We support the work of education agents, career advisors and student counsellors in Greece, and provide training courses to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the UK as a study destination.

We offer two levels of training:

Foundation Level: Promoting UK Education and Training Certificate

We have been successfully running the foundation level course since 2006. It is aimed at education agents, career advisors and student counsellors and is designed to increase their capacity to provide accurate and up-to-date advice on the UK education system, courses and qualifications, course fees and scholarships, application procedures, and the overall benefits of studying and living in the UK.

The course is an excellent opportunity for agents to develop their ability to provide high quality information, resources and services to students seeking an international education. It will also give them the skills to source relevant information and update their knowledge about studying in the UK. Most importantly, it will enable them to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to communicate effectively with partner institutions in the UK.

The course is delivered entirely online, and is assessed by a professional development record and formal written exam.

Participants are supported by a member of our education team for the duration of the course.

Key dates 2016

Application deadline Friday 25 November 2016
Course start date Monday 28 November 2016
Support/revision meeting Monday 23 January 2017
Course completion date Friday 27 January 2017
Examination date Tuesday 31 January 2017
Graduation ceremony and reception To be confirmed

Please download the Agents Training Information Sheet (MS Word, 79 kb) for detailed information about the course and the application form.

The foundation level training course must be successfully completed before an agent can apply for the advanced level programme.

Advanced Level: British Council Advanced Agent Certificate (BCAAC)

The British Council Advanced Agent Certificate (BCAAC) provides a professional development route for experienced education agents, career advisors and student counsellors. The advanced programme will equip you with the right skills and core competencies for your role.

For further information about the BCAAC and how to apply, please contact Katerina Fegarou.