Advise students with confidence
Supporting agents and counsellors to promote English in the UK
Education agents and counsellors play an essential role in helping students make the right study choices. There are two key UK organisations that work to support agents: English UK and the British Council. Together they offer information, recognition, training and events to help agents feel confident about promoting UK courses.
Study English with confidence campaign
As part of the ‘Study English with confidence” campaign, industry stakeholders including the British Council, English UK, English language centres and UK embassies, will be sharing information to restore international confidence in studying in the UK.
> Watch recent UK ELT briefings for agents on the English UK website
> Sign up to the English UK agent mailing list to receive regular news and updates
Industry news, events and recognition from English UK
English UK is the national association of British Council accredited English language teaching centres. English UK offers information, events and recognition to agents who are partners of the its member centres.
> Sign up to the English UK agent mailing list for news, updates and event invitations.
English UK offers a logo of recognition for study travel agents who work with their member centres. To be eligible, agents must show they have experience of sending students to study English in the UK, by providing three references.
> Find out how to become an English UK partner agency.
Meet accredited UK providers at StudyWorld events
StudyWorld is the UK’s largest event focused on promoting UK English language teaching centres and UK education to agents and partners around the world. The event is organised by English UK and the next edition, StudyWorld autumn, will take place online on 21-22 September 2021. All participating agents and partners are able to arrange one-to-one meetings with representatives from accredited UK educators and service providers. Attendance will enable agents to build their knowledge and meet current and new partners.
The event is free of charge for agents to attend.
British Council training and certification
The British Council is the UK government’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The British Council runs the British Council accreditation scheme, Accreditation UK, in partnership with English UK.
There are three levels of British Council agent certification, to support professionals in their career development. These online self-study courses offer professional and practical training to prepare agents and counsellors to promote the UK as a study destination to international students.
> Find out more about becoming a British Council certified agent or counsellor.
Find an accredited English language centre in the UK
Do you want to find new high-quality English language centre partners in the UK?
> See the list of British Council accredited centres and their latest inspection reports.
> Learn more about what British Council accreditation means.
> Use the English UK course finder to search for a centre by location, course type or student age (includes most British Council accredited centres).
Find a UK-based service provider
You can find contact details for useful UK-based service providers in the English UK corporate member directory.
The list includes insurance providers, accommodation suppliers, exam boards, tour operators and guardianship services who can help you organise study trips to the UK for your clients.