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Creating learning opportunities is at the heart of everything we do. We offer a range of options for students, young people, adult learners and teaching professionals. If you work as a UK education and training provider we can help you recruit international students, develop partnerships and promote your offer overseas.

 STUDENTS
We can help you to study in the UK, take UK qualifications in your own country or learn English. We also run international programmes for UK school, college and university students and adult learners to take part in a variety of exchange opportunities, as well as providing support, advice and access to scholarships and funding for those coming to study in the UK.
 SCHOOLS, TEACHERS AND HEADTEACHERS
Check out our resources, opportunities for professional development and networking, and information about school partnerships, exchange programmes and work opportunities. Find out how we can help you market your school overseas.
 YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUTH WORKERS
We organise a range of activities in international youth experience, from exchanges and projects worldwide to voluntary work and language courses inside and outside the UK.
 WORKING WITH COLLEGES, TRAINING PROVIDERS AND EMPLOYERS
We support a range of vocational training programmes for colleges, training providers and employers in the UK and around the world, as well as services to help institutions access international markets. Find out about distance learning and in-country delivery from the UK and examples of Fellowship programmes
 WORKING WITH HIGHER EDUCATION
We strengthen links between the UK universities and institutions overseas with programmes such as the Higher Education Links Scheme.

UK universities can benefit from a range of resources for marketing and promotion, distance learning, support services for international students and scholarships information. Universities outside the UK can access information about funding and scholarships for international students.
 SUPPORT FOR UK EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROVIDERS
If you want to expand or market your institution or educational offer outside the UK, come to us for programmes supporting UK Education, training products and vocational training. You'll find resources in our services to exam boards, our Global Education and Training Information Service and our services for UK educational institutions, which advises on recruiting students from overseas.
 BRITISH COUNCIL LANGUAGE ASSISTANTS
Would you like to spend a year teaching and improving your language skills? Our programme for English Language assistants offers placements for UK students in many countries including France, Germany, China and parts of Latin America. If you'd like to teach your mother tongue in the UK we also have opportunities for French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin assistants. You'll get full support and online resources to help you get the most out of these great programmes.
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All you need to know about studying in the UK.

Register free to find a partner school.

Take part in international online school projects.

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Share your passion for football.

International seminars and conferences.

Bringing together young people from Germany and the UK.

news
 Socrates launch a new website
The Socrates programme supports European co-operation on a range of educational projects, initiatives and professional development. Visit the new website for more information.
 Teachers' International Professional Development
The TIPD programme enables teachers from England to experience good educational practice in different countries around the world. Find out more.
 Language Assistants
Find out how you could teach in any one of twenty countries across the world on our language assistant programme.
events
 Education UK
Find out about our Education UK exhibitions taking place in January, February and March 2004.
 Global School PArtnerships - Introductory Workshops
Is your school interested in developing a learning partnership with a school in Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Caribbean? Come along to one of our five introductory workshops in February and March to find out how your school can get involved.

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