Choose Aptis to assess more people more efficiently and raise international English language standards in your organisation.

What is Aptis? 

Aptis is a modern and flexible English assessment system designed to meet the diverse needs of organisations and individuals around the world.

Aptis is a business-to-business product which is used by organisations and institutions to benchmark the English language levels of their employees, potential employees, students or teachers.

Testing English levels from A1-C on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Aptis is an English test for adults (16+), which can be used to assess ability in all four English skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing.

What does it test?

Aptis is made up of a number of components which are taken in packages rather than individually. You select the core language knowledge component (grammar and vocabulary) and combine it with one or more of the skills components for accurate and relevant testing. If you wish to test a mix of skills, different components can be taken together. Targeted testing means more informative results, helping you refine your training or recruitment to be more efficient and cost effective in the future.

Aptis content can also be adapted to suit a specific domain, such as for teaching or travel and tourism, and content can be customised to suit specific cultural contexts and variants of English.

With computer, pen and paper or telephone-based delivery options, you choose when, how and in what way to test, to ensure you get the results you need.

Aptis scoring

Reading and listening components are marked automatically by the online platform, while the speaking and writing components are marked by a live examiner. An Aptis candidate will receive a score on a numerical scale (0 to 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.

So whether your testing requirement is for recruitment, workforce development or training, 
Aptis is the forward thinking English testing you’ve been waiting for.

Special Arrangements 

The British Council cares about candidates with special needs and fairness to all candidates regardless of first language, gender, ethnicity, nationality or lifestyle. Aptis has experience in delivering tests to candidates with special needs so that English language ability can be assessed objectively, regardless of any disability. If you require a modified version of a test (e.g. Braille version, extended time), contact us at least four weeks before your test so we can discuss your needs and make suitable arrangements.