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The UK's leading level 5 TEFL course

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TEFL Course Information

How would you like a change of career, and the opportunity to make money living abroad? Then you may want to consider teaching English as a foreign language.

At The TEFL Academy in Birmingham we have the answer right here. Our Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) is just what you are looking for! The first part of the course is completed in one weekend at the comfortable Crowne Plaza in Birmingham. You'll spend 20 hours with one of our highly trained tutors. The remainder of the course is taken online, and you can study at your own pace. Our team of dedicated tutors are there to help you every step along the way.

Over the weekend, you will be taught how to plan and prepare your lessons, shown the best way to deliver lessons, and more importantly—learn how to teach. This is the perfect way to get a feel for teaching English as a foreign language.
 
The online section of the course is 148 hours of study and you can spread this over six months, but the average time to complete is around four to six weeks. You will find that the online section covers the theory of TEFL in greater detail. More attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary.

We are the world's only TEFL course provider that has received official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies both in the US and the U.K. 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.

After you have successfully completed the TEFL course in Birmingham, you will receive your certificate. This is an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours). This certification is regulated by Ofqual (UK government), and approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL certificates.. After you have received your award and grades, you can start looking for jobs anywhere in the world! A good place to start looking is on our TEFL Jobs Board. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include a free top-up course in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against your chosen course.

Why wait any longer to start a new career? You could live abroad and earn a good wage. With just a small deposit of £50, you can reserve your place on one of our TEFL courses in Birmingham. 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.

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

Course Breakdown

Weekend course units and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Course Introduction
  • Warmers/Icebreakers
  • Classroom Management
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Absolute Beginners
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Functions and Grammar in Context
  • Jobs & CVs
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice Preparation
  • Teaching Practice
Day 2 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
 

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

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Online Course (Instant access on enrolment)

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
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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. Employers offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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.  

You will see many TEFL courses available that are at levels lower than level 5, although these may be accepted by some recruiters, students wishing to gain access to top employers with the best jobs and working conditions should complete a level 5 TEFL qualification. 

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

Career Opportunities

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 including in the UK.

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.”

Tutor

Neil Fyfe, TEFL Trainer

Neil started working in TEFL in 1992 in Spain.

After landing in Madrid he got his first job in 4 days by calling around the local academies. Since then he has taught all sorts of ages, levels and interests, including business people, extensive and intensive courses. He has also taught in Great Britain and in Brazil. He ran his own academy successfully for many years, so has experience of the TEFL world from many different angles. He says with The TEFL Academy qualification under the student’s belt, the best idea is to go forth and get a job ASAP and get teaching. Aside from teaching he enjoys music, family and friends, languages and quite a few other things and says these things are always useful in class too!

"Having gained a TEFL qualification with The TEFL Academy, the best idea is go forth and get a job as soon as possible and get teaching."
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How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Central Square,
Holliday St,
Birmingham
B1 1HH

United Kingdom

Tel: 01273 806 380
Email: birmingham@theteflacademy.com

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Stoke-on-Trent
TEFL Courses in Leicester

 
TEFL Course Information

How would you like a change of career, and the opportunity to make money living abroad? Then you may want to consider teaching English as a foreign language.

At The TEFL Academy in Birmingham we have the answer right here. Our Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) is just what you are looking for! The first part of the course is completed in one weekend at the comfortable Crowne Plaza in Birmingham. You'll spend 20 hours with one of our highly trained tutors. The remainder of the course is taken online, and you can study at your own pace. Our team of dedicated tutors are there to help you every step along the way.

Over the weekend, you will be taught how to plan and prepare your lessons, shown the best way to deliver lessons, and more importantly—learn how to teach. This is the perfect way to get a feel for teaching English as a foreign language.
 
The online section of the course is 148 hours of study and you can spread this over six months, but the average time to complete is around four to six weeks. You will find that the online section covers the theory of TEFL in greater detail. More attention is paid to grammar and vocabulary.

We are the world's only TEFL course provider that has received official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies both in the US and the U.K. 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.

After you have successfully completed the TEFL course in Birmingham, you will receive your certificate. This is an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours). This certification is regulated by Ofqual (UK government), and approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL certificates.. After you have received your award and grades, you can start looking for jobs anywhere in the world! A good place to start looking is on our TEFL Jobs Board. We also offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field of teaching English. All enrolments on our level 5 course include a free top-up course in Teaching Young LearnersTeaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1. You will be provided with a unique discount code with your booking confirmation email which can be redeemed against your chosen course.

Why wait any longer to start a new career? You could live abroad and earn a good wage. With just a small deposit of £50, you can reserve your place on one of our TEFL courses in Birmingham. 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.

Course Breakdown

Weekend course units and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Course Introduction
  • Warmers/Icebreakers
  • Classroom Management
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Absolute Beginners
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Break for Lunch
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Functions and Grammar in Context
  • Jobs & CVs
  • Afternoon Break
  • Teaching Practice Preparation
  • Teaching Practice
Day 2 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
 
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Online Course (Instant access on enrolment)

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

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. Employers offering the best opportunities with the most competitive packages are now asking for level 5 TEFL qualifications. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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), have approved the qualification to be at a recognised level of achievement. Our Level 5 TEFL Certificate (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.  

You will see many TEFL courses available that are at levels lower than level 5, although these may be accepted by some recruiters, students wishing to gain access to top employers with the best jobs and working conditions should complete a level 5 TEFL qualification. 

All regulated level 5 courses 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 including in the UK.

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
Tutor

Neil Fyfe, TEFL Trainer

Neil started working in TEFL in 1992 in Spain.

After landing in Madrid he got his first job in 4 days by calling around the local academies. Since then he has taught all sorts of ages, levels and interests, including business people, extensive and intensive courses. He has also taught in Great Britain and in Brazil. He ran his own academy successfully for many years, so has experience of the TEFL world from many different angles. He says with The TEFL Academy qualification under the student’s belt, the best idea is to go forth and get a job ASAP and get teaching. Aside from teaching he enjoys music, family and friends, languages and quite a few other things and says these things are always useful in class too!

"Having gained a TEFL qualification with The TEFL Academy, the best idea is go forth and get a job as soon as possible and get teaching."
How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Central Square,
Holliday St,
Birmingham
B1 1HH

United Kingdom

Tel: 01273 806 380
Email: birmingham@theteflacademy.com

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Stoke-on-Trent
TEFL Courses in Leicester

 

Accreditation FAQ

Is the course accredited?

Our course is 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.

Who are Qualifi?

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 the UK. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in the UK 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

Who are Ofqual?

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 qualification on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications 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.

Who are the DEAC?

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/

What is a level 5 qualification?

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 Certificate (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.

 

What does "regulated" mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications. You can view our qualification on the Ofqual register here.

Why do other providers offer so many course options and different levels?

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. 

We know that navigating your way through the TEFL web of courses is very confusing. This is why we offer just one course, exactly what you need to get the best jobs around the world!

What benefits does studying a regulated qualification offer learners?

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.

How do I know if a qualification is regulated?

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 view our qualification on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications here.

What's the difference between TEFL and TESOL?

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

Are cheap TEFL courses on daily deal websites like Groupon and Amazon too good to be true?

Offering a high quality TEFL course that provides students with qualified tutors and leads to a government regulated qualification doesn't come cheap! Course providers selling on daily deal websites must heavily discount their course fees and then split what they make 50/50 with the deal portal such as Groupon, Wowcher & Amazon.

With such small revenues it’s impossible for TEFL course providers selling on daily deal websites to:

  • Offer on-going support from experienced & qualified tutors
  • Have fair & moderated marking/grading systems
  • Develop and continually update quality course content & resources
  • Offer a course that leads to a government regulated qualification
  • Offer job support and on-going assistance after course completion

TEFL courses sold on daily deal websites are unregulated, unaccredited, lack academic credibility and will not be respected by employers.

Read our blog 'Are cheap TEFL courses too good to be true?'

Is a level 5 course always a level 5 course?

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. 

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