IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology

The IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology (IH CAM) aims to increase teachers' theoretical knowledge of teaching, improve practical teaching ability and self-analytical skills. It is a methodology-based course and it will give you a greater insight into English language teaching. 

This course will help you reflect on your own teaching because it is an input-based course which also encourages you to link what you have learnt in input to your classes. You will also deepen your understanding of elements of the CELTA course (or equivalent) and gain a greater insight into the principles of English language teaching. If the optional pre-Diploma sessions are followed, it will also raise your awareness of what you can expect from a Diploma level course and help prepare you for it. 

In this video, tutor Xana de Nagy, goes into more detail about why this course is worth taking and what you can expect to get out of it. 

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


There are 19 sessions of which a candidate must do a minimum of 16. Sessions cover theories of language learning, language learners, skills and systems. 

Structure and assessment

The course runs over 19 weeks (five months).  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.  The grading of the course is Pass or Fail. 

The IH CAM course is moderated by Cambridge Assessment English and therefore successful course participants will receive a certificate that includes the Cambridge Assessment English logo. 

What is the key element a student will take away from the IH CAM?

A deeper understanding and knowledge of the principles of English language teaching and your own teaching; through learning and reflection. Sometimes on the initial teacher training courses, people focus very much on the practical aspect and this course gives you the chance for reflection and a much greater insight.

Time commitment

The course lasts 19 weeks, with participants spending a minimum of seven hours per week online and doing tasks. 


The Certificate in Advanced Methodology (IH CAM) course is run online and taught by qualified tutors who have their DELTA or MA and an online teaching qualification.


The course fees stated here are inclusive of 20% VAT.  The 20% VAT will not be charged if the fee is paid by a registered business outside the UK.

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.