or modules: RMB657.14 per module per candidate
  • 100 or more candidates or modules: RMB636.54 per module per candidate

*Note: All the above fees are VAT included. The fees include local exam service fee and Cambridge board fee. The Cambridge board fee is RMB278 per module. (VAT excluded)

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

Email: info-east-asia@cambridgeenglish.org 

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

June Exam Session in 2021:

Module 1 Exam Date: 2nd June 2021    9:00 – 12:30

Module 3 Exam Date: 3rd June 2021 12:00 (China Beijing 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 2,786 per person

Registration Deadline: From now on to 13th April 2021 before 17:00 (China Beijing Local Time)

Module 3 Private Candidate 

*Exam Fee: CNY 1,467 per person

Registration Deadline: From now on to 30th April 2021 before 17:00 (China Beijing Local Time)

*Note: All the above fees are 3%VAT excluded. The fees include local exam service fee and Cambridge English board fee. The Cambridge English board fee is RMB 1406 (VAT excluded) for Module 1 and RMB 987 for Module 3 (VAT excluded).

Module 1 Distance Delta Candidate Exam Registration

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

*Exam Fee:CNY 615 per person

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

*Exam Fee:CNY 1,380 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 excluded. 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

To improve your experience, the British Council new registration system is launched from June 2020. The registrations for TKT and Delta exams have been transferred to a new site. Please visit: https://publicsession.britishcouncilexams.cn/ 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. 

On the test day

  • Candidates are required to arrive at the exam venue 30 mins prior to the exam time.
  • Candidates must take the same National ID card or Passport used at registration.
  • Candidates can take writing instruments into the exam room. No mobile phones, books, dictionaries or papers are allowed.

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.