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Study UK: a Guide for Education Agents and School Counsellors

Develop your knowledge of UK education, the UK as a study destination and the benefits of Study UK.

Study UK: a Guide for Education Agents and School Counsellors
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
  • Digital upgradeFree

Develop your knowledge of studying in the UK

This online course from the British Council will provide international education agents, school counsellors training and advice on all aspects of UK education. Further information is included around becoming a professional education agent for the UK if relevant for you.

It will develop your knowledge of:

  • the UK education and training system
  • the attractions for students in the UK
  • quality assurance systems and how they operate
  • student lifestyle issues
  • welfare and support for international students
  • application processes and entry requirements

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding the benefits of study in the UK
  • Learning why students choose the UK
  • Defining the skills, knowledge and responsibilities needed to get students onto the right course
  • Understanding how UK institutions support learners
  • Exploring the resources available to support agents, counsellors and advisers

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the main aspects of UK education and quality assurance
  • Collaborate with and learn from peers by engaging with communities of practice
  • Explore key resources for counselling students
  • Identify aspects of your professional practice to develop
  • Explore key areas of ethical conduct for agents, advisors and counsellors
  • Demonstrate understanding of specialist entry applications

Who is the course for?

As an education agent training course, it is designed primarily for those counselling students looking to come to the UK to study, including school counsellors, education agents and those interested in becoming education agents. Potential students and learners who are interested in coming to the UK to study will also find the course informative and useful. English at level B1 on the CEFR is required.

Who will you learn with?

Lead educator on Study UK: a Guide for Education Agents. I have worked on international education with the British Council since 2015, with a specialism in education agents training.

Hi. My name's Anny and I am an assistant consultant at British Council. I work and live in Manchester.

I have almost 8 years’ experience of working in International Education, including student recruitment, business development and agents’ contacts management.

I have worked in British Council for over 20 years, my main role is to market UK education in China.

Who developed the course?

British Council

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

Study UK

Study UK is a global campaign that promotes the UK as the first-choice study destination to international students and their influencers. It is the UK’s only national-level campaign that showcases the UK’s outstanding higher education offering.

The GREAT campaign

We are key players in the GREAT campaign working closely with Government, DIT, FCO, DCMS and the British Council.

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What's included?

British Council are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible