Our new live interactive virtual workshops are fully authorised and certified by the IB and all of the workshop leaders selected to lead virtual workshops are fully IB trained experts in their field.

Virtual workshops will feature the use of ZOOM as a platform and will take place over 3 consecutive days, starting with a pre-workshop welcome and set-up session lasting 25 minutes scheduled for 07:30 GMT on Day 1. All participants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with ZOOM well before the workshop starts.

The workshops timetable will be as follows:

  • Day 1 - GMT 07:30 - 12:30 including Welcome/set-up meeting and 30 minutes of breaks
  • Day 2 - GMT 08:00 - 12:30 including 30 minutes of breaks
  • Day 3 - GMT 08:00 - 12:30 including 30 minutes of breaks

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have have the required connectivity to join the workshop - this includes access to ZOOM, a good understanding of how to use ZOOM and a good WIFI connection. You will also be required to access online folders and files during the course of the workshop and may be asked by your workshop leader to sign up to a number of other free-to-use Apps. Please try to ensure that when doing so you always use the same email address for log-in.

Attendance during the virtual workshops will be noted and you will be expected to attend all sessions to receive your IB Certificate of Attendance.

Face-to-Face Workshops

All our face-to-face workshops follow a similar timetable to the example below covering 2.5 days of tuition, finishing before lunch on Day 3. If you have transport planning difficulties, please email your workshop leader to see if there is flexibility in the timings. You are expected to attend all sessions to receive your IB Certificate of Attendance.

  • 2.5 days or 15 hours of expert tuition from world-class IB-trained workshop leaders
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments including snacks and hot and cold drinks
  • 3-course buffet lunches on Day 1 and Day 2 of the workshop including vegetarian option(s)
  • Workshop materials and resources, either paper-based or shared digitally
  • Evening entertainment options and suggestions including local tours
  • Assistance with transportation to and from the workshop venue each day where appropriate (if staying in the selected workshop hotels)
  • 3-course buffet lunches on Day 1 and Day 2 of the workshop including vegetarian option(s)
  • On-going support and assistance from the IBICUS team

Typical Calendar

Day 1
09:00 - 09:30Arrive and Register
09:30 - 09:45Welcome
09:45 - 11:15Subject Session 1
11:15 - 11:35Refreshment Break
11:35 - 13:05Subject Session 2
13:05 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Subject Session 3
15:30 - 15:50Refreshment Break
15:50 - 17:20Subject Session 4
EveningFree evening/dinner (depending on venue)
Day 2
09:00 - 10:30Subject Session 5
10:30 - 10:50Break
10:50 - 12:20Subject Session 6
12:20 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:45Subject Session 7
14:45 - 15:05Break
15:05 - 16:35Subject Session 8
EveningFree evening/dinner (depending on venue)
Day 3
09:00 - 10:30Subject Session 9
10:30 - 10:50Break
10:50 - 12:20Subject Session 10

Please check individual workshop details (via the relevant INFORMATION PACK) for specific timetables and inclusive meals.

What to bring

Your workshop leader will email you before the course telling you what to bring but this will always include your Subject Guide which is available via the Online Curriculum Centre (your Coordinator should have or be able to provide you with login details for this). You may find it useful to bring a laptop or other device (and any chargers and plug adaptors) as workbooks and resources are often shared electronically.

Meals and Refreshments

At all our events we normally include morning break with tea/coffee/soft drinks and snacks, a 3-course lunch and an afternoon break with tea/coffee/soft drinks and snacks. Dinner is also included for those staying on-site (and paying the additional accommodation charge) at our Wellington College event but is not included at our other events.

We try to meet any dietary requests e.g. vegetarian, halal, allergies, etc, but please include any dietary needs at the time of booking and make our Admin Manager ( aware if you have any unusual dietary requests.

Other information

There is plenty of opportunity to socialise with other workshop participants and we always have a Help Desk with staff at hand to help with any queries or other issues. We try to arrange local tours and other events to allow you to see a bit of the surroundings outside of the workshop event in the evenings. This information is normally included in our downloadable INFORMATION PACK for each event.

Dress – casual or smart casual, respectful of local customs and practices.

Our school workshop venues are all non-smoking.

Parking – you will be advised where to park/ how to get there in our INFORMATION PACK which is downloadable from our website for each event.

Certificates of Attendance – sent by email in PDF format within two weeks of completion of the workshop (as long as all workshop fees are paid in full).