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This course includes

180 hour Ofqual regulated Level 5 tuition
Advanced Diploma PDF certificate
2 x 60 hour TEFL-Pro short courses
Expert DELTA qualified tutors
New AI module
Lifelong qualification & enrolment letter
Qualify to teach online & abroad
Jobs coaching seminars
26 hours live Zoom classes (optional)
Exclusive jobs board membership
Personal tutor support
Professionally assessed modules
Flexible study schedule
6 months course access
Study using the TEFL app
Average time to complete:
10-16 weeks
Suitable for beginners
Study 100% online

What will you learn?

Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation

Competently teach in high demand areas such as Business English classes and young people

Plan and deliver effective lessons that meet student and class learning objectives

Understand the nuances of teaching English to non-native speakers

Grasp English grammar terminology and know how to teach it to students of all levels

Manage classroom and student behaviour effectively in school and business settings

Find and create effective learning materials, text-based and digital to target language use

Use social media to engage students, from TiKTok to Twitter, Facebook to Buzzfeed

Grow in confidence as a new teacher to be able to enter your first class either online or abroad

Search and find the best jobs, online and abroad. Apply through our TEFL job portal to trusted employers


English language minimum level: Native or advanced speaker.
At least an international standard of advanced fluency: C1

About this course

This Advanced Diploma qualification is divided into three parts. The 180 hour Level 5 TEFL course plus two 60 hour Level 5 TEFL-Pro courses.

The 180 hour TEFL course has ten modules. Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include video and mini progress tests. Three assignments are required to be submitted to your personal tutor for assessment and feedback. Our live tutor-led weekly support classes are the perfect way to get continuous in-person advice about your course work and assessments.

This 300 hour Level 5 TEFL Advanced Diploma course will prepare you to break into the TEFL industry armed with more expertise than most people you interview or teach with.  This means you’ll get the best jobs abroad, get the best jobs online, which will give you the best start in your exciting career.

PLUS! Become a TEFL-Pro with two in-depth Level 5 specialist courses which cover 2714 - 290 Hour TEFL Professional Training Course Teaching Business English 2714 - 290 Hour TEFL Professional Training Course  Teaching English online and one to one.

Complete your coursework in as little as 7 weeks and enjoy access to your course materials for 6 months.

Get hired for the highest paid teaching posts online and abroad. This English Government regulated Advanced Diploma is prized by employers worldwide giving you access to the best schools in the most popular countries. It’s also ideal if you want to teach online from home. You’ll have access to experienced high-level tutors who will personally oversee your submitted work which means you’ll feel supported at every level.

Recommended: Add our optional module of certified teaching practice to this course to qualify for more TEFL jobs online and abroad.

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Highfield (Ofqual Regulated)
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ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council)
Curriculum Approved Centre

Furthermore, our TEFL courses are internationally recognized, receiving official acknowledgment from government-regulated awarding bodies in both the USA and UK. This ensures that upon completion of our world-class training, you will hold a certification recognized globally. Our Level 5 (180hr/300hour/310 hour) Diploma/TEFL courses are approved by the DEAC, meeting their criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is recognized as a National Accreditor by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, Level 5 Training is accredited by Highfield Qualifications and regulated by Ofqual in the UK.

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I signed up for the 300 Hour Level 5 TEFL Course to help me continue living and working in Thailand. I didn't have a degree so I wanted to do the best course. My online courses were easily accessible from my Dashboard, modules for each course were laid out well and the resources for each course were excellent.
Ryan Cook

180 hour Ofqual regulated Level 5 TEFL Advanced Diploma

Modules One-Three:

Module One: Principles of Teaching English Grammar

You know how to use English grammar innately, but we’ll teach you the terminology and how to pass it on.

By the end of this module, you’ll know your present continuous from your present simple tense no problem. Most of all, you’ll be familiar and confident with grammatical terms. This module will improve your understanding of basic grammar and give you the knowledge you’ll need to communicate complicated language rules to your students. We know that grammar can be intimidating for new teachers – it won’t be at the end of module 1!

Guided learning: 32 hrs

Module Two: How to Teach English Vocabulary

Did you know that there are around 171,000 words in the English language? Don’t worry, you’ll only be asked to teach a few hundred of those! You’ll study the tools to teach vocabulary and use them effectively so that your students can use it in the right context.  These include; how to integrate dictionary use, designing tests for vocab learning and strategies to maintain vocabulary usage, in other words, finding settings to practice learned language in. From beginner restaurant vocab like, MENU, PLATE, GLASS, MAINS to advanced business such as, INCOME, EXPENDITURE, RECRUITMENT. It’s all about practice.

Guided learning: 15 hrs

Module Three: The Principles of Learners’ Needs and Teaching Methodologies

When you arrive at this module, you’ll know the nuts and bolts of what makes up the English language. Now you are going to learn how to present it, so that your students can learn easily and effectively. You’ll learn the importance of understanding WHY your learners are studying English to ensure that your students’ learning objectives are met. When you complete module three, you’ll know the most commonly used methods of teaching English as a foreign language.

Guided learning: 14 hrs

Modules Four-Six:

Module Four: How to Teach Reading & Listening Skills

These are called ‘receptive skills’ because the student is receiving language. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the most effective ways to engage students in reading English and how to comprehend what they listen to accurately. This includes setting listening tasks to music, radio and recordings, to skimming and scanning letters, emails, Facebook posts both inside and outside the classroom. Oh yes, you’ll be setting a lots of homework for your students!

Guided learning: 17 hrs

Module Five: How to Teach Writing & Speaking Skills

These are called ‘productive skills’ because students produce language. You’ll learn plenty of  useful ideas and activities about how to get your students up on their feet and chatting to you about hobbies, politics or story telling. You’ll also get help with how to teach your students to write English – at all levels, from favorite foods, to the economy in Spain. You’ll be able to  distinguish between accuracy and fluency, and evaluate their importance in ESL learning. We’ll also give your strategies to help students self-correct their own work – which every busy teacher needs!

Guided learning: 18 hrs

Module Six: How to Teach Pronunciation & Phonology

Help your students speak English confidently by practicing pronunciation. This is the primary reason that they want to learn English from you. As a fluent English speaker pronouncing a word like ‘enough’ is simple for you, not so with many other nationalities. But how do you help students whose mother tongue doesn’t even have sounds that can be found in the English language? We’ll show you that. By the end of this module you’ll have mastered modern techniques to help your students sound as fluent as possible. They will converse with the pronunciation that you have taught them with assurance and that’s always a good feeling for you as their teacher!

Guided learning: 16 hrs

Modules Seven-Ten:

Module Seven: How to Use Teaching Aids and Materials Effectively

Think: Podcasts, videos and flashcards. TikTok, YouTube and Facebook. Newsfeeds, Buzzfeed and Spotify. But how can you use these resources effectively without drowning in content? This module will help you to understand what types of ‘ingredients’ are suitable for what lesson and to which students. This will make your job as a creative teacher much simpler and will help you create compelling, relevant and useful lessons either online or in the classroom.

Guided learning: 17 hrs

Module Eight: How to Plan Engaging Lessons That Work

Preparation is key to all successful English lessons. In this module you’ll become skilled in designing engaging lesson plans and adapting lessons naturally in the classroom. Plus discover all of the tools for classroom management that make good teachers great. Learn how to plan for all levels and all class sizes including one-to-one or online lessons. Coupled with what you’ve studied in module seven, there will be no limit to the fun and engaging lessons you could teach.

Guided learning: 15 hrs

Module Nine: How to Teach English to Adults

Teaching adults to speak better English can be life-changing for them, their family and career. It is truly satisfying to see your student achieve an IELTS or TOEIC exam score that will change the shape of their future. At the end of this module you’ll learn how to optimize your lessons and evaluation techniques for adults learners according to their motivations. This will include tried and tested strategies for focused learners who want to keep learning English – because you both know the value of it.

Guided learning: 17 hrs

Module Ten: How to Teach English to Young Learners

Teaching young minds is probably one of the most satisfying jobs you’ll do, however, it is also demanding and requires patience and know-how. At the end of this final module you’ll learn how to optimize real or virtual classroom techniques and management skills to educate eager young minds. This will include tried and tested fun and engaging strategies to inspire 4-16 year olds to keep learning English – because you’ll be such a cool teacher!

Guided learning: 19 hrs

Specialism course content and units


Unit 1 - How to Teach Business English - TEFL-Pro Course

FACT: English is the language of global commerce. Which means that the demand for people who are qualified to teach English in a commercial environment is now one of the fastest growing markets in the (already) booming English language learning sector

This government regulated How to Teach Business English course will really help you to become a TEFL-PRO. At the end of this course you’ll learn how to teach and what to teach in a variety of commercial settings. This could be one-to-one, online, groups of executives or groups of factory workers.

This five module course is packed with creative content to make you a competent business English teacher and covers:

  • How to teach the four skills for commercial use (reading, writing, listening and speaking).
  • Intercultural language nuances.
  • Teaching business English for specific purposes.

Note: This specialism course can be changed to teaching exam English or teaching English through other subjects by request.


Unit 2 - Become an Online & One-to-One English Teacher - TEFL-Pro Course

Did you know that online English teachers can earn upwards of US$60 per hour? The trick to becoming a freelance and successful independent online tutor is to specialize in a niche area of English teaching.

This is the most lucrative path to take as an ESL tutor and when you offer lessons online.

This short TEFL-Pro course will help you understand how to become an effective English teacher for one-to-one learners and in a virtual classroom.

At the end of this course you will learn how to teach English learners on a one-to-one basis and what to consider when teaching remotely. Plus, what tools are available to help you to get the best results.

This five module course is packed with creative ideas to make your online lessons memorable, you will cover:

  • How to set up as an online English teacher.
  • How to teach one-to-one or small groups with winning results.
  • What software, tools and techniques work best for private one-to-one lessons and online.

Note: This specialism course can be changed to teaching exam English or teaching English through other subjects by request.

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Can I get help securing a TEFL job?

Yes! We’re here not just to get you TEFL qualified, but it’s our mission to help you secure your first (or next) teaching English ad

Can I go back to study in the same place where I left?

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Can I take a TEFL course as a non-native English speaker?

Yes, you can take a TEFL course as a non-native English speaker. As long as your written and spoken English is at a B2 level or higher a TEF

Questions and Answers

When does the next online course start?

You can start today! This course is 100% online and is self-paced. Once you enroll on the course you will get instant access to all of the course materials and resources.

Can I swap the 60 hour business English or teaching online courses to different ones?

Yes, you can! You can change the specialist topic 60 hour courses that are included in the TEFL Advanced Diploma. We have four 60 hour courses in our range to choose from.

Teaching Exam English
Teaching English through Other Subjects CLIL
Teaching Business English (included as standard)
Teaching Online & One-to-One (included as standard)

If you wish to change one or both of your 60 hour courses to others in the range simply make your booking and complete payment. Then, contact us with the courses that you would like to swap.

Our team will action your request within two working days.

When do I get my certificate?

You will gain your Level 5 TEFL Advanced Diploma certificate after successfully completing your 180 hour Level 5 core training course and then completing your two x 60 hour TEFL-Pro courses (in any order that you prefer).

On completion of the 300 hour TEFL course you will be emailed your Level 5 TEFL Advanced Diploma digital certificate, and you will be able to order a postal version of your certificate in our shop.

How do I contact my personal tutor?

If you need academic help or support you will be able to email your personal tutor. You can simply reply to the welcome email that you are sent a few days after signing up.

Are there set times that I need to attend a class or be online?

No, this course is entirely self-paced giving you complete flexibility.

You can study at any time of day or night that suits you. And because this course is studied 100% online, you can complete it from anywhere in the world.

Can I talk to other students on the course?

Yes, you can! You can find support on the online community forum from fellow learners and our academic team.

Our weekly drop-in live support sessions on Zoom are also popular.

You can find links to the TEFL forum and weekly Zoom classes on your learner Dashboard.

What does it mean for Premier TEFL to be an approved training center by Highfield Qualifications?

Premier TEFL being an approved training center by Highfield Qualifications indicates that our courses meet the high standards set by this reputable awarding body in the UK. This accreditation ensures that our training programs adhere to rigorous quality benchmarks, enhancing the value and credibility of the qualifications obtained through Premier TEFL.

How does being an approved training center by Highfield Qualifications benefit students pursuing courses with Premier TEFL?

For students enrolling in Premier TEFL courses, the approval by Highfield Qualifications assures them of the quality and reliability of their education. It means that our courses have been evaluated and endorsed by a respected awarding body, providing students with confidence in the legitimacy and value of the qualifications they earn upon completion of our programs.

What significance does OFQUAL approval hold for Highfield, the Awarding Organization (AO)?

OFQUAL approval for Highfield as an Awarding Organization (AO) signifies that they have met the stringent criteria set by this governmental body. It allows Highfield to provide a diverse range of regulated qualifications, including those in Education and Training, ensuring their certifications meet national standards and are recognized across various sectors.

What does it mean for Premier TEFL to be an AQC Curriculum Approved provider by DEAC?

Being an AQC Curriculum Approved provider by DEAC signifies that Premier TEFL’s Level 5 courses meet the rigorous quality standards set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. This approval ensures that our curriculum, assessments, and overall educational standards align with those established by US educational authorities, providing students with a high-quality learning experience.

How does being an AQC Curriculum Approved provider by DEAC benefit students enrolled in Premier TEFL's Level 5 courses?

For students enrolled in Premier TEFL’s Level 5 courses, DEAC’s AQC Curriculum Approval provides assurance regarding the credibility and value of their education. It indicates that our courses have undergone a thorough evaluation and meet stringent quality benchmarks, ensuring that students receive comprehensive and reputable TEFL training that aligns with global standards of excellence.

What is DEAC?

DEAC, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, is a prominent accrediting agency based in the United States. What sets DEAC apart is its focus on accrediting distance education institutions and programs, ensuring that they meet rigorous quality standards even in non-traditional learning environments.

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180 hour Ofqual regulated Level 5 tuition
Advanced Diploma PDF certificate
2 x 60 hour TEFL-Pro short courses
Expert DELTA qualified tutors
New AI module
Lifelong qualification & enrolment letter
Qualify to teach online & abroad
Jobs coaching seminars
26 hours live Zoom classes (optional)
Exclusive jobs board membership
Personal tutor support
Professionally assessed modules
Flexible study schedule
6 months course access
Study using the TEFL app
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