Working with Education Agents Course (WEAC)

Learn how to build and manage successful partnerships with agents to maximise your international student recruitment efforts as an education provider.
21 Certified Graduates
15+ Hours of content
ABOUT THE COURSE 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.


Course overview

  • What The WEAC is a modular, self-paced course with practice tests, that you can complete in 5 weeks with 3 hours of study per week.
  • Why The course will provide you with the framework to build and manage your agent partnerships, helping you gain a competitive edge in this industry.
  • Who This course is ideal for those working in education institutions who currently work with, or are planning to work with education agents.


When you take this course you’ll learn all about:

  • Agents: An overview of the role of international education agents and their services.

  • Working with agents: Guidance on how to identify credible agents and work effectively with them.

  • Optimising the educator-agent relationship: Strategies for managing these partnerships, drafting contracts, and determining compensation.

  • Best practice: Specialist insights into industry best practices in graduate student recruitment while working with agents.

How do I enrol into the Working With Education Agents Course?

To enrol into the course, you must 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.

What is included in the WEAC fee?

The charge to take the Working with Education Agents Course (WEAC) is €495. This fee is inclusive of all course content, a companion workbook which you can either print out or fill in digitally, the final exam, and a shareable certificate.

How much time do I need to invest to complete the course?

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.

Are there any prerequisites to take the WEAC?

You must be an education provider or educator working or planning to work in the international education sector to enrol 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.

I am a student counsellor/education agent. Can I take the course?

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.

Do I need to pay an additional fee to take the WEAC certification exam?

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

When will I receive my exam results and what is the passing score?

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.

When will I receive my WEAC certificate and badge?

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.

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