Once upon a time, there were few Tefl providers to choose from, the decision was easy. Nowadays, there are a lot more providers offering what seems to be the same thing, certificates. You might be thinking “I need to invest time into researching what each provider offers”, but no, you can relax. We’re going to tell you exactly why you should study with us, the only online level 5 certificate provider with a fully organised teaching practicum.

Why Study with Premier Tefl

A fully organised teaching practicum is fast becoming an essential addition to your resumé (we’ll get into why later), but it’s not the only reason to study with us. There are many reasons:

  • 95% of Learners Recommend Us
  • Personal Student Supports 
  • 99% Learner Pass Rate
  •  Jobs Service
  • Accredited Provider 
  • Affordable Courses

Let’s break down each one so you can see why choosing to study us for your certificate is the best choice you can make for your future.

95% of Learners Recommend Us 

One of the biggest reasons to study for a certificate with us is our 4.7 stars out of 5 review score from verified learners. Every day we get reviews detailing the excellent experience our learners receive (does the name Sandra sound familiar to anyone?) We go above and beyond to make sure you choose the right course and have the best learning experience possible. Don’t just take our word for it, take theirs:

Verified Learner Reviews:

“I am very, very happy with the whole experience I’ve had with Premier. I have received great assistance from all staff (Sarah, Laura). When I ended the course, Sandra Lane (Operations Manager) helped me a lot. She is so kind and cooperative. Thanks, Ladies…Thanks, Sandra!”

          -⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Carlos Anzola (Premier Tefl review)

“Sandra Lane and the customer service team have been really helpful by offering prompt customer service and understanding the needs of the students very well. The team always offer options available to the student that go beyond what is expected and in my opinion is better than other providers.”

           – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Mark Marsden (Premier offers the best customer service)

“I have completed the 168-hour course. It is a fantastically structured course with many helpful links and materials for teaching. Not only that, but Sandra Lane from Premier has consistently kept me updated on job opportunities and relevant seminars. She was very patient with my questions. I am very grateful to Sandra and the team. Highly recommend.”

            – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Danielle Seebacher ( A provider that cares)

“The staff at Premier are fantastic. I had the pleasure of working with Miss Sandra Lane and my assessor Laura Graham. Sandra always made sure to answer my questions and even some concerns I was having regarding the exam. She was my support system from beginning to end. Laura gave me very detailed feedback on my assessment and clarified anything I needed further understanding on. Both were extremely timely in their responses and their positive attitudes made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I thank them very much for making this experience an incredibly enjoyable one for me.”

         – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  JazzOf AllTrades (personal tutor support)

“Megan was amazing to talk to and gave me lots of confidence about this program and the success I can have with it. I had a lot of questions going into the phone call and she was able to answer every question in amazing detail and made me feel like she and Premier genuinely cares about those of us who sign up for their course. I’m excited to be a part of the Premier team and to hopefully be another success story. Big thanks to Megan for helping me choose this program!

         – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Connor (Premier course recommendation)

“I have so much confidence, in Premier to get me where I want to go. Not only, did this program introduce me to my dream job, but they encouraged me to pursue it. Assuring me every step of the way, they would be there to help with any questions I had. I’ve never been so excited for something in my life.”

         – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Sydney Graham (Premier Jobs Service)

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Premier Tefl Works hard for You

Every single person on the Premier team works hard to ensure you have the best experience on your journey. From expert recommendations for which course you should study to the job hunt when you graduate. We want to make sure you love your decision to study with Premier.

P.S. If for some reason you change your mind about the course (we get it, life happens), we have a 14-day money-back guarantee.

Personal Student Supports

The support doesn’t stop when you enrol in your course. It is only the beginning. We are renowned for our student support services throughout your course (and afterwards too with our free jobs advice service). Besides being contactable at the click of a mouse, we offer three different ways to get personal tutor support:

1. Dedicated tutor support

We’re with you every step of the way while you study with Premier. We offer a dedicated tutor support email service that puts you in direct contact with your tutor. No question is too big or too small for them. 

2. Weekly Live Support Sessions

Would you prefer to speak with someone instead of emailing them? We’ve got you covered. Each week we host live support sessions with one of our qualified instructors or assessors. These 60-minute drop-in sessions are super casual. The camera on or the camera off, your decision. You can bring whatever questions you have and our brilliant academic team will answer them for you. Who knows, other people in student support sessions might have the same question as you. These sessions are completely free to attend. Just register beforehand to let us know you’re coming.

3. Exclusive Online Support Group

Along with dedicated email support and live student drop-in sessions, when you study with Premier for your certificate, you get access to an exclusive online support group where you will meet with other students, Premier Tefl alumni, and (you’ve guessed it), more Premier instructors.  Our qualified teacher trainers are always on hand to answer any questions you have and share resources and advice. What’s even better? Your fellow students are just as eager to help you so you become part of a close-knit yet global community of over 52,000 teachers.

When you enrol in your course, you’ll be sent an email detailing all of the supports available to you and where to find them. Make sure you save that email for when you need it. You will also have links to these supports in your Learner Dashboard.

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A High Learner Pass Rate When You Study with Premier

We certify thousands of teachers each year with a whopping learner pass rate of 99%! The majority of our Level 5 learners pass on their first re-attempt after receiving detailed feedback on areas to improve from our academic tutors.

Does it cost to re-submit my Level 5 coursework?

When you study a Level 5 qualification, you get more than one attempt to pass your course work, and that first re-attempt is free provided you follow the rules such as no plagiarism, etc (these are detailed within your course). Some providers may charge you for that first reattempt, but not us. If you need to submit a 2nd or 3rd reattempt, there is a small fee for resubmission. Other providers may fail you and not allow you to resubmit your material. With this in mind, a small fee to resubmit instead of failing the course is a small price to pay.

Choosing to study with Premier means choosing to study with someone who cares and wants to get you certified.

Most learners pass after the first re-attempt (free) after some detailed feedback from our tutors. It is very (very) rare somebody will fail the 3rd reattempt. If you need help with any part of your course at any point in your journey, remember to check out the supports above.

Job Service

When you sign up with a provider, you want the whole package, right? The course, the ongoing support, certified teaching practice, and the job advice? Then choose to study for your certificate with Premier. At first glance, you can see our dedicated jobs page with an ever-changing jobs feed to show the freshest and best jobs around. As you have learned by now, we want to do everything we can to support you so check out our supported jobs with trusted partners. We also have our own jobs website with 1000s of job vacancies from all over the globe for teaching both online and abroad.

Our job service for graduates also includes matching your application profile to partners who are currently hiring. Even when you finish your course, we’re working hard to support you as you begin your career.

Tefl Internships

What better way to put your money where your mouth is than with a fully organised internship? Perfect for those keen to get semester-long experience before landing a 6 – 12 month professional job contract. Our most popular internships are in South Korea, Thailand, and Argentina. Why not consider teaching English abroad and soaking up a new culture and language while you’re there?

Interview Preparation is Key

How many of us have failed to prepare for an interview and surprise surprise, we didn’t get the job? I know I did! That’s why interview prep is key to landing your dream job. To help you on your path to success we’ve prepared a free resource to help you: a demo video masterclass to learn tips for how to prepare the best mini-demo lesson. That’s only one piece of the puzzle.

Job Interview Coaching Sessions

Mastering the demo video is all well and good but you need to get to conquer the job interview first. Job interviews can be scary places but they don’t have to be. If you want to join a recruitment expert to learn how to ace that interview for an online English teaching position, enrol for a Job Interview Coaching Session

These sessions are perfect for if you:

  • have just completed your course and are starting to look for a job
  • are currently doing your course and are planning ahead
  • want some CV/resume tips and tricks
  • need some guidance and advice when interviewing
  • want to learn what NOT to do in job interviews and critical mistakes to avoid

You’re going to leave these sessions feeling confident, prepared, and ready to ace that job interview.

For some bonus research, pick up a copy of our Job Hunter’s Guide and free Job Comparison Chart, and get a real insight into job hunting.

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Choose to Study with Premier for an Accredited Certificate Provider 

Did you know our certificates are recognized all over the world? Just ask Welsh native Will who taught in Vietnam, Canadian Ralph, who is freelance teaching in Spain, Melissa, a South African who taught in Thailand, or Argentinian Denise who teaches wherever she wants (now in Bosnia and Herzegovina). We offer Ofqual regulated (English Government) Level 5 CELTA-equivalent qualifications and we’re an accredited provider with organizations like TQUK, ODLQC, and ACDL.

Affordable Courses

Because we’re accredited, you know our courses are of the highest quality. Choosing to study with Premier Tefl is choosing to study with an accredited top-quality provider, but you ask… “Can I afford the best?” The answer is yes.

We don’t overcharge. Plain and simple.. You won’t find bloated prices here, just quality courses with a lot of valuable personal elements included. When looking to become certified, you need to consider what kind of qualification you want and you’ll have two key points to consider:

Firstly do you want:

  • A fast-track certification or
  • A government-regulated level 5 qualification

While you’re thinking, consider if you want this to be an:

  • An online course or 
  • A hybrid course (teaching practicum included)

All of our courses are entirely self-paced and completed online, however, if you want some extra virtual instructor-led training or teaching experience with real ESL students, we’ve got that too. The number you see in the course package titles reflects the number of hours of tuition included in that course. It’s broken down into the number of hours on your core certificate and the number of hours included in the add-on elements of that course package.

Online Courses

Online Tefl courses are exactly what you think they are. Every aspect of the course is completed online by you, the learner. Of course, you can get assistance from our dedicated student support but there is no instructor-led tuition included. This category of courses comprises:

The first difference between the 120 and 180-hour  courses is the 120-hour course is an accredited fast-track certification, while the 180 hours is a government-regulated qualification. If you’re looking to get certified quickly, we recommend choosing the 120-Hour Advanced Course. However, if you have more time to give to earning a higher qualification, we suggest the 180-Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5  Course. Be aware the minimum amount of hours needed for jobs is 120 hours. This is the basic international standard. If you want to stand out in a competitive job market, aim for a Tefl certification with more hours.

The 300-Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 Course contains the government-regulated 180-hour level 5 qualification AND two 60-hour short courses in high-demand specialisms. You should also note any course package containing the 180-hour government-regulated course requires some external research as part of your coursework.

*If you’re looking to earn a higher wage, specialize or go freelance, completing a short specialism course is what you need to achieve that goal.

Hybrid Courses

Otherwise known as blended courses or blended learning. If you want that extra element of human interaction, then these are the courses you should be considering to experience instructor-led tuition. The courses with hybrid elements are:

Unsure of which course to study? Use our course match tool. Answer just three questions and get your recommended courses that match your career, goals, and experience. Still unsure? Schedule a free callback with travel experts.

Virtual Teacher Training 

The virtual teacher training listed in the above three courses involves attending 10 hours of training with a qualified instructor over two days. Groups for these sessions are kept small to allow for individual feedback and maximum learning. It’s aimed at those who want to perfect lesson planning and delivery with guidance from an experienced trainer. You’ll also meet people just like you on the same journey. 

Over the two days, you’ll be putting your theory into practice, mastering the PPP (presentation, practice & production) approach, learning how to develop and deliver an ESL lesson, and more. You’ll become the teacher on day two and deliver your lesson plan to your peers. You can enroll in this course virtual teacher training course via the hybrid courses above or you can buy it as an add-on down the line.


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310-Hour Level 5 Hybrid Course with Observed Practicum

This is the bee’s knees when it comes to training and we need to talk about it. It contains everything that you need to be a successful teacher including:

  • 180 hours Ofqual regulated level 5 qualification
  • 10 hours of Virtual Teacher Training
  • 60 hours of Teaching English Online Pro Course
  • 60 hours of Teaching Business English Pro Course
  • 30 hours of Teaching Young Learners Pro Course
  • 10 packs of Lesson Plans for Young Learners
  • 46-page Lesson Planning eBook
  • 72-page Ultimate Grammar eBook

This 310-hour course is the gold standard in training and is the first online Level 5 course to offer fully organised observed teaching practice with real ESL students. 

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