Agents play a central role in student recruitment in Pakistan. A great percentage of Pakistani students talk to an agent as a part of their decision-making process. It is therefore crucial to engage with agents and recognize them as our partners.
British Council Pakistan has held a number of training workshops on Education UK for agents, list of Education Consultants who have benefited from these workshops are already enlisted on our website. Last year, we went a step ahead and introduced a Global British Council initiative , an online certificated training package: ‘Promoting UK Education and Training’ to help the Counsellors with knowledge and expertise to promote the UK as a quality study destination.
This training programme aims to foster knowledgeable agents and to help them to provide accurate information about education in the UK and in their counselling and referral services.
52 Counsellors from well reputed Education Consultancies from different regions of the country registered for the ‘Promoting UK Education and Training’ certificated online training course.
To assess the learning acquired during the six weeks, the counsellors sat for written examination in exam conditions on 26 November 2007 across Pakistan.Out of these 52 counsellors, 33 have successfully passed the exam and 6 Counsellors have passed the qualification with a 'distinction' which is really an achievement.
The Certificates were awarded to the successful candidates at a ceremony held in the following locations:
|Karachi||28 April 08|
|Lahore||30 April 08|
|Islamabad||08 May 08|
This qualification is valid for a period of three years. The British Council offers a number of different services to these agents such as Agents newsletter, Education UK publications, Education UK website, Guide to Good Practice, Education information sheets, Education UK exhibitions, and Certificated agent training. In the future we plan to introduce missions to the UK and an Agent Zone on our Education UK website.
It is important to note that we DO NOT provide official recognition or accreditation to any of these Consultants. We can offer no guarantee as to the quality of customer service or information provided by any individual Consultant. However we hope that all Education Consultants on the list work to high standards and maintain professional business ethics and code of conduct.