ICEF celebrates a significant milestone today, announcing that 1 000 agents have successfully graduated from the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA). Successful graduates are recognised by partners and peers as leaders in the industry.
The 1 000th Canada Course Graduate (CCG) is Imran Baig Mirza of ILM Advice, Sydney, Australia.
ICEF offers five agent training courses – two “professional courses”, the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC) and the China Education Agent Course (CEAC), and three “destination courses”, the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA), the Irish Education Agents Course (IEAC), and the US Agent Training Course (USATC).
Currently there are 16 240 students taking the IATC and over 1 470 graduates. The CEAC has 640 students in the course and is coming up on 475 graduates. The USATC has 4 015 students enrolled and has reached 280 graduates, and the IEAC has 885 students and is rapidly climbing towards a milestone of 150 graduates.
The CCEA, a destination course, supports the professional development of agents wishing to specialise in Canada as a major study destination. The course is jointly owned by ICEF, Languages Canada, and the Canadian Association of Public Schools International (CAPS-i), with the support of the Canadian Consortium for International Education (CCIE). The CCEA provides education agents with a general foundation in the education systems and processes for international students in Canada.
“We are proud to mark this milestone of 1 000 course graduates from the CCEA,” said Tiffany Egler, ICEF’s Director of Agent Relations. “Education agents play an important role in counselling and referring students to education providers around the world. The growth for this kind of training is showing what a demand there is to support the industry and education destination markets. We see agents as essential to growing global student mobility and look forward to welcoming more agents from around the world as they develop their expertise in our programmes.”
All courses are free of charge and delivered in a self-paced modular format. Regardless of the course, participants are eligible to take a non-compulsory paid test. Agents who successfully pass the exam earn the corresponding course designation and have their name, photo, and company details listed on ICEF’s website. All course graduates are also listed on the Qualified Education Agents (QEA) app produced by ICEF and PIER. The app contains the names of more than 11 270 qualified agents worldwide and is a valuable resource for educators seeking to partner with expert agencies.
To find out more about ICEF’s various agent training courses, please visit: www.icef.com/icef-agent-training.