Call for Application

The British Council seeks to recruit hourly paid trainers to run Exam Skills Workshops (IELTS and Aptis) and Teacher Training for Aptis. We welcome application from individuals. The selection for trainers will involve a single stage process - prospective candidates submit a completed application and are assessed against the criteria stipulated. Interested candidates are requested to download the Application Details. This position is based on no work no pay basis. Workshop schedules will be communicated to selected trainers. Based on their availability on the particular date and time work will be allocated.The services contract awarded under this tender will be for 24 months. The British Council seeks to appoint expert trainers to deliver high quality face-to-face and online training interventions for Aptis teachers and Exam Skills Workshops for candidates (IELTS and Aptis) from August 2021 to July 2023. Each appointed trainer will deliver training interventions as part of an agreed programme of delivery agreed with the British Council. Trainers will be mobile and be able to reach teachers and candidates from all/specific geographical areas in Bangladesh.  

Context of Aptis Teacher Training and Exam Skills Workshop for IELTS and Aptis

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year. IELTS is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. IELTS provides a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. An easy to use 9-band scale clearly identifies proficiency level, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9). IELTS treats all candidates with the utmost fairness and respect by actively avoiding cultural bias and by accepting all standard varieties of native-speaker English, including North American, British, Australian and New Zealand English. Fair and consistent delivery of the test is ensured by secure technology and the continual monitoring of examiners and test results as well as test centre management and facilities. This high quality and secure test helps organisations like yours (whether an educational institution, government professional body or commercial organisation) identify people with the appropriate level of English language proficiency.

Aptis is an English assessment tool designed by the British Council. It is an effective tool to assess ability in all four English skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is designed to help any organization or institution identify the level of English proficiency of their employees or students and find the group of potential people with desired set of skills as well as highlight areas for improvement.

We have government agencies, private institutions and corporate as our Aptis clients. Aptis Teacher Training is required to train their teachers for running sessions before the candidates take the test. On the other hand, the candidates also need Exam Skills before their actual test (both Aptis and IELTS). These sessions will be offered both in F2F from different locations or via digital platform.

Instructions for Responding

Please complete the online form and submit by 24 July 2021. Please ensure that you send your submission in good time to prevent issues with technology – late submissions may not be considered. Do not submit any additional documentation with your application. 

Evaluation of submitted applications will be undertaken by an evaluation panel. This will consist of British Council representatives with significant experience and knowledge of the requirements. The qualitative aspects of your response will be evaluated entirely on your response submitted. Evaluation of all submissions will only consider information presented within the response. Any previous experience must be clearly evidenced within the response. 

Evaluation will be fair and transparent.

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