Chennai, Jan 24: The British Council and the British Deputy High Commission here has developed a certified training programme for agents promoting UK education.
The programme provides agents with a broad knowledge of the UK education system, according to an embassy release here yesterday.
The aim of the training programme was to develop knowledge of the UK education and training system, courses and qualifications at each level, Quality assurance mechanisms and how they operate.
Apart from this, the course would also develop knowledge about student lifestyle issues - living costs, travel and accommodation, course fees and scholarships, welfare and support provided for international students in the UK, UK application procedures and standard entry requirements, visa and immigration regulations.
The three-month long online programme offered would help agents effectively provide high-quality authentic information, resources and services to potential students considering UK education.
During the course the candidates would be able to monitor their learning with online self-assessments.
The certificate is recognised by UK institutions as it demonstrates that the candidates have gained knowledge to provide authentic, first hand information to all prospective students.
So far 36 agents have successfully completed the course from South India, the release added.