Jacqui Jenkins, world programme lead on worldwide pupil mobility for the British Council stated the transfer was on no account unique – however that ICEF’s partnership, whereas not industrial, was an incredible step ahead.
“That is completely about amplification – it’s open,” she stated, talking with The PIE Information.
“It’s about ensuring that every one brokers which can be sending to the UK and supporting college students with the UK journey have entry to the information and consciousness, in order that the scholar has one of the best expertise.
“We need to principally get the message on the market that there actually are not any limitations [to the course],” she added.
The course might be out there on the platform as one in all ICEF’s roster of “vacation spot” programs on ICEF Academy, and would be the very same course expertise as it’s when taken outdoors of ICEF’s web site.
“We’ve labored very carefully with the British Council to make sure the certification course of stays easy, environment friendly and built-in.
“Upon finishing the course and receiving certification, graduates could have the choice to discover the British Council’s Agent Engagement Hub for additional UK recruitment help,” Markus Badde, CEO at ICEF instructed The PIE.
“ICEF Academy has an current learner-base of virtually 130,000, and this 12 months alone we now have seen over 2,000 new course graduates.
“With the UK now additionally being a key research vacation spot inside our course portfolio we anticipate to see it change into one in all our hottest programs,” Badde predicted.
The British Council hopes to work with extra platforms sooner or later to proceed amplifying the course and its advantages to brokers eager to ship college students to the UK.
ICEF are notably SCORM compliant – having the required technical safeguards in place to have the ability to host the course – one thing that may be essential for any future companions, Jenkins stated.
Helen Obaje, senior EDI program supervisor on the British Council and product lead on the coaching program, instructed The PIE the ICEF platform and the British Council’s program current in the identical place is “an incredible profit for brokers”.
“It’s actually about [British Council] additionally recognising brokers as important companions throughout the ecosystem”
“There are brokers who solely focus on one research vacation spot – or a really small variety of locations. For them, all these programs now are within the one place – so in the event that they didn’t know how one can entry a number of of them earlier than they’ve received that every one there,” Obaje famous.
“It’s actually about [the British Council] additionally recognising brokers as important companions throughout the ecosystem,” Jenkins added.
“I feel most universities and college students recognise how useful they’re and so it’s essential that we as an organisation – the nationwide our bodies – recognise their significance too.”