When you decide to invest in a TEFL course because you want to teach English as a foreign language, it’s important to make sure you’re getting a course certificate which will be recognised by potential employers all over the world.
That means you should look for a course that has accreditation and regulation.
Accreditation demonstrates that you receive high-quality tuition at a standard that is recognised by a government body. For example, The TEFL Academy has received official recognition from government regulated awarding bodies both in the US and UK. Their TEFL courses are DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. The DEAC is a U.S. Department of Education recognised
awarding body. The course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body.
A regulated level 5 qualification means that Ofqual (UK government), have approved the qualification to be an equal level of achievement to other qualifications at the same level.
The TEFL Academy’s Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168hrs) is the same level to the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree, 2 years at university and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Our Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168hrs) is equal to the following qualifications: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree, 2 years at university and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.
When you take a TEFL course it should offer you a minimum of 120 hours. This can be 120 hours of study online or 120 hours of online study including 20 hours face-to-face training which also gives you classroom experience.
Any less than this and you are unlikely to be offered jobs working in schools abroad and at home that want to find properly qualified TEFL teachers. This might mean that you will not receive a legal contract or a decent rate of pay. Accreditation is so important.
Whereas most other TEFL providers offer an overwhelming choice of various TEFL courses, The TEFL Academy choose to provide you with just the one course … exactly what you need to gain employment, anywhere! Our Level 5 TEFL Course (168hrs) can be studied either completely online or as a combined course with 20 hours’ classroom tuition and 148 hours of online study.
Good prospective employers want:
- An accredited TEFL certificate that’s recognised in their country
- Teachers who have received good quality tuition
Being accredited and regulated means that The TEFL Academy can offer their students a high-quality course with a certificate that is recognised all over the world. Our jobs board is the proof that our certification will secure you work teaching English as a foreign language.
So now you understand the importance of accreditation and regulation.