The Cert IBET 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.
How do I gain the / Language Cert IBET qualification?
On successful completion of the course, candidates are invited to submit a 4000-word (plus appendices) final assignment to gain the qualification. This is marked by EMB and moderated by a Language Cert examiner.
The total word count for all assignment rubrics is 3500 – 4000 words excluding appendices. Candidates must choose one of the four titles. All assignments require a profile of a group or individual learner. This profile may be based on an actual group or individual or a hypothetical one.
1 Provide a profile of an individual business English learner, or group of learners, at a level with which you are familiar
2 Design a 30 hour scheme of work for this group or individual
3 Provide a rationale for your scheme of work
1 Select and adapt and/or develop a set of materials for a six hour segment of a business English programme. Relate your materials to an individual business English learner or group or learners at a level of your choice
2 Provide an outline lesson plan for the six hours indicating the language focus, skills and/or purposes that the materials will support
3 Provide a rationale for your choice of materials and their exploitation
You are training a small group of professionals, or an individual, of a type and level defined by you who will be part of an overseas trade delegation.
1 Select ONE business communication skill from the Cert IBET course syllabus and outline what aspects of this skill you would teach to this group or individual
2 Critically evaluate the methods, approaches, techniques and resources that you would use to deliver the training
3 Show how you would incorporate an awareness of cultural intelligence into your programme
You have been asked by a company of your choice to submit a written proposal for a ten hour business English programme for a group of learners within that company.
1 Provide a profile of the company and of the specified group
2 What would be the structure of your written proposal and what would be the key elements within it?
3 How would you maximise your chances of having your proposal accepted?