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.

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    • 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.


    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.

    • The CertICT

      THE EdTech Qualification

    Course Overview

    The online CertICT: Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology gives you the skills and confidence to use a range of technologies and tools with your students, in a principled and effective manner.

    Key Information

    next start date: May 2018

    course length:
    Module 1: 9 weeks (1 week break)
    Module 2: 9 weeks (1 week break)
    Module 3: 6 weeks

    course fees: £875
    moderation fee: £95

    Module 1

    Module 2
    01/05/18 - 02/07/18

    Module 3
    01/05/18 - 12/06/18
    04/09/18 - 15/10/18

    MODULE 1
    [ 8 weeks + 1 break ]

    MODULE 2
    [ 8 weeks + 1 break ]

    MODULE 3
    [ 6 weeks ]

    01/05/18 to 02/07/18

    01/05/18 to 12/06/18

    04/09/18 to 15/10/18

    Course Content

    During the course, you will:

    - develop and consolidate your basic IT skills.
    - develop your familiarity with a wide range of Web 2.0 tools and their use
    - explore the pedagogical underpinnings of effective ICT use
    - develop your familiarity with mobile learning, blending and flipping
    - consider how these approaches might enhance your current teaching
    - build a critical awareness of a range of ICT materials
    - consider ICT within your syllabus and how to integrate it in class
    - develop your awareness of contexts and cultural constraints in ICT use
    - consider how to integrate ICT and assessment in your context
    - understand current research into how ICT can support language learning
    - learn how to continue your professional development in ICT-related areas
    - create, implement, and reflect on a final tech-based lesson plan or project

    Module 1: ICT Essentials for Language Teaching

    - ICT in the classroom
    - Working with images and audio
    - Working with video; e-Safety
    - Digital Literacies
    - Teaching web-based lessons
    - Webquests & digital storytelling
    - Web 2.0 & online reference tools
    - Social networks

    Module 2: ICT Tools & Trends in Language Teaching

    - Podcasting with learners
    - Blogging with learners
    - Using wikis with learners
    - Mobile learning & blended learning
    - Evaluating ICT courseware
    - Digital assessment
    - Integrating ICT into the syllabus
    - ePortfolios & online CPD

    Module 3: ICT Course Project

    Module 3 can only be taken after you successfully complete Module 1 and Module 2 (you can take Modules 1 and 2 in any order, but you must complete both before you take Module 3). Module 3 - the ICT Course Project - consists of planning, implementing, and then reflecting on a technology-enhanced lesson (or lessons) that you carry out with your own students. You will need to draw on the content and ideas covered in Modules 1 and 2 for this. You’re expected to spend about 3 to 4 hours per week on your coursework for Module 3, and you will also attend two ‘real time’ videoconferencing sessions with your tutor and course colleagues to help you plan and implement your ICT project effectively.

    • 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



    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.

    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 will have access to real language learners, either a class or 1-1 students, and either f2f or online, to implement the Module 3 ICT course project.

    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 in a timely manner, 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.

    Chosen Module or Course:

    Single Module
    If you’re enrolling on a single Module, please choose a single start date here:

    Whole Course
    If you enrol for the whole course, you will qualify for a 10% discount on the total course fee (we regret we are unable to offer any discounts on the Trinity moderation fee). This 10% discount rises to 15% for past participants on other courses - please choose the appropriate discount at checkout time.

    Please note that
    if you sign up for the whole course, you must take the three modules consecutively, with no gaps. e.g. Module 1 in January, Module 2 in May and Module 3 in September.

    Personal Details:

    If someone else will be paying for your Module(s), please give their name here:

    Professional Profile:

    Please state whether English is your mother tongue:


    Participants providing false information in this enrolment form will not be entitled to a refund of any course fees.



    We take regular payments with Square and PayPal. We do not store your credit card details or have access to this information at any point during the transaction. Please choose one of the two payment options below (ensuring that you qualify for any Discount or Past Participant rate, if you select one). To pay on receipt of an invoice, or by bank transfer, please see the Other Payment Options below.

    Past Participants on courses with us are offered discounts on the course fees, as are those paying for the whole course, but please note that we are unable to discount the moderation fee. Please choose one of the five course fees below (ensuring that you qualify for any discount or Past Participant rate, if you select one).

    Full Fee 
    Past Participants 
    Module 1 
    Module 2 
    Module 3 

    Other Payment Options

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      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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      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.

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      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.

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    NOTE: if you use the Past Participant payment option without having done an online course with us previously, 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.



    • Useful Websites
    • Blogs
    • Books

      Barrett, B, Sharma, P. & Jones, F. 2010. 400 Ideas for Interactive Whiteboards. Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
      Donaghy, K. (2015) Film in Action, Delta Publishing.
      Driver, P. & Goldstein, B. (2014) Language Learning with Digital Video, Cambridge University Press.
      Dudeney, G. 2000/2007. The Internet and the Language Classroom. A Practical Guide for Teachers. Cambridge University Press.
      Dudeney, G . & Hockly, N. 2007. How to Teach English with Technology. Pearson.
      Dudeney, G., Hockly, N. & Pegrum, M. 2013. Digital Literacies. Pearson.
      Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N. 2013. 'Reversing the Blend: From Online to Blended'. Chapter in Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation. Tomlinson, B. & Whittaker, C. (eds.), British Council. [ download publication ]
      Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N. 2016. Online Language Learning. Chapter in The Cambridge Guide to Second Language learning. Burns, A. & Richards, J. (eds.), Cambridge University Press.
      Farr, F. & Murray, L. (eds). 2016. Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Routledge.
      Hockly, N. 2016. Focus on Learning Technologies. Oxford University Press.
      Hockly, N. with L. Clandfield. 2010. Teaching Online: Tools and Techniques. Delta Publishing.
      Keddie, J. (2014) Bringing Online Video into the Classroom, Oxford University Press.
      Lewis, G. 2007. The Internet and Young Learners. Oxford University Press.
      Lewis, G. 2009. Bringing Technology into the Classroom. Oxford University Press.
      Sharma, P. & Barrett, B. 2007. Blended Learning. Macmillan.
      Stanley, G. 2013. Language Learning with Technology: Ideas for Integrating Technology in the Classroom. Cambridge University Press.
      Thomas, M., Reinders, H., & Warschauer, M. (eds). 2013. Contemporary Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Bloomsbury Press.
      Walker, A. & White, G. 2014. Technology Enhanced Language Learning. Oxford University Press.
      Warschauer, M. 2011. Learning in the Cloud: How (and Why) to Transform Schools with Digital Media. Teachers College Press.

    • eBooks

      Bower, M. et al. 2014. Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook. Free PDF download. DERN publication, Australia.
      Hockly, N. 2012. Webinars: A Cookbook for Educators. The Round.
      Kukulska-Hulme, A. et al. 2015. Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers. Free PDF download. British Council publication.
      Motteram, G (ed). 2013. Innovations in Learning Technologies in English Language Teaching. Free PDF download. British Council publication.
      Tomlinson, B & C.Whittaker (eds). 2013. Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation. Free PDF download. British Council publication.

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