NEW: Working with Education Agents Course (WEAC)

Course Description

Learn how to build and manage successful partnerships with agents to maximise your international student recruitment efforts as an education provider.
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Key Course Facts

  • Who is the course for? The Working with Education Agents Course is an online training programme for those working in education institutions who currently work with education agents, or are planning to expand their student recruitment strategy through working with agents.
  • What is the format of the course? WEAC is asynchronous, modular and self-paced. You will study fully online, whenever suits you. Allow 10-15 hours to complete the course.
  • What’s included? The course fee of €495 includes 4 core modules, an in-depth case study, an interactive workbook, and the final exam. Upon successful completion you will receive an industry-recognised certification, a WEAC graduate badge, and you’ll join the WEAC graduate directory.

Unlock the potential of collaborative education agent partnerships

As an education provider working in the international education industry, collaborating with agents can help you optimise your resources to increase student enrollment. While identifying suitable agents and cultivating a strong partnership with them can be challenging, the proper knowledge, skills, and international student recruitment plan can lead to satisfactory outcomes.

The Working With Education Agents Course: Building Relationships That Maximise Student Recruitment (WEAC) is a self-paced online course designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the role of agents in this sector. By taking this course you can learn how to work effectively with agents to streamline international student recruitment strategies and enrollment practices, ensuring a seamless experience for everyone involved.

About the course

The course syllabus includes:

Why take the Working with Education Agents Course?

With the number of internationally mobile students enrolled in courses abroad projected to reach 9 million by 2030 and more than 22,000 agents operating worldwide to support them, fostering productive relationships with education agents to overcome the challenges of student recruitment is crucial. The Working with Education Agents Course (WEAC) will provide you with the framework to build these relationships into your international student recruitment plan, helping you gain a competitive edge in this rapidly growing industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

To enroll into the course:

  1. Create an ICEF Academy account by clicking the 'Register' button on the top right hand side of the page and filling in the required details. Please ensure you select 'education provider' from the drop-down menu under the 'I am' section.
  2. Complete the First Login process by providing additional details including your institution's name, website URL and your telephone number.
  3. Go to the course landing page and click on 'Enroll Now'.
  4. You will be redirected to your cart. If not, please select 'Cart' from the top nav menu.
  5. Cick 'Proceed to checkout' (add your coupon code if applicable) and complete your payment details as requested.
  6. You can access the course once payment is confirmed.

    Note: You can pay for a course using your credit card (Stripe), Google Pay, Apple Pay, or Alipay. Please note that currently, payments through other gateways or debit cards are unavailable. If you require assistance on payment options please contact us.

The charge to take the Working with Agents Course (WEAC) is €495. This fee will grant you lifetime access to all course content, including 4 core modules delivered online, a companion workbook which you can either print out or fill in digitally, the final exam, and a shareable certificate and badge.

The course is designed to be self-paced and asynchronous, giving you the flexibility to complete it at your own convenience. On average, students typically complete the course in 10-15 hours. However, the duration may vary depending on the time you dedicate to exploring specific topics.

You must be an education provider or educator working or planning to work in the international education sector to enroll in the course. English proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0 (TOEFL iBT 35 minimum) is advisable for candidates with English as a second language.

Getting the final certification does not require participation at an ICEF event, nor are the course takers vetted or required to provide partner references to complete training and testing.

The WEAC has been exclusively designed for educators. If you are a student counsellor or education agent, you can take our foundational ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) to gain a deeper understanding of the international education sector.

The Working with Agents Course (WEAC) exam is the final section of the online course. There is no extra fee to access the exam.

You will receive your exam results as soon as you complete the test and submit it. The passing score for the WEAC exam is 80%, which means you need 24 correct answers to receive your shareable course certificate.

If you have completed all course modules, and have scored 80% or above in the final assessment, you will receive your WEAC certificate and badge via email between 2 to 7 business days.