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Are your international student recruitment agents British Council trained?


The purpose of the British Council Agent and Counsellor Training Suite is to provide a practical and professional training programme for those who recommend the UK as a study destination to international students.


Featuring in the PIE News, The British Council Agent and Counsellor Training Suite of online courses will provide school counsellors, college counsellors, teachers and education agents with the knowledge to become a professional and certified education agent for the UK.


Learners can benefit from flexible and user-friendly training which supports professional development by providing continual learning at multiple levels of high-quality study.

Participants can choose from levels of study from Assistant to Advanced level and those who successfully complete to Certificate level will be considered as fully trained, certifying them as a British Council Trained Agent or Counsellor.


The training suite is designed for education advisors at various levels of seniority within agencies, colleges and schools. The training provides progression for new entrants into international education to those very experienced with the sector. The aim is to increase individual and agency capabilities and capacities to promote UK education. It is also designed to promote and reward ethical and professional behaviour and to improve the quality of agents and counsellors by providing a British Council professional development route.


The training is fully accessible on mobile phones, tablets and desktops at a time and a place to suit users with knowledge checks and end of unit assessments.


Once completed all the levels and certified, your agent or counsellor will be featured on our Global Agent List.


Five reasons to encourage your agent or counsellor to complete the British Council Agent and Counsellor Training Suite


· Agents and counsellors play a highly valued role in supporting applicants and prospective students who plan to study in the UK. Our training provides a good understanding of the education sector including courses and qualifications, quality assurance, entrance requirements and ap