Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Qualifications in TEFL at Levels 3, 4 and 5.

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What is the TEFL suite of qualifications?

Our Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualifications are a suite of qualifications at Level 3, 4 and 5, designed to provide learners with a clear route to a successful career in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in a range of settings, including both teaching adults and children. They have been developed in partnership with the Teach & Travel Group Ltd, part of the Learndirect Group of companies. The suite consists of:

an introduction to TEFL in the Level 3 Certificate, with an optional route with practical skills-based training
the Level 5 Certificate and Diploma in TEFL (equivalent to CELTA / Trinity Cert TESOL / foundation degree level)
a range of Award-sized qualifications at Level 3, 4 and 5 in different TEFL specialist areas

These qualifications are recognised and respected by employers across the world.

Who are the TEFL qualifications for?

Our TEFL qualifications provide an ideal route for learners who currently, or aspire to, work in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, either in a school or college or as freelance or private tutor, teaching face to face or online. These qualifications are ideal as:

initial training for those whose current or desired job role requires them to develop skills, understanding, and knowledge of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
in-service training or refresher training for existing English language teachers
in-service training or refresher training for existing English language teachers

Information for Centres

Approved centres may choose to offer:

classroom based courses with internally assessed assignments
all-inclusive online TEFL course materials with external assessment provided by GA
a blended approach of the options above

About these Qualifications

Select one of the following links to find out more about the qualifications.

Level 3 TEFL Certificate

Level 3 general introduction to TEFL.

Level 3 TEFL Subject Specialisms

TEFL subject specialisms at Level 3. Choose to study lesson planning, grammar awareness, teaching young learners, teaching one to one, teaching online and teaching business English.

Level 4 TEFL Subject Specialisms

TEFL subject specialisms at Level 4. Choose to study business skills for TEFL, digital marketing skills for TEFL businesses or freelance teachers, or a combination of these specialisms in the TEFL business start-up qualification.

Level 5 TEFL Certificate and Diploma

Level 5 CELTA-equivalent in TEFL.

Level 5 TEFL Subject Specialisms

TEFL subject specialisms at Level 5. Choose to study teaching business English and teaching one-to-on and online.

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