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.

Please browse the menu below for more information.

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

The exam dates for individual registration in 2021 are listed below. For group registration, please contact the designated office directly. Although the group registration date is on demand,  we do require the exam request to be placed at least two months before the actual exam date. The registration and payment deadline applicable to all the test dates in the same month is listed below:

Test Date in March 2021: 18 March 2021

Registration and Payment Deadline: 12:00 Chinese Local Time, 27 January 2021 (Wednesday)

Other test dates in 2021 are still to be confirmed.

Test Fee

For individual (With effect from 2021 Jan. to 2021 Mar)

•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 2021 Jan. to 2021 Mar)

•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 

General information about Delta exams

Exam Modules

Currently, Delta Module 1 exam is available for registration at our Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing office. 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 Modules, please refer to Cambridge English Website:

December Exam Session in 2020:

Module 1: 2nd December 2020 

Module 3: 27th November 2020 12:00 (China Beijing Local Time)*

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

Registration Time and Fee in 2020

December Exam Session:

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

From now on to 28th Oct 2020 before 12:00 (Beijing Local Time)

Module 3 Exam Fee: RMB 1420/ Candidate

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

From now on to 16th Oct 2020 before 12:00 (Beijing Local Time)

Module 1 Exam Fee: RMB 2718/ Candidate

*Note: All the above fees are VAT excluded. The fees include local exam service fee and Cambridge board fee. The Cambridge board fee is RMB 1338 (VAT excluded) for Module 1 and RMB 940 for Module 3 (VAT excluded).

Module 1 Distance Delta Candidate Exam Registration (For Distance Delta Candidates):

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

Module 1 Distance Centre - International House London: RMB 615/ Candidate

Module 1 Other Distance Centre - BELL, NILE, ITI, etc: RMB 1380/ Candidate

*Note: All the above fees are VAT excluded. The fees include local exam service fee only. Cambridge English board fee should be paid via distance Delta centres.

*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: and click on “Registration Guidance ” for application procedure. 

Candidates who require special arrangements are advised to register at least one week before registration deadlines.

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 or explanation. Evidence should be issued by an authorised body. 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.

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