International student recruitment is a complex business, but for education counsellors who understand their craft the opportunities are vast – for counsellor and student alike. This international student agent course delves deep into the foundations of the industry, and helps both new and more established agents hone their skills and develop their knowledge in this constantly evolving sector.
The ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) is a comprehensive professional training programme for agency-based education counsellors. Developed in consultation with leading experts in the sector, the IATC equips you with an in-depth view of the international education landscape, the skills to work successfully with educators and institutions, and the knowledge to guide students through their study abroad experience.
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In taking this course, you will gain an essential understanding of the fundamentals of international student recruitment. Created in collaboration with leading industry experts to ensure content is comprehensive and current, it is ideal for new education counsellors, and anybody in the industry wishing to update their knowledge.
An official qualification is available to all candidates who complete the course and pass the IATC exam. Successful graduates will receive a qualification badge with a unique ID number and a certificate confirming them as a ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor (ITAC), with the recognition of being an ICEF-qualified consultant for the international education industry. Graduates are also entered in the Qualified Education Agents (QEA) network, containing the names and company contact details of more than 16,000 qualified agents worldwide. ICEF-trained agents are sought after by education institutions worldwide.
The IATC exam can be taken online or in person at some ICEF events.
You will be notified of your results within 5 working days if taking the exam online. If taken in person, results are available immediately upon completion.
Successful participants will receive the ICEF Trained Agent Counsellor (ITAC) certificate.
There are no specific pre-requisites for taking the IATC, however minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.0/TOEFL PBT 500/TOEL iBT 61 is advised.
Participation in ICEF events is not required to take the course.
Studying the IATC is free, and delivered in a modular, self-paced format.
To receive the IATC certification you will be required to take the final exam (€295). The exam fee includes up to 3 attempts (if required).
Discounts are available for multiple bookings for counsellors within the same agency or to members of educational agency associations that enter into an agreement with IATC.
By completing the ICEF Agent Training Course certification, I aimed to enhance my knowledge and skills in this area, thereby increasing my credibility as a recruitment agent.Alice Gibron Temu Top Education Consulting Ltd, Tanzania
The certifications and training programs offered by ICEF have been critically important in the development of our staff, and in strengthening our reputation of quality amongst our peers and customers.Alejandro Gómez Travelearners Estudios en el Exterior, Colombia
The ICEF US Agent Training Course gives a refreshing current view of the US education system and overseas study market trends for professional counsellors.Jing Liu Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co., China