CERT and the British Council Strengthen Collaboration with Extended IELTS on Computer Offering in the UAE

CERT and the British Council Strengthen Collaboration with Extended IELTS on Computer Offering in the UAE

Dubai, UAE – The Center of Excellence for Applied Research & Training (CERT), and the British Council are extending their partnership to enhance the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) on Computer (IOC) offerings in the United Arab Emirates.

This groundbreaking initiative marks a significant milestone in the partnership between CERT and the British Council, aiming to enhance English language assessment with a reliable, computer-based format. CERT will roll out IOC in all its venues across the UAE, setting up advanced testing centers to ensure high standards of quality and integrity for an outstanding candidate experience.

Highlighting the importance of the collaboration, Mr. Mohammed Gheyath, Chief Executive Officer at CERT, stated: “This partnership with the British Council is a testament to CERT’s commitment to embracing innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of learners and professionals in the UAE. Providing IELTS on Computer is a significant leap forward in our mission to offer world-class education and testing services.”

Mr. James Shipton Regional Exams Director MENA at British Council stated: “The IELTS test is the world’s most popular test for enrolling in higher education and entering into the labour market as well as helping to achieve excellence in one’s chosen professional or educational field. For this reason we are delighted to announce the opening of new IELTS on Computer test venues at CERT. These new venues will ensure that IELTS test takers are able to access IELTS testing and preparation support at convenient test dates and in their preferred test formats in high quality testing venues which the British Council continues to provide across the UAE.”

The IELTS on Computer testing centers operated by CERT and the British Council have already opened their doors to candidates. This collaboration is poised to redefine English language testing in the UAE, aligning with both organizations’ shared goals of fostering educational excellence and innovation.