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The Netherland's Leading Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course

The one and only course you need -168hrs and you're done!

What our combined Level 5 TEFL Diploma Course includes

  • 10-hour Classroom Teaching Practice TEFL Course in Amsterdam

  • 158-hour Online TEFL & Grammar Course to further your TEFL training (6 months’ access)

  • Three FREE 30-Hour Top-up Courses in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1 — worth €360

  • 24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or watch later) — worth €240

  • 282 hours of TEFL training (114 FREE optional top-up course/webinar hours)

  • FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook — worth €30

  • FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook — worth €30

  • Guaranteed pass (or your money back)

  • Level 5 Diploma, Ofqual (UK government) regulated qualification

  • Tutor support from EFL professionals

  • Help with finding TEFL Jobs abroad on completion of the course

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Does a chance to live and work abroad interest you? Explore a change of career teaching English as a foreign language!

At The TEFL Academy, we offer you TEFL courses right here in Amsterdam. Complete the first classroom course (10 hours) over just 1 day by learning from one of our trained TEFL trainers at the NH Caransa in Amsterdam. You can start the online portion of the course before or after your classroom training. You can ask for help and support from our team of online TEFL professionals throughout your studies.

During your TEFL course in Amsterdam, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL courseYou’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The online course takes on average four to six weeks to complete, although you are able to spread it across up to six months. You will study for 158 hours and will learn the theory of TEFL, which includes the fundamentals of teaching English grammar and vocabulary.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

An internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours) will be awarded to you once you have successfully completed the TEFL course. The certificate is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and it has been approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you have received your final grade, you can proceed to our TEFL Jobs Board and start applying for your dream role abroad. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

Reserve your place on an Amsterdam TEFL course now for a deposit of only €50! Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.

Classroom Course Timetable

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.


Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Milton Bratton, TEFL Trainer

Milton has been teaching ESL for more than 12 years. He has lived and worked in The Netherlands, The Czech and Slovak Republic, Austria and Germany.

He currently teaches medium and large size business English classes, specializing in financial and economic English as well as teacher training with The TEFL Academy. He splits his time between Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. He speaks German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Czech. He plays the piano and travels as much as he can with his partner and his dog, Maja.

Milton Bratton

"I have been teaching ESL for more than 12 years."

Does a chance to live and work abroad interest you? Explore a change of career teaching English as a foreign language!

At The TEFL Academy, we offer you TEFL courses right here in Amsterdam. Complete the first classroom course (10 hours) over just 1 day by learning from one of our trained TEFL trainers at the NH Caransa in Amsterdam. You can start the online portion of the course before or after your classroom training. You can ask for help and support from our team of online TEFL professionals throughout your studies.

During your TEFL course in Amsterdam, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL courseYou’ll learn about the practicalities of teaching, including classroom management and become classroom confident with 6-hours of peer to peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The online course takes on average four to six weeks to complete, although you are able to spread it across up to six months. You will study for 158 hours and will learn the theory of TEFL, which includes the fundamentals of teaching English grammar and vocabulary.

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

An internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours) will be awarded to you once you have successfully completed the TEFL course. The certificate is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and it has been approved as the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you have received your final grade, you can proceed to our TEFL Jobs Board and start applying for your dream role abroad. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include three free 30-hour top-up courses in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English and Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against each course.

Reserve your place on an Amsterdam TEFL course now for a deposit of only €50! Deposits are only accepted for courses more than 2 weeks away, your online course will be available as soon as you have paid the balance in full.

1 Day (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

  • TEFL Course Introduction
  • Classroom Management
  • Concept Checking and Eliciting Questions
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Practice 1
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Practice 2
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice 3
  • Q&A Session

Online Course (Instant access on enrollment)

The online course consists of ten mandatory units. All ten units are exam-assessed and for units 5, 7 and 10 there are also coursework-assessed assignments. You get 6-months access to the course, but some students complete their qualification within 4 – 6 weeks (when studied full time).

  • Online Course Unit Breakdown
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching English Vocabulary
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Understanding English Grammar
  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading
  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English/Classroom Management Strategies
  • Using Resources Effectively when Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Case Study, CV and Cover Letter, Job Sites and Resources
Meet Our Alumni

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Course options explained

With so much choice and such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the Internet, it can be difficult for potential TEFL course students to make the correct choice. The Level 5 version of our TEFL course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL and is a good choice if you wish to gain formal teaching jobs, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. Upon completion, you will be awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours), which is regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and DEAC-Approved (US Department of Education National Accreditor).

A regulated Level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government) has approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

We also offer a Level 3 version of our course, which is an introduction to TEFL and is perfect for anyone looking for casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. It requires less of a time commitment (120 hrs) and is more cost-effective, so it can be a way of fast-tracking into the industry for someone with a short-term teaching plan. The course you should choose depends entirely on your own situation, needs and teaching plans.

All regulated Level 5 TEFL Diplomas are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

Career opportunities

With 1.5 billion people wanting to learn English right now the career opportunities are endless! Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach English internationally.

You will be qualified to teach:

  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

In a range of educational settings such as:

  • Schools
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Private English Language Schools
  • Business/Corporate English
  • Private One to One Tuition

"The TEFL Academy is accredited by Qualifi, an Ofqual regulated awarding body."

Milton Bratton, TEFL Trainer

Milton has been teaching ESL for more than 12 years. He has lived and worked in The Netherlands, The Czech and Slovak Republic, Austria and Germany.

He currently teaches medium and large size business English classes, specializing in financial and economic English as well as teacher training with The TEFL Academy. He splits his time between Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. He speaks German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Czech. He plays the piano and travels as much as he can with his partner and his dog, Maja.

Milton Bratton

"I have been teaching ESL for more than 12 years."

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Accreditation FAQ

The simple answer is, we just don't know! Recruiters offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. All regulated level 5 courses are 150hrs+ in length. We have never seen a single employer ask for more than 168hrs of TEFL training.

A Level 5 TEFL Diploma is the gold standard of TEFL qualifications, therefore we only offer this option for our Level 5 students.

We know that navigating your way through the TEFL web of courses is very confusing. This is why we try to keep it simple, giving you exactly what you need to get the best jobs around the world!

The Level 3 and Level 5 versions of our TEFL course are regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government-recognised awarding body. Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor.

The TEFL Academy is fully accredited by Qualifi an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, a UK government department) regulated awarding body. Qualifi have robust quality assurance systems and procedures in place which all course providers must successfully pass in order to be accredited under the scheme.

Potential TEFL course students should remember that their prospective employers are likely to be based outside Europe. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in Europe may not be recognised by employers abroad. This is why The TEFL Academy has chosen Qualifi, as they offer international accreditation for training course providers.

You can find out more about Qualifi on their website: https://qualifi.net

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Ofqual is a non-ministerial UK government department.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Ofqual recognise Awarding Organisations like Qualifi and regulate qualifications like ours. An Ofqual regulated TEFL qualification will be recognised worldwide and is highly respected by employers.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission was founded in 1926 and is a U.S. Department of Education National Accreditor. DEAC's goal is to ensure a high standard of educational quality in the distance education institutions it approves by requiring compliance with its published standards, policies and procedures.

Our Level 5 TEFL Course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status.

You can find out more about the DEAC on their website: https://www.deac.org/

When you hear about “levels” this refers to the UK government’s framework for qualifications. This framework allows learners studying UK government regulated qualifications to understand where their qualification sits in comparison to other qualifications. A regulated level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168hrs) is the same level as the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

A TEFL Diploma is simply a slightly higher level of qualification than a "Certificate". It will help your CV/Resume stand out against other applicants for TEFL jobs. Our Diploma is the highest Level 5 Diploma available, so courses advertised as an "Advanced Diploma" are equal to our qualification.

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

Choosing to study a regulated qualification is your guarantee of quality. Course providers offering regulated qualifications must comply with very tough quality assurance rules and procedures. This ensures that:

  • The staff delivering and assisting students are suitably qualified
  • The course provider has the resources to effectively deliver the qualification
  • The course itself effectively teaches and assesses the qualifications aims
  • The contents of the course have been written and designed by industry professionals and peer reviewed
  • The feedback and grades given to learners is fair, moderated and meets modern academic standards
  • Officially regulated by the UK government, therefore the qualification will be internationally recognised by schools, employers, foreign embassies and governments of most other countries.

Any qualification that is officially recognised by the UK government will sit on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. Make sure to ask your course provider to provide a link to the register for their qualification.

You can verify our qualifications on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications:

Level 3 here,
Level 5 here.

You may see cheap TEFL courses advertised online that claim to be a “level”, such as “Level 5 140-Hour TEFL Course” (often advertised on daily deal websites), unfortunately these courses are not the level they claim to be and are highly misleading.

The level of a course tells learners where the qualification sits on the UK’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  If a course is not listed on the Register of Regulated Qualifications, then it is not really a level at all. You can find our qualification on the register here.

Make sure you ask any TEFL training provider that claims to be offering a “level” of TEFL course to provide a link to the Register of Regulated Qualifications. If they cannot provide this, then the qualification is not the level they claim it to be and will not be accepted by foreign embassies and employers.

TEFL and TESOL are both acronyms for teaching English to non-native English speakers. Both acronyms can be used to describe qualifications which certify you to teach English as a foreign language. To a large extent, "TEFL" and "TESOL" are used interchangeably.

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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David
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Putting the theoretical training from the course to use in actual practice teaching was a valuable next step. In addition, it was valuable to see our instructor (a college professor) skillfully involving 14 students from varied backgrounds and educational levels while providing them with a positive experience.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. She was thoroughly knowledgeable about the subject matter and had substantial teaching experience in multiple contexts. Our class contained both native and non-native English speakers, some of whom did not have a college degree and some of whom had graduate degrees. The Trainer successfully engaged and involved all of the students, offering positive feedback and suggesting alternatives that might have been more useful. It appeared that all of the students had a positive experience and gained enhanced knowledge of what is required of a TEFL instructor.
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Maxine
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The classroom course was extremely informative and useful. I found it helpful to be able to practice teaching and get feedback from an experienced TEFL teacher so I could quickly improve my skills.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. My TEFL trainer was extremely knowledgeable on the course content, she spoke clearly and was able to concisely convey the information to us. Her tips and demonstration on how to teach a TEFL class were very helpful and practical. She kept the class engage with many activities so the content would be better understood and so we would not get bored by just sitting and listening to her the whole time. At the end she shared her first hand experiences of teaching English in South Korea, which was inspiring and informative. She was very professional throughout the course and I am sure others will benefit from her teaching in the future.
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Kitana
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I was extremely satisfied with the course and found it very constructive. It did correlate with elements from the online course and the practical element of teaching practice was very helpful. I was given alot of teaching tips and advice for a classroom setting.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. She was very helpful and approachable. I found that it was easy to talk to her and ask questions. She also spoke about her own experience in the tefl programme and teaching.
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Gabriela
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Luan held the space so respectfully and with so much enthusiasm. She was patient, understanding, firm and humorous throughout the entire course. She kept me engaged, eager and curious throughout the whole course.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. Luan was extremely patient, respectful and enthusiastic throughout the entire course. She held the space very gracefully and ignited curiosity as well as reassurance when we felt lost.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the webinar course? A. Although nothing is perfect, this webinar is on a optimus level and it really enhances your TEFL career, putting on really proof all that you have learnt from the main course, so indeed it's worth to enrol on.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. He was fair giving time to all to make questions, solve some doubts, well-explained instructions and topics to reinforce the main course.

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The TEFL Academy was the world’s first TEFL course provider to receive official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies in both the USA and UK. This means when you graduate you’ll hold a globally recognised Level 3 (120hr) Certificate or Level 5 (168hr) Diploma, meaning you can find work anywhere and apply for jobs immediately.

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