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Certificate in International Business English Training (Cert IBET)

This is a specialist qualification for Business English trainers and is offered in partnership by English UK and LanguageCert.

It aims to enhance the skills, expertise and competitiveness of Business English trainers. It is also designed to increase their employability and improve their ability to deliver a quality product to this very specialised group of clients.


About the course

Course delivery

Unlike other English UK-backed courses, the Cert IBET is not taught directly by us but by approved providers in several locations.

The Cert IBET course is delivered in different ways, to suit different learning preferences. It can be offered to groups or individuals, online, through blended learning, or face to face. Some providers also run courses on demand at any location.

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold an initial English Language Teaching certificate or equivalent in ELT/TESOL or have a minimum of three years' full time ELT experience with at least 15 hours per week over a 32-week period. Candidates' English must be of CEFR C1 standard.

It is also an advantage for candidates to have previous experience of around 40 hours Business English teaching, including common business terminology, concepts and skills and/or significant experience of working in a middle management role in business.

Course details and assessment

The course will last at least 50 hours and include 11 modules. The syllabus includes: defining the nature of business English, key business concepts, needs analysis, materials and resources, internationalisation, course and syllabus design, methods and techniques, business communication skills and evaluation and assessment techniques.

Course participants must successfully complete an approved course and submit a 3-4,000-word assignment to obtain the Cert IBET. All assignments are moderated by LanguageCert

For course providers

All course validation and administration is carried out by English UK. We are happy to hear from centres interested in running a Cert IBET course. Full details are available in the course handbook.

To request an application form to become a course provider, please contact huan@englishuk.com or call +44(0) 20 7608 7960.


Enrol on a Cert IBET course

Teachers should contact validated Cert IBET centres directly for further information about approved courses.