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The UK'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 Course includes

  • 10-hour Classroom Teaching Practice TEFL Course in Bournemouth

  • 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 £300

  • 24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or watch later) — worth £200

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

  • FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook — worth £25

  • FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook — worth £25

  • 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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How would you feel about a change of career and the excitement of working in another country while teaching English as a foreign language?

We have the solution with TEFL courses at The TEFL Academy in Bournemouth. The classroom part of our Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) is held at the Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth and takes 10 hours. The online course can be started before or after your classroom training. Study in your own time, with the help of our team of dedicated TEFL professionals.

Over the course Bournemouth, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL course. You’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 comprises of 158 hours of study, which you can complete over six months, however the average completion time is four to six weeks. The theoretical part of TEFL is covered in more detail, including grammar and vocabulary teaching.

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 have successfully completed your TEFL course in Bournemouth, you will receive your diploma. This is an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours). It is regulated by Ofqual (UK government), and is approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL certifications. As soon as you have completed it and received your final grade, you may start looking for teaching jobs anywhere in the world. A good place to start your hunt 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 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.

Why aren’t you travelling the world and making money at the same time? Why wait to register on a TEFL course? With a small deposit of £50, you can reserve your spot on our TEFL course in Bournemouth. 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:

  • Online
  • 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."

Judy Alden, Senior Trainer

Judy has 16 years of experience teaching EFL/ESL.

Judy Alden has taught English as a Foreign Language for over 16 years around the globe (Asia, Europe and North America) to young children, teenagers and adult learners from absolute beginner to advance EFL students in a wide range of contexts. As a teacher trainer, she has a keen interest in supporting both new and experienced teachers so they can strategically assist their non-native English speaking students with their language learning process. Judy is also involved with the writing of English language assessments from A1 to C2 CEFR levels with an internationally recognised language assessment provider.
Judy Alden

"I have a keen interest in supporting both new and experienced teachers"

How would you feel about a change of career and the excitement of working in another country while teaching English as a foreign language?

We have the solution with TEFL courses at The TEFL Academy in Bournemouth. The classroom part of our Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours) is held at the Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth and takes 10 hours. The online course can be started before or after your classroom training. Study in your own time, with the help of our team of dedicated TEFL professionals.

Over the course Bournemouth, you’ll get the chance to talk to our experienced trainer and meet other students on the TEFL course. You’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 comprises of 158 hours of study, which you can complete over six months, however the average completion time is four to six weeks. The theoretical part of TEFL is covered in more detail, including grammar and vocabulary teaching.

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 have successfully completed your TEFL course in Bournemouth, you will receive your diploma. This is an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours). It is regulated by Ofqual (UK government), and is approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL certifications. As soon as you have completed it and received your final grade, you may start looking for teaching jobs anywhere in the world. A good place to start your hunt 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 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.

Why aren’t you travelling the world and making money at the same time? Why wait to register on a TEFL course? With a small deposit of £50, you can reserve your spot on our TEFL course in Bournemouth. 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:

  • Online
  • 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."

Judy Alden, Senior Trainer

Judy has 16 years of experience teaching EFL/ESL.

Judy Alden has taught English as a Foreign Language for over 16 years around the globe (Asia, Europe and North America) to young children, teenagers and adult learners from absolute beginner to advance EFL students in a wide range of contexts. As a teacher trainer, she has a keen interest in supporting both new and experienced teachers so they can strategically assist their non-native English speaking students with their language learning process. Judy is also involved with the writing of English language assessments from A1 to C2 CEFR levels with an internationally recognised language assessment provider.
Judy Alden

"I have a keen interest in supporting both new and experienced teachers"

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The TEFL Academy course is held at

Bournemouth Carlton Hotel
East Overcliff, Grove Rd, Boscombe,
Bournemouth
BH1 3DN,
United Kingdom

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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 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

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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  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. It was extremely beneficial to see the entire cycle of a lesson plan from creation to execution. I also liked that we were able to practice these elements and receive constructive feedback. The experience made me feel more prepared to teach an actual class, and I was able to see what might go wrong, where I need practice, etc.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. Alex was fantastic! She was positive, encouraging, well prepared, and provided great information and feedback.
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Paj
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Really enjoyed the interactive portion and the mini demo and teaching exercises. Our facilitator/instructor (Alex) was excellent and really skilled. It was ideal to learn from a seasoned professional who modelled effective teaching strategies even when she was just interacting with us or sharing information.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Trainer? A. As shared previously, Alex is a great trainer. She is patient, skilled, and very engaging. Her deep experience as a teacher, materials and handouts, and exercises, including teaching a lesson in Romanian to give us first-hand knowledge of how EFL learns might feel during a lesson, were simply invaluable. Plus, she has a very good sense of humour and knows how to pace/manage the class. She was always available to us for guidance/advice and answered all our questions.
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Sophie
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The course had a lot of interesting content, which was taught by a very engaging and enthusiastic teacher. Whilst 10 hours is a long time to spend in a classroom over two days, the teacher made it very enjoyable and left me feeling like I had learnt a lot of content.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the TEFL Tutor? A. Our tutor was very engaging and upbeat. She was always checking any questions the classroom may have had were answered and fully explained all tasks.
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Craig
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. I have no complaints. Sam was very engaged and enthusiastic. She put us all at ease and conducted the course both professionally and with a friendly, encouraging manner. She was very patient and handled all my queries to my complete satisfaction.
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  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Although the online study suits me for being able to learn while i am working I really felt my understanding of what tefl is about and how to approach real teaching situations has leaped forward during this weekend. Judy modelled at all times excellent and diverse teaching methods from the moment we arrived until the last activity. I really enjoyed meeting other people and learning together.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. It was evident that Judy really knows her stuff. She made people feel at ease, packed in a lot of information by getting us to work things out ourselves, experiment and learn in many different ways. I mentioned on the previous page that she modelled many aspects of teaching throughout the course. Just by observing how Judy organised the materials and the activities and involved us in our own active learning I feel like I learned a lot.

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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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