If you would like to become a Trinity-validated CertTESOL course provider, please read Trinity CertTESOL validation requirements.
You will be required to submit an organisation fact file to the Trinity English Language Teacher Development Department, after which you may be invited to submit a full proposal for review by Trinity, together with the relevant scrutiny fee. This is no guarantee of eventual validation. During the validation process you are welcome to consult Trinity by email (or telephone) if you have any queries about the interpretation of the Validation Requirements. Trinity does not issue sample proposals. We regard it as important that you put together your own proposal following the headings given in the Validation Requirements and giving as much detail of your own proposed course as possible. The validation process is one of discussion and negotiation.
The usual timescale for review and final decision on a proposal is 12 to 16 weeks. You should therefore consider submitting a proposal some months before your anticipated first course start date in order to allow time for the full review process and then recruitment of trainees.
Once validated course providers have run several courses successfully, it is possible for them to apply to export a course to another set of premises. They are known as the parent course provider and retain full legal, financial and academic responsibility for the course. They have to export the course design and their own training staff. The partner organisation must be able to offer premises and resources of a sufficiently high standard to meet Trinity's requirements. See the validation requirements for full details of the export procedure.
If you decide that you wish to offer the TYLEC, you need to submit an 'Expression of Interest' form. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you decide that you wish to offer the CertPT, you need to submit an 'Expression of Interest' form. For more information please email email@example.com.
If you decide that you wish to offer the DipTESOL, you need to submit a proposal for validation. Please see the LTCL Diploma TESOL Syllabus and Requirements 2007 for full details of the process. Here is an overview:
The process of validation takes approximately 12 weeks in total. Our aim is to support you throughout the process and ensure that you are able to deliver the course in a way that best suits your organization. Courses should start within 12 months of confirmation. Validated courses are normally subject to an annual inspection.