Supporting excellence and professional standards in international education

International Education Services is once again committed to the growth and prosperity of UK education bringing a suite of training with advice on all aspects of preparing international students for a UK education. From March 2019, learners will be able to access multi levels of phased study from Assistant to Advanced level and those who successfully complete Certificate level will be considered as fully trained, certifying them as a British Council Trained Agent.

Levels are: 1. Assistant 2. Associate 3. Certificate 4. Advanced

The ‘British Council Agent and Counsellor Training Suite’ covers a wide range of courses from developing knowledge of the UK education and training system to the attractions for students in the UK and welfare and support for international students. By the end of the course, learners will be able to identify the main aspects of UK education and quality assurance and explore key resources for counselling students. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the changing trends of the UK education industry and the variety that is on offer in UK education.

Training is completed online, at learners own pace. The training can be accessed anywhere in the world and compatible with multiple devices including mobile devices and laptops. There is no final exam, instead the training is self-assessed through each section with a final unit assessment at every level. The certification is valid for two years and then can be renewed by undertaking the full training again or by moving on to the Advanced level training.

The prices are as follows:

  • Assistant and Associate levels - £200
  • Certification and Advanced levels - £300  

Through the available online courses, you will experience continued learning to identify aspects of your professional practice to develop your skills and understand what it is like for an international student to study at a UK university. We look forward to seeing you on one of the courses soon! 

Find out more about the training suite by downloading the FAQ document below.

How do I sign up?

Visit the Agent and Counsellor Training Suite platform to sign up for the available courses.