The aim of this course is to prepare trainees for teaching IELTS exam classes and to provide professional development and teaching solutions to those who are already teaching IELTS exam classes.

The IELTS Teacher Training course highlights some of the key difficulties candidates encounter with the four skills tested in the IELTS examination and the sub-skills required to tackle the different examination tasks. It explores ways in which teachers can support their learners and identifies strategies that can be deployed to overcome these difficulties.

Course Content Overview of all the modules

  • Types of questions and assessment criteria
  • Identifying learner problems
  • Developing strategies and activities to help learners
  • Adapting materials
  • Working with low and advanced level students
  • Formative feedback for writing and speaking tasks
  • Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary for IELTS
  • Course Design
  • Use of IT for teaching IELTS

Special Features

We are committed to this course being as practical as possible; therefore, we have made the following opportunities available to all our trainees:

  • All trainees are given the option of sitting the IELTS exam before the course to familiarise themselves with the test format of the IELTS exam and to raise the awareness of the difficulties their students face
  • Lesson observations at our centre, preferably in the week following the course
  • Teaching at our centre if you have no previous experience of teaching IELTS and wish to teach productive and receptive skills before completing assignments
  • Work opportunities following the successful completion of the course – we have established links with two other colleges offering work to our trainees
  • The course can be attended flexibly on a modular basis


The course is portfolio-based, including receptive or productive skills lesson evaluations, and assessment of writing tasks assignments.

Level: 6 = 20 credits

Accredited by the University of West London

Course Requirements

We would strongly recommend that trainees have undertaken an initial English language teacher training course. Applicants should ideally have successfully completed a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (UCLES) or the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cert TESOL) (Trinity College).

Teachers from overseas would need to have one of the above qualifications or an equivalent qualification from their country.


This is a 45-contact-hour course with a further 155 hours of self-study, lesson observation, lesson planning, assignment preparation, group and individual tutorials.

Start Dates

2-week Intensive 3 - 14 July 2017 

Classes will take place at our Hammersmith & Fulham College.


£800 - full accredited course


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Hammersmith & Fulham College, Gliddon Road, Barons Court, London W14 9BL