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Westminster International

IELTS Teacher Training Course

The Westminster International IELTS Teacher Training Course has been developed for teachers with some previous teaching experience who wish to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the IELTS test, develop the skills needed to train learners for the test, and assess learners’ language level in terms of the exam.


Many English language teachers who have been teaching for some time may find it difficult to secure better paid IELTS work as they don’t have the experience to find that first IELTS tutoring job. Our IELTS Teacher Training Course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, experience, and confidence to secure that first IELTS teaching position.

This course is suitable if you are:

  • an experienced teacher who wishes to move into IELTS / test preparation teaching
  • new to teaching, and keen to develop specific test preparation teaching skills
  • already working in the test-prep. context but feel you need to broaden your skills and knowledge
  • teaching learners who need to take the IELTS test, and want to better prepare them for it

On this course you will receive:

  • input related to the tasks in the IELTS test, using exam preparation course books, advanced language analysis and test-prep. specific teaching skills and methodology
  • assisted lesson planning from an experienced trainer, and 5 class-hours of teaching practice, along with focused oral and written feedback to help your professional development
  • a detailed introduction to future career opportunities in the field, along with useful contacts
  • a presentation by the British Council on how to apply to be an British Council IELTS Examiner


The course will be delivered by experience Cambridge CELTA trainers with substantial experience of conducting the IELTS test, and teaching IELTS classes


Successful candidates will receive a certificate plus a letter of recommendation detailing your accomplishments during the course and your strengths as a teacher.

Academic Staff

Richard Hallows

Academic Director Westminster International

Richard has been a teacher and teacher trainer for 30 years.

He has worked in a great many UK universities teaching IELTS, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and teaching methodology, including CELTA. He is the Co-author of IELTS Express, a multi-level IELTS preparation course. He is the Academic Director of Westminster International in Bangkok.

Arthur Laing

Head of Westminster IELTS Teacher Training

Lead Trainer

Arthur is an IELTS teacher, examiner, and IELTS examiner trainer with 18 years’ professional experience working in a variety of ELT contexts globally.

He holds a degree in English Language and Literature from St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, and is a certified Cambridge CELTA trainer.

The Training Team

The trainers on the Westminster IELTS Teacher Training course are selected from the most experienced teachers working at Westminster International. Many of them have master’s degrees in education, and all of them have a vast amount of experience in teaching IELTS test preparation to all levels.

Entry Requirements:

  • 18 years+
  • Degree holders preferred
  • Holders of a TEFL certificate
  • Attendance of a pre-course interview


Course Details:

  • The course runs as follows:
  • 4 days per week: Monday – Tuesday – Thursday – Friday
  • 09.00 A.M. – 05.00 P.M.
  • 100 hours
  • Price: 34,950 THB

Teaching Facilities

Westminster School of English

Jasmine City Asoke

Course dates currently being offered in 2022

  • 14th March – 1st April
  • 11th April – 29th April
  • 9th May – 27th May
  • 6th June – 24th June
  • 4th July – 22nd July

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