Our new UK Agent and Counsellor Training and Engagement Hub provides all education advisers with the latest information and guidance on UK international education, post-study work and employment opportunities. 

The Hub also offers a package of training and engagement events for agents and counsellors. These enable you to help students and parents make the right decisions that enhance the experience of a UK international education.

The Hub enables you to:

  • follow a training programme to become a UK certified agent or counsellor
  • access current UK international education market insight
  • share best practice and meet peers and experts from the field of UK education

You can find more information about the Hub here

Registration for the UK Agent and Counsellor Training and Engagement Hub

UK Agent and Counsellor Online Training 

Our new UK agent and counsellor certified training is now accessible online. It is designed for you to help international students make the right decisions for an exceptional UK study experience.

The training is available to all agents, counsellors and those who advise students.

Training features and benefits

  • completely free of charge, with no registration or re-certification fees.
  • 100% online, with no face-to-face learning or assessment
  • developed with UK sector experts
  • short topic-based modules and assessments, not organised by level of study, which can be taken in any order, at any time
  • shorter, with total study time reduced by 25%
  • an assessment fast-track facility for experienced agents and counsellors, saving study time

Agent and Counsellor training content

  • Why choose the UK?
  • The UK education system
  • Preparing students for a UK education
  • Student experience
  • Values and ethics
  • Visas and immigration
  • Post-study options
  • Working with the British Council

Agent and Counsellor Certification

Online certificates are generated immediately upon successful completion of the training.  You can then be listed on the public database of agents and counsellors, enabling students, parents and education providers to check their chosen agent is certified.

UK Agent and Counsellor engagement events in South East Asia

  • December 2023 event Malaysia (details to be announced here shortly)
  • 21 September 2023 – East Asia Counsellor Forum, Preparing Students for UK Study Success, Bangkok Thailand

Hosted live from Bangkok - this event is designed for university guidance advisers, will provide invaluable insight and resources to support your students as they start their journey towards UK universities in 2024. Attending the event and registering as a British Council counsellor, will give you exclusive access to UK university directory and a chance to promote your school. The event includes speakers from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the British Universities International Liaisons Association (BUILA), UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and the British Council. Register for this event here.

  • 21 July 2023 - Future of UK International Education Forum Malaysia

Notable speakers from the British Council, leading UK universities, agencies and UK alumni provided agents and counsellors with current market insights of UK international education and shared best practice through a hybrid event (face-to-face and online).

Read more about our July 2023 Future of UK International Forum and comments from those who attended.