About the Course

I am an independent Cert IBET course provider accredited by English UK and LanguageCert to run the Certificate in International Business English Training (Cert IBET) teacher training course.

This is a 50-hour teacher training course over eight to ten days aimed at anyone (post-CELTA) wanting to achieve a formal qualification in Business English teaching and who aspires to become a Business English teacher or Business Communication trainer or develop in this field. The course is held at numerous international locations on a face-to-face basis with groups of between 4 and 16 trainees.

Venues and Partner Institutions

I am always looking for institutional partner schools and training centres to host courses, so please get in touch if this is of interest to you.

I have recently delivered the course online as well as in the UK and Malta.

Content of the Course

You will learn everything you need to know (and more) about Business English and Business Communication training including:

- What Business English is

- Teaching vs. training approaches

- Training key functions including presentations, negotiations, meetings, telephoning and conference calling, business writing and socialising and networking

- How to conduct needs analysis and assessment

- Business English examinations including BEC and BULATS

- How to train using case studies and analytical tools including SWOT, PESTLE and more

- Coaching approaches

- Gamification

- Intercultural communication training

- Key business terminology and knowledge from HR, Finance, Marketing and more

- Business English, ESP and ESAP

- Using roleplays and simulations

- Using published resources and creating your own

- Training one-to-one

- Working in-company and with different sectors

- Teaching virtually

- CEFR and Business English

- Training grammar, vocabulary lexis and pronunciation in Business English

- Moving into leadership training


You should have a level of English of C1 / IELTS 7.5+ to take part as well as an initial qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL and, preferably but non-essentially, two years of relevant teaching experience. Knowledge or experience of business is helpful but you will be taught many things you need to know during the course.


100% attendance on the face-to-face course is required as well as passing of an assignment. The assignment involves answering one of four questions on the practical aspects and implementation of Business English training. This is around 3000 words and must be completed within 12 weeks of the end of the course.


Fees vary by location but include the training fee and moderation fee (levied by English UK and LanguageCert to cover moderation of assignments). Fees on closed / private courses are negotiable depending on location and group size.

Self-Study Courses

Do you prefer to study at your own pace as a distance course? Then click here to visit the website of The Distance Cert IBET.

Contact and Express Interest

Contact me about attending a course, hosting a course as a partner institution or to express interest in attending a public course when these are available:


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