Introducing Irish education
Ireland is highly regarded for the quality of its education opportunities, but until recently it has been a relatively well-kept secret when it comes to international student recruitment. The Irish Education Agent Course (IEAC), created and developed by ICEF, is the first of its kind and supports professional development for agents specialising in Ireland as a study destination.
To ensure that agents have access to the most accurate and current information possible, this course was developed following extensive consultation with institutions and various stakeholders in Ireland, including organisations, associations, and government entities.
About this course
The IEAC syllabus includes:
Why study the IEAC?
Education agents who wish to further their professional development and focus on Ireland as a study destination should take the IEAC. It will enable them to understand student recruitment opportunities within the Irish education market, and discover how to work with stakeholders and institutions in Ireland.
Why take the exam?
An official qualification is available to all candidates who complete the course and pass the IEAC exam. Successful graduates will receive a qualification badge with a unique ID number and a certificate confirming them as an Irish Course Graduate (ICG), with the recognition of being an ICEF-qualified Ireland 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 IEAC 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 Irish Course Graduate (ICG) certificate.