Since 2019 Swiss Exams has delivered IELTS exams in selected locations across Switzerland on behalf of the British Council. From September 2022 onwards, British Council will move to a remote delivery model, without an office in Switzerland but using Swiss Exams to deliver all IELTS tests for the British Council in the country.
Swiss Exams has delivered English language exams in Switzerland for over 30 years. As a pioneer in Computer-based testing for Cambridge Exams, Swiss Exams operates a wide network of computer-based exams centres across the country, from Chur all the way to Geneva. In 2019, as IELTS started to deliver IELTS on computer, it was a logical consequence that the two most experienced exam management providers in the country joined forces.
In the last three years, Swiss Exams and the British Council have developed such an excellent working relationship, that this new partnership model with Swiss Exams would be ideal to further develop the business.
“The British Council is now moving towards a more efficient operating model that implies becoming more digital and having less physical presence in some countries. This doesn’t mean a change in our work in Cultural Relations or in our offer to customers. We will continue to offer and promote IELTS and we are delighted to reinforce our successful partnership with Swiss Exams.” Philip Rylah, Regional Exams Director EU and UK.
“The last three years have been an incredible journey. We have been able to extend the IELTS on computer offer across Switzerland for our clients, allowing all test-takers to benefit from all the advantages that IELTS on computer brings. Hence, the excitement of being able to enhance and further develop our IELTS offer in Switzerland. We thank the British Council for the trust they have put in Swiss Exams.” Pete Kaithan, CEO Swiss Exams
IELTS operations in Switzerland will continue flawlessly and without interruption during this transition, with an extensive enhancement in dates and availability in the coming months.
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