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IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology

Who is it for?

  • Qualified teachers with at least one year’s full-time experience (600 teaching hours)
  • Experienced teachers wanting to expand their theoretical knowledge and skill base
  • Teachers aiming for a Diploma level qualification such as the Cambridge DELTA


To develop teachers' theoretical knowledge of teaching, practical teaching ability and self-analytical skills.

(If pre-Diploma sessions are followed) To raise teachers' awareness of what they can expect from a Diploma level course and prepare them for it.


30 hours of input via 25 sessions. Candidates must choose a minimum of 20 sessions, covering topics such as theories of language learning, language learners, skills and systems. A further 30 hours will be spent on recommended reading, homework tasks and classroom-based action research. In addition there will be an end-of-course assignment. Course length varies according to the Teacher Training Centre.

Structure & Assessment

The course is taught by qualified tutors who have their DELTA or MA. Participants are assessed on a portfolio comprising of homework tasks and a final assignment, all of which is moderated by the IH Assessment Unit. They are also expected to follow and contribute to the CAM course programme. There is no grading structure.

How to Apply

See which IH Teacher Training Centres run this course or study online with IH Online Teacher Training.