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This course includes

180 hour Ofqual regulated Level 5 tuition
TEFL Diploma PDF Certificate
Experienced DELTA qualified tutors
Lifelong qualification & enrolment letter
New AI module
Qualify to teach online & abroad
26 hours live Zoom classes (optional)
Jobs coaching seminars
Personal tutor support
Exclusive jobs board membership
Self-led study schedule
Professionally assessed modules
Study using the TEFL app
6 months course access
Average time to complete:
6-10 weeks
Suitable for beginners
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What will you learn?

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

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

Plan and deliver fun and engaging lessons to young learners

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 with the top pick of the jobs


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

About this course

This qualification is divided into 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 support drop-in sessions are the perfect way to get continuous in-person advice about your course work and assessments.

If you want a career in English teaching, with the top pick of the jobs, this course is for you.

When you complete this in-depth and intensive course you will have received teaching knowledge at the forefront of TEFL. You’ll get the building blocks to develop your innate skills so that you can become a complete teacher. Your proficiency will give you the confidence to breeze through any interview process and be well prepared to enter your first classroom – real or virtual.  

Get hired for the highest paid teaching posts online and abroad. This English Government regulated certificate 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.  

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

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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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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180 hour Level 5 TEFL 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

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How long do I have to study the course?

You have a six month study period to complete your TEFL course, from the date of enrollment. As a guideline, the 120 hour Advanced TEFL Cour

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

What education level is required to become a TEFL teacher?

To get hired in the TEFL industry you’ll be required to be aged 18 with a high school diploma (Leaving Certificate / A-levels / Matric or

Questions and Answers

What does Level 5 mean?

A Level 5 TEFL course under the regulated qualifications framework (RQF) developed and put in place by Ofqual, is equivalent to a CELTA, diploma or higher education (DipHE), foundation degree, or Level 5 NVQ. 

Obtaining a Level 5 TEFL qualification means you’ll be awarded an English government regulated teaching certificate.

Is it better to complete a Level 5 TEFL course?

Yes, you will qualify for more jobs and higher pay. A Level 5 qualification is the level below a bachelor’s degree so it sits high up on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. 

By completing a Level 5 TEFL course, you’d get a higher level qualification than most TEFL courses offer.

Why take this course instead of CELTA?

A CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Adults) course is typically completed over a 4-week full-time study schedule. It costs around $2,000 / £1,500 and is aimed at educating adults.

So, if you want to learn about teaching younger learners too, have a flexible study schedule and pay a fraction of that price – an online Level 5 regulated TEFL course is a winner!

How long does it take to complete the course?

Most learners complete this course in 6 – 10 weeks, depending on how much time you dedicate to your coursework.

You will have 6 months of study time access from the day that you enroll and can add more time if you run out.

What does it mean for a course to be regulated?

Regulated courses are officially recognized by the English government; the award sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

What’s Ofqual stand for?

Ofqual stands for Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. It regulates qualifications, exams, and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

What’s the difference between accredited and regulated TEFL courses?

In the simplest terms, TEFL training organizations are accredited and the qualifications they provide are regulated. When choosing the TEFL course that’s right for your unique plans, it’s important to pick an organization that is accredited, and that gives you the opportunity to complete a Government-regulated course.

Should I do a Level 5 TEFL course?

There are many ways to become a TEFL teacher and be certified to teach English. Deciding whether or not to take a Level 5 TEFL course will depend on a number of factors. 

These include how long you’d like to teach English for, where you’d like to teach (at home, online, or abroad), how dedicated you are to TEFL teacher training, how quickly you’d like to be qualified, how much time you have to dedicate to your studies, your level of English (native or fluent) and so on. Taking an English level test can help you discover if a Level 5 course is for you. 

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 that their certifications meet national standards and are recognized across various sectors.

How does OFQUAL approval enhance the credibility of qualifications obtained through Premier TEFL courses accredited by Highfield?

OFQUAL approval for Highfield further enhances the credibility and recognition of qualifications obtained through Premier TEFL courses accredited by them. It assures students that their certifications are regulated and endorsed by a reputable governmental body, reinforcing the value and reliability of their education and increasing their marketability in the job market.

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 accreditation 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 thorough evaluation and meet stringent quality benchmarks, ensuring that students receive a 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.

What does DEAC's Approval Quality Curriculum (AQC) status entail for students?

DEAC’s Approval Quality Curriculum (AQC) status signifies that a program or course has undergone a comprehensive evaluation and meets stringent quality standards. For students, this means they can trust that the curriculum, assessments, and overall educational experience align with US educational standards, ensuring a high-quality learning experience.

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180 hour Ofqual regulated Level 5 tuition
TEFL Diploma PDF Certificate
Experienced DELTA qualified tutors
Lifelong qualification & enrolment letter
New AI module
Qualify to teach online & abroad
26 hours live Zoom classes (optional)
Jobs coaching seminars
Personal tutor support
Exclusive jobs board membership
Self-led study schedule
Professionally assessed modules
Study using the TEFL app
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