Qualify to Teach Online

Qualify with the IH Certificate in Online Tutoring

Over the last year languages teaching has been transformed, and the effectiveness of teaching online has been proven. So, the need for qualified online tutors has increased. Get qualified with the IH Certificate in Online Tutoring.

This, part time, 5-week course covers:

  • the importance of establishing and sustaining a supportive community on an asynchronous course
  • safeguarding in online lessons.
  • key terminology surrounding asynchronous platforms 
  • techniques for monitoring our students in the online environment
  • the equipment needed and what constitutes good teaching in a synchronous environment (live online)
  • live online lesson shapes
  • balancing online and face to face classes
  • copyright online

The course is asynchronous - designed so that you can access the material whenever it suits you. You don't have to attend at a certain time which means that wherever you are in the world the time difference is never an issue. 


This is what some of our 2020 course graduates said about the IH COLT.

“It is a challenging and thorough introduction to online tutoring. Thank you for a great course with very supportive tutors! I especially enjoyed the synchronous sessions – all very useful and more of those would be great if you could fit them in!” Judy Glover


“I would recommend this course because of the very valuable input, tasks, but also examples of good practice from the tutors.” Teodora Manole


“The tutors were engaged, informed and responsive and the course content was useful. Thanks for a vivid and stimulating course in what could have been lockdown doldrums.” Anne Jackson


“On balance, the course works well. While I said I'd like more input, I recognise that the course is aimed at a range of competencies and experience with teaching and is relatively short. I liked the experiential aspect of the course and feel it's a very good way to get an introduction to online teaching / tutoring. Importantly, it's affordable and leads to certification.” Lynda Beagle


“It will provide you with all information needed to start a new career in online tutoring, for educational purposes.” Marina Mochalova Anishchenko


“In the current situation it’s extremely worthwhile. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it very useful.” Rachel Kilner



The IH COLT Course is delivered by IH OTTI (the IH Online Teacher Training Institute). IH OTTI courses are accredited by AQUEDUTO, the Association for Quality Education and Training Online. This is a charitable organisation dedicated to evaluating blended and online training courses against a quality assurance framework. Aqueduto accreditation helps language teaching professionals identify high quality course providers and enrol with confidence.



Find out more about the IH COLT