Trinity CertTESOL - Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Level 5 is regarded as comparable in difficulty to the second year of an undergraduate degree.
The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is a TESOL or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate designed for those with little or no experience of teaching English. It equips candidates with the basic skills and knowledge needed to take up a first post as an ESOL teacher. It gives an introduction to the theory and practice of English teaching and an insight into the challenges facing the learner and the role of the teacher.
The CertTESOL is accepted by the British Council as an initial TESOL or TEFL qualification for teachers in its accredited teaching organisations in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas. Credits are also awarded towards degree programmes offered by universities in the UK.
The CertTESOL Course Content summary provides key information for course members.
Guide to choosing your initial TESOL/TEFL course:
If you are thinking of becoming a teacher of English to speakers of other languages, and are looking for a course leading to a qualification that will help you get a job with a good employer, please read the 'Guide to choosing your 1st TESOL or TEFL course.'
You will see many training courses advertised for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Therefore when you are choosing a course which aims to prepare and qualify you for your first English teaching job, it is in your interest to choose a course which will offer you a high standard of training and a recognised certification.
English Language Teaching (ELT) is a profession like other areas of teaching, where a good training course is an essential starting point for maintaining high professional standards for high quality student learning.