Education agents

Training for Agents

The British Council has been successfully offering access to the highly respected British Council Agents Certificate since 2006.

This certificated Agents training programme has been developed by the British Council to provide a broad knowledge of the UK education system and studying and living in Britain. It enables to effectively promote UK education and provide high-quality information, resources and services to potential international students.

What are the benefits of British Council’s training for agents?

  • access to and recognition of on-going professional development with the British Council
  • a qualification that is acknowledged among UK education institutions
  • the opportunity to achieve advanced agent status and be placed on the public British Council Trained Agent List
  • increased international recognition.

Find out about upcoming trainings

Study UK free online course

The Study UK campaign has produced a free massive open online course (MOOC) covering information about the UK as a study destination and giving you access to a global British Council professional development community. 

The course follows the journey of a student from their first decision to study, through to the support they need while living and studying in the UK. Topics covered include: 

  • The benefits of studying in the UK;
  • Learning why students choose the UK;
  • Defining the skills, knowledge and responsibilities needed to get students on to the right course;
  • Understanding how UK institutions support learners;
  • Exploring the resources available to support agents, counsellors and advisors.

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. 

Join the Study UK course