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Online course

Study UK: a Guide for Education Agents and Counsellors

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

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Study UK: a Guide for Education Agents and Counsellors

Develop your knowledge of studying in the UK

This online course from the British Council will provide international education agents, school counsellors and consultants with 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, counselors and advisors

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

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?

This course 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?

Who developed the course?

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.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $74 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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