Training


    We offer a range of online courses certified by English UK and Trinity College London, as well as our own suite of EdTech training - click on any of the course titles to find out more. All of our online courses are validated by Aqueduto.

    We also offer face-to-face training wherever you are, or the chance to beam us in to your training room with one of our virtual training packages. Find out more with the options on the right.

    Finally, we offer a variety of scholarship opportunities, and these crop up regularly over the course of each year.

    [ online courses ]
    • CertICT
      Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology.
    • CertIBET
      Certificate in International Business English Training.
    • Going Mobile
      Learn to teach effectively with handheld devices.

    [ more… ]
    • Face-to-Face Training
      We also offer face-to-face EdTech training: seminars, workshops, conferences and in-house courses wherever you are in the world.

    • Virtual Training
      If we can't meet in person, we can come and train at your place virtually! A truly cost-effective solution.

    • Scholarships
      We offer a variety of scholarships ourselves, and in conjunction with other organisations.

    Consultancy


    Highly experienced in the field of online training and consultancy, we are uniquely placed to help you find cost-effective, efficient & pedagogically sound solutions to a range of educational challenges. If you're interested in exploring how EdTech can best support learning in your context, we can help.

    [ find out more ]
    • Our Team
      Find out about our directors - Gavin & Nicky - and the rest of the team.
    • What We Do
      Discover more about our approach and philosophy to consultancy work.

    [ get in touch ]

    If you think we can help you, please drop us a line and we'll be happy to talk.

    We're sorry to see you go, but...

    ... well, we think we know a thing or two about teaching Business English, and we'd like to share a few tips with you - totally free of charge. To get our PDF of 12 Tips for Teaching Business English in Companies, just click the button below. We hope you enjoy it!

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    • The Blended CertIBET

      THE Business English Qualification
     



    Course Overview


    The Blended Cert IBET (Certificate in International Business English Training) gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to use a range of approaches, techniques and tools with your business English clients, in a principled and effective manner. The course takes place over 4 days face-to-face at your institution, followed by 5 weeks online (see below for details). If you are interested in running this course for teachers at your school or training institution, please contact us to arrange dates and terms.



    Key Information

    next start date: tbc
    course length: 6 weeks
    course fees: £1000
    moderation fee: £160
    downloads: Brochure | Terms

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    The CertIBET is awarded by LanguageCert, an awarding organisation, recognised and regulated by:

    - OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
    - Qualifications Wales

    In addition to the above, LanguageCert is also recognised by multiple Ministries of Education and other government institutions worldwide, which can be viewed here. LanguageCert is dedicated to language skills assessment design, delivery and certification and its qualifications and examinations are delivered by approved training providers/test centres globally.




    Course Content

    During the course, you will learn how to:

    • build your confidence, knowledge and understanding of business English
    • understand and respond to the communication needs of learners & organisations
    • develop and deliver BE programmes with effective and measurable outcomes
    • address the communication needs of learners and organisations
    • select, use and evaluate methods, approaches, materials, resources & techniques
    • deepen your understanding of international communication
    • enhance your opportunities to participate effectively in the global workplace.
    • develop your familiarity with the concepts, skills, lexis & discourse of professional English

    Four Days Intensive Face-to-Face Training


    Day 1: Introduction to Business English Teaching
    Day 2: Business English Needs Analysis
    Day 3: Business English Course & Syllabus Design
    Day 4: BE Course Delivery, Approaches and Techniques


    Five Weeks Extensive Online Training


    Week 1: Business English Course Materials
    Week 2: Business English & Globalisation
    Week 3: Business English & Culture
    Week 4: Business English Evaluation & Assessment
    Week 5: Business English & New Technologies


    • Overall, I absolutely loved this course. I think this is probably just the right course for anyone who has never done a course like this, though what was amazing was that people who were extremely knowledgeable about CMC were contributing and enjoying it as well. (...) It has been a great experience, and if you never changed anything in this course would still be great. Many many thanks.
      Dr. Amos Paran
      Institute of Education, London, UK
    • The course was very professionally managed and it was nice to see how this week’s tasks all miraculously appeared each week! (…) Keep up the great work and I can’t think of two people who could do a better job at informing and helping ELT professionals to learn more about the advantages of e-learning.
      George Pickering
      Freelance Trainer and Coach, UK
    • Perfect, IMHO. Not too much (interaction with tutors), but enough to keep things moving. Great work by the tutors in leading by example in the chat. (…) This was a real eye opener to the world of virtual learning. I feel much better equipped now to begin my own work as an online tutor. Thanks a lot Nicky and Gavin!
      Lindsay Clandfield
      Freelance Trainer & Author, Spain
     


    Enrol

    Please complete the enrolment form below, to ensure that you fulfil the course admission requirements. It will be sent to The Consultants-E, who will confirm your application, and contact you directly in the event of you having to submit any supporting documentation.

    Admission requirements
    If you can answer ‘Yes’ to statements 1-6 below, you may proceed to enrol, and pay the course and moderation fees. Payment of the course fee reserves your place on the course. If you have any questions about the payment process, please
    contact us.

    NOTE: You may be asked to provide photocopies of certificates showing your teaching qualifications and/or your level of English proficiency. In some cases, you may be called for a phone or Skype interview, and/or to submit a sample of written work to assess your language skills.

    NOTE:
    The Consultants-E will not tolerate plagiarism, cheating, falsifying information, or handing in work done by others as your own, during the course. Any participant found to be in breach of this policy will be dismissed from the course, and no refund will apply. By completing enrolment on this course you agree to these terms and conditions.

    ALL fields in red in this form are required.

    I am 18 years of age or older

    I hold a pre-service teaching qualification such as the PGCE, Trinity CertTESOL, Cambridge CELTA, or a national teaching certificate equivalent OR I hold an in-service teaching qualification such as a Trinity LTCL Diploma or a Cambridge ESOL DELTA, or a national teaching certificate equivalent.

    I have at least one year’s ELT/TESOL practical teaching experience constituting a minimum of 15 hours per week over a 32-week period

    My level of competence in English is of a standard sufficient to enable me to fully understand and complete the course work

    [
    You must have competence in written and spoken English, whether English is your first, second or foreign language. Your level of competence in English must be of a standard sufficient to enable you to fully understand and complete the course work. The minimum level of English language qualification accepted is that of Trinity ISE II / Cambridge First Certificate / IELTS 5,5 / TOEFL 500 / CEF B2. In some cases, you may be asked to provide documented evidence of an English language qualification. In the absence of a recognised language qualification, a telephone interview and/or a sample of your written work may be requested. ]

    I am willing to work co-operatively a member of a group, and to complete short pair and group work tasks online during the course

    The Consultants-E will not tolerate plagiarism, cheating, falsifying information, or handing in work done by others as your own, during the course. Any participant found to be in breach of this policy will be dismissed from the course, and no refund will apply.

    I understand and agree to abide by this policy during my course.


    If someone else will be paying for your course, please give their name here, so that we can match their payment with your enrolment:

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    For more on our data protection policies, please see here.

     


    Pay

    To pay on receipt of an invoice, or by bank transfer, please see the Other Payment Options below.

    Members of Teacher Associations (TAs) and Past Participants on courses with us are offered discounts on the course fees, but please note that we are unable to discount the moderation fee. Please choose one of the four course fees below (ensuring that you qualify for any discount or Past Participant rate, if you select one).

    Full Fee 
    Past Participants 
    Members of TAs 


    Other Payment Options

    • Invoice, by Credit Card

      If you would like to pay by credit card, please contact us and we will send you an invoice which can be paid online using a number of major credit cards. If you're having trouble using PayPal, then this should be your next option.

      note: our principle credit card processor is Square, and they handle all your financial information securely on their site. At no time during the transaction do we have access to any of your payment details.



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    • Phone, by Credit Card

      If you would like to pay by credit card, please contact us on +44 07791 158 265 and we will arrange to process your payment over the phone and send you a receipt. Note that this number is often busy.

      note: our principle credit card processor is Square, and they handle all your financial information securely on their site. However, during this process we will have temporary access to your payment information as we process it using our credit card terminal. We do not store any of this information, but if you would be happier dealing directly with the card processor, please choose a different payment method.

    • Direct, by Bank Transfer

      If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please make a transfer to the following account. When making your payment, please add £17 to the course fee to cover associated bank charges. Ensure that your transfer is clearly marked with your name. Note that if incorrect amounts are transferred we will be obliged to ask for a subsequent transfer, and matching bank fees.

      Account Name:
      The Consultants-E Ltd.
      Bank:
      HSBC
      Sort Code:
      40-46-23
      Account Number: 31785729
      SWIFT/BIC:
      HBUKGB4163A
      IBAN: GB72HBUK40462331785729


    NOTE: if you use the Past Participant payment option without having already done an online course with us, we will be obliged to collect the difference between the Past Participant discounted rate and the full course price in an additional payment from you. This will involve increased bank fees for which you will be responsible.


     


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