Become a validated TESOL course provider

In order to run courses for any of our TESOL qualifications (CertTESOL, TYLEC, CertPT and DipTESOL), a centre must first become a validated course provider.

The video above is recommended viewing and outlines the centre validation process, from team discussion and research to completion of the administrative process.

We welcome applications from centres and institutions globally, and support them throughout the validation process.

While some details may differ, depending on the qualification(s) a centre wishes to provide, this process runs as follows:

  1. A centre submits an Expression of Interest form to These should be accompanied by the CVs of prospective course director(s) and tutor(s), each of whom must meet the requirement outlined in the validation requirement documents for each qualification. See the tabs below for these documents.

  2. On approval of these, the centre compiles and submits a full course proposal. Model proposals, candidate handbooks and proformas are made available to help guide centres through this process. Information required includes course frequency, target audience, delivery mode (online, face-to-face, part- or full-time), tutor induction processes, etc.

  3. The proposal is sent by Trinity to a member of the moderation panel, ensuring external scrutiny. The member conducting the scrutiny will send feedback to Trinity to relay to the centre, recommending the centre move on to the next stage of the validation process, or highlighting recommendations and suggestions for amendments for a redraft. There is usually some redrafting of the proposal and/or proformas this stage.  

  4. Once the proposal has met all requirements, a meeting or centre visit is arranged between the centre and a Trinity TESOL representative. This is an opportunity for everyone to meet the teams, review the premises and resources and discuss any questions surrounding the qualification, best practices and moderation processes.

  5. Trinity then confirms in writing the completion of the validation process, and administrative details are finalised.

The process of validation takes approximately 12 weeks in total. Our aim is to support you throughout and beyond the process, and to ensure that you are able to deliver the course in a way that best suits your organization and context. Courses should start within 12 months of confirmation.

Expression of interest forms
, Validation Requirements and Syllabuses for each qualification can be found by clicking the relevant tabs below.

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