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On the hunt for top-shelf TEFL qualification? Look no further than our Ofqual-regulated Level 5 TEFL course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (RQF). It ticks off every box you could ever hope for.

You’ll get a full 168 hour course load, complete with 11 modules. Ofqual-regulated Level 5 qualifications are equivalent to CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL and are the new golden standard in training for teaching abroad.

Your qualification is internationally recognized by schools, embassies, and foreign governments, making your job hunt all the more easy.

With a curriculum designed by leading TEFL educators, you’re guaranteed the ultimate introduction to teaching English. It’s chock-full of videos, podcasts and activities, setting you up for the most dynamic TEFL training experience.

If you’re looking for a step-up in accreditation from fast-track TEFL courses, but still want the flexibility of getting trained in an ultra-convenient way, then this higher level TEFL qualification is for YOU.


This lifelong TEFL accreditation will prime you to create the TEFL career path of your dreams—and given its strength and respect around the world, you’ll be primed for creating the TEFL career path of your dreams.

Thousands of TEFL jobs will be right at your fingertips: Reviewing past-present participles in Prague, singing silly songs in Seoul, debating and discussing in Da Nang, tongue-twister’ing in Taiwan.

The world is your oyster—and few destinations are off limits. Along with full support from our friendly team, you can be confident in choosing the best training opportunity for you.

This course is ideal for TEFL beginners who want to earn a level 5 qualification from the get-go.

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    Q How long do I get to complete the course?

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

    Q 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.

    Q What does it mean for a course to be regulated?

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

    Q 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.

    Q Is it better to complete a Level 5 TEFL course?

    A Level 5 qualification is the level below a bachelor’s degree so it certainly 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. Undertaking a Level 5 course would demonstrate your commitment to an English teaching career, make you more employable and boost your earning potential.

    Q Will I be more employable with a Level 5 TEFL course?

    Yes, you will boost your job opportunities by completing a Level 5 TEFL qualification; a teaching award which is equivalent to CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL.

    Applying for TEFL jobs with a Level 5 teaching qualification will show that you’re committed to the field of education and will also allow you to achieve a higher salary.

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

    In the simplest terms, TEFL training organisations 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 organisation that is accredited, and who gives you the opportunity to complete a Government regulated course.

    Q 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.

    Q Do I need a bachelor’s degree to do a TEFL course?

    No, you do not need a degree to take a TEFL course or get hired as an English teacher. This is a common misconception. The core requirement to undertake a TEFL qualification is a native level of English fluency.

    In certain countries a degree is required to obtain the correct work visa, in order for you to work there legally. Employers worldwide can also state a preference for degree-holding applicants. If you feel suitable for a role, however do not hold a degree it is still worthwhile applying for these jobs as you may be interviewed based on the strength of your overall profile.

    Q Can you fail a Level 5 TEFL course?

    Yes, you can fail a Level 5 TEFL qualification. Once your assessment is complete it will be marked by your academic tutor. You will receive two opportunities to re-submit any answers that have been marked as incorrect. If, after your third attempt, you still have not passed your assessment questions successfully, your coursework will be marked as a fail.

    These courses are the equivalent to CELTA and require a good amount of commitment from trainee TEFL teachers. Supports are available to help you during assessment and reassessment process, on the journey to achieving a prestigious teaching award.

    Q How long does it take to complete a Level 5 TEFL course?

    Typically it takes around 13 – 16 weeks to complete a Level 5 TEFL course, depending on how much free time you have to study. You will have 6 months of study time from the day that you enrol and can add more time on if you run out.

    As a self-guided course you do not have to wait for scheduled classes, classmates or seminars, you complete the 11 modules of coursework in your own time, at your preferred pace.

    Q Do I need to submit TEFL assignments?

    All of your online TEFL course assignments are self-contained within your learning portal. At the end of each module you’ll be tested on the knowledge gained during the most recent topic.

    Level 5 assessments will include a mix of multiple choice and essay style questions. At the end of your course your exam assessor will review your open ended questions and answers, and contact you if any re-assessment is required. This is common on a Level 5 TEFL qualification.

    Q Will I have a personal TEFL tutor?

    All trainee TEFL teachers will have a personal tutor to help them with academic queries. Your personal TEFL tutor will be assigned to you one or two days after course enrollment, you will have their direct email address so that you can contact them when you need support throughout your course.

    Your personal tutor may be a different person to your academic assessor, who will be responsible for marking your TEFL course assessments.

    Q Is TQUK recognised?

    TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) is a fully approved awarding organisation by Ofqual. As such they award Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) courses in a number of education fields, including TEFL. Premier TEFL is a TQUK approved training center, license number 1709191.


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