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Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) some of our classroom TEFL courses have had to be postponed, whereas some are still ongoing and some have restarted in recent weeks. Please get in touch at hello@theteflacademy.com for specific location information. Students can start and complete the online portion of their course straight away (if full payment is made at the time of booking) and receive a level 5 168hr TEFL certificate. A 20hr certificate will be awarded upon completion of your classroom course to compliment your main level 5 qualification. Alternatively students can enrol on our our online-only course option here.
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The UK's leading level 5 TEFL course

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TEFL Course Information

If you’ve heard of teaching English as a foreign language and thought that it sounds like the perfect career for you, read on to get started. 

Our TEFL courses in Leicester may be just what you need to change your life. At The TEFL Academy, we offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). This is taught using a blend of classroom time and online materials. Face-to-face instruction is done by one of our TEFL trainers at the Belmont Hotel in Leicester. They cover 20 hours of training over 2 days, and continue to offer their ongoing support once you move on to the online learning section. 

At our TEFL course in Leicester, everything you ever wanted to know about planning the perfect lesson, what it should consist of and how to deliver it, will be taught to you. Also, you’ll gain practical experience of teaching to better prepare you for your first TEFL job. We’re confident that you’ll leave this course with a ton of valuable insights on teaching English as a foreign language.

After the first section is completed, you can kick off your online learning at your own pace within a maximum of six months. Many students are able to get through the 148 hours of online learning material in four to six weeks. Online, you’ll be taught extensively about the theoretical side of TEFL, with specific focus on different English language elements, such as 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.

Once you’re all done with the TEFL course, what happens next? You’re ready to get started with your job hunt on our TEFL Jobs Board, as you will now possess a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours). This will enable you to work as a TEFL teacher worldwide. It is known across the globe, fully regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. 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.

If you’re loving the sound of all that you’ve read, then don’t wait to kick off your TEFL career any longer. We can reserve you a space at our TEFL course in Leicester. All you need to do to get started is pay a £50 deposit. 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

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.”

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How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre​
84 - 90 Charles Street
Leicester
LE1 1GE

United Kingdom

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

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Leicester
TEFL Courses in Northampton

 
TEFL Course Information

If you’ve heard of teaching English as a foreign language and thought that it sounds like the perfect career for you, read on to get started. 

Our TEFL courses in Leicester may be just what you need to change your life. At The TEFL Academy, we offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). This is taught using a blend of classroom time and online materials. Face-to-face instruction is done by one of our TEFL trainers at the Belmont Hotel in Leicester. They cover 20 hours of training over 2 days, and continue to offer their ongoing support once you move on to the online learning section. 

At our TEFL course in Leicester, everything you ever wanted to know about planning the perfect lesson, what it should consist of and how to deliver it, will be taught to you. Also, you’ll gain practical experience of teaching to better prepare you for your first TEFL job. We’re confident that you’ll leave this course with a ton of valuable insights on teaching English as a foreign language.

After the first section is completed, you can kick off your online learning at your own pace within a maximum of six months. Many students are able to get through the 148 hours of online learning material in four to six weeks. Online, you’ll be taught extensively about the theoretical side of TEFL, with specific focus on different English language elements, such as 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.

Once you’re all done with the TEFL course, what happens next? You’re ready to get started with your job hunt on our TEFL Jobs Board, as you will now possess a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours). This will enable you to work as a TEFL teacher worldwide. It is known across the globe, fully regulated by Ofqual (UK government) and approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. 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.

If you’re loving the sound of all that you’ve read, then don’t wait to kick off your TEFL career any longer. We can reserve you a space at our TEFL course in Leicester. All you need to do to get started is pay a £50 deposit. 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

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
How to find us

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

Ramada Encore Leicester City Centre​
84 - 90 Charles Street
Leicester
LE1 1GE

United Kingdom

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

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Leicester
TEFL Courses in Northampton

 

Accreditation FAQ

Do I need to have completed the online course before the classroom course?

No, it is suggested to have started the online course before attending the classroom course as some of the areas covered are support by learnings from the online course.

What happens if I can’t book the weekend training in the 12 months’ time frame?

You will need to extend your classroom course option for a fee. Please contact hello@theteflacademy.com for further details.

How does the Flexi Date option work?

With our Flexi Date option, simply book your course now and use your unique code to take your 20 hour classroom course at a later date within the next 12 months. Perfect if you want to get started but you haven't worked out your classroom availability yet.

Will I need to complete an assignment, when enrolling to a Top Up Course?

There is an assignment in the final unit of the top-up course. If you have completed the level 5 course with us and have used a voucher to redeem your top-up course, you will not need to complete the assignment. If you have not completed a level 5 course with us or have paid for the top-up course then you will be required as part of the course to complete the assignment. 

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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