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You’re committed to teaching English, and want to be the best at what you do. Our 290 hour TEFL course checks off every box needed to get you there. Included is our 168 hour Ofqual-regulated TEFL course as well as four specializations – teaching young learners, teaching business English, and both IELTS and TOEIC preparation courses.

This hooks you up with a qualification that is reputable and recognized by most governments, schools, and embassies—and is our most comprehensive teacher training package.

You’ll walk away from your studies full confidence in your abilities, have heaps of job prospects, and your résumé will stand out significantly.

If you’re looking for a step-up in accreditation from a basic TEFL course, want the flexibility of getting trained in an ultra-convenient way, AND want to have the pick of jobs available to you post-studies, then the 290 hour TEFL course certification program is for YOU.


Part 1: 168 hour Ofqual-regulated Level 5 Course

Your core studies center around 11 modules of teacher training; covering all of the essential skills and knowledge you’ll need to be a confident English teacher. From the principles of teaching to understanding grammar and vocabulary you’ll lay strong foundations for your new career.

More in-depth modules will explore the four skills, pronunciation and teaching young learners. You’ll master the art of lesson planning and be classroom-ready in no time.

Part 2: 30 hour Teaching IELTS Module

Boost your earning power with this short 7 module add-on course that’ll prepare you for teaching an IELTS class.

Broken into 4 parts, the International English Language Testing System exam assesses an English language student’s fluency with a numerical score. You’ll discover the mechanics of this test and how to help your students to score in the band they need.

Taken by more than 3 million English learners annually, in over 140 countries your studies in this topic will make you a hit with your new employer plus offer plenty of opportunity for private tuition classes.

Part 3: 30 hour Teaching TOEIC Module

Similarly to IELTS, the Test of English for International Communications is a global standard in English fluency. Primarily a workplace exam for those employed in international business it sees over 6 million test-takers annually.

This 6 module course in teaching TOEIC preparation covers the 4 exam parts and equips you to help students obtain their highest possible score.

Part 4: 30 hour Teaching Business English Module

Gain an insight into how teaching corporate English differs from general English and grow your teaching know-how to incorporate specific business communication skills.

Learn how to adapt your needs analysis assessment skills to serve your business English clients and consider the intercultural awareness they’ll need to acquire too.

This 7 module add-on course will prime you for teaching Business English confidently as well as broader classes in English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

Part 5: 30 hour Teaching Young Learners Module

Discover over 5 modules how to optimize your classroom techniques and management skills to educate eager young minds. Learn how teaching vocabulary, grammar and the four skills differs for students aged 3 – 16 and consider child protection and safeguarding as part of your teaching young learners role.

As one of the most popular positions for newly qualified TEFL teachers, this additional training module will focus your thoughts on how to be the most effective educator of young learners.


This TEFL accreditation is lifelong—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 to pursue a wider variety of TEFL jobs from the get-go.

Coordinated by qualified teaching English professionals, this internationally recognized certificate trains you in all the fundamental skills you need to teach English as a second or foreign language.

Get your 290 hour TEFL training with 168 hour level 5 certification included to start changing lives now.

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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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