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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 Diploma Course includes

  • 10-hour Classroom Teaching Practice TEFL Course in Cardiff

  • 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 £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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Looking to try something a little bit different in your career? Love the idea of working in a different country? Then you should seriously consider teaching English as a foreign language!

The TEFL Academy runs TEFL courses in Cardiff to get you qualified to teach English as a foreign language. The course is split into two distinct sections. The classroom course is held over 1 day at the Jurys Inn in Cardiff. During this course, one of our experienced TEFL tutors will guide through 10 hours of training. The online course can be started before or after your classroom training, and can be completed at home at your own convenience. When embarking upon the online course, you will have access to support from our TEFL trainers as and when you need them.

During the face-to-face section of the TEFL course in Cardiff, 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 can be finished over a six-month period, but the average student completes the course within 4-6 weeks. The online course focuses on the theory of TEFL, 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’ve got through all the online training of your TEFL course in Cardiff, you will be given a Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours). Accepted as a recognised qualification worldwide, this certification is Ofqual (UK government) regulated and is approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you get your hands on your certificate, you can begin looking for TEFL jobs 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 your chosen course.

If this sounds of interest, then don’t wait too long before enrolling. Our TEFL courses in Cardiff can be reserved with an initial deposit of £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:

  • 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."

Mark Petter, TEFL Trainer

Mark has been teaching EFL for over fifteen years.

The idea of being able to travel and teach – two things that interested him – sounded very appealing. He’s taught in Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, China and in the UK. Everywhere he has been, has been interesting and enjoyable for their own reasons. Living in the Ukraine gave him the opportunity to travel to lots of other Eastern European countries. His advice is to do as much research as possible before you agree to go somewhere, try and make sure that you will be happy at the school and with the package you will get and the students you will teach.

Mark Petter

"My advice is to do as much research as possible before you agree to work at a school."

Looking to try something a little bit different in your career? Love the idea of working in a different country? Then you should seriously consider teaching English as a foreign language!

The TEFL Academy runs TEFL courses in Cardiff to get you qualified to teach English as a foreign language. The course is split into two distinct sections. The classroom course is held over 1 day at the Jurys Inn in Cardiff. During this course, one of our experienced TEFL tutors will guide through 10 hours of training. The online course can be started before or after your classroom training, and can be completed at home at your own convenience. When embarking upon the online course, you will have access to support from our TEFL trainers as and when you need them.

During the face-to-face section of the TEFL course in Cardiff, 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 can be finished over a six-month period, but the average student completes the course within 4-6 weeks. The online course focuses on the theory of TEFL, 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’ve got through all the online training of your TEFL course in Cardiff, you will be given a Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours). Accepted as a recognised qualification worldwide, this certification is Ofqual (UK government) regulated and is approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you get your hands on your certificate, you can begin looking for TEFL jobs 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 your chosen course.

If this sounds of interest, then don’t wait too long before enrolling. Our TEFL courses in Cardiff can be reserved with an initial deposit of £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:

  • 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."

Mark Petter, TEFL Trainer

Mark has been teaching EFL for over fifteen years.

The idea of being able to travel and teach – two things that interested him – sounded very appealing. He’s taught in Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, China and in the UK. Everywhere he has been, has been interesting and enjoyable for their own reasons. Living in the Ukraine gave him the opportunity to travel to lots of other Eastern European countries. His advice is to do as much research as possible before you agree to go somewhere, try and make sure that you will be happy at the school and with the package you will get and the students you will teach.

Mark Petter

"My advice is to do as much research as possible before you agree to work at a school."

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Jurys Inn Cardiff
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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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Sharon
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. It fulfilled all the elements a learner might require - tutor explanations, visual material, varied pace, activities, bite-size subject matter, student interaction with the tutor and with each other etc. The atmosphere was congenial and relaxed and the tutor most engaging and knowledgeable.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. He was engaging, relaxed and very knowledgeable of the material being taught. He brought in a lot of personal stories related to teaching English around the world. The lessons flowed well and maintained our interest and attention. He had full command of the group and was not afraid to be firm on points of order. His feedback on activities reflected genuine interest and appraisal.
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Bryony
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. Corin was an absolutely fantastic example of a teacher - great knowledge, experience, clarity of material and enjoyable delivery.
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Jordan
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. Everything was pulled together in the course, it just made everything from the online aspect of the course fall into place and become concrete in the mind, there is only so much a computer screen can do in terms of getting the information across to the student but the classroom practical was the missing piece that brought it all together for me, gave me greater insight into what being an EFL teacher would do.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. Honestly such a cool teacher, she had us focused yet entertained all day long, her energy was contagious and she made English fun, any questions we had, she gave a well worded answer that brought closure and always gave constructive feedback in terms of our performance on tasks. Highly recommend her for other courses in the future yet to come.
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Heleth
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The course provided me with the level of practical know-how and thinking that I felt I needed. I left feeling confident in my ability to convey the message of a lesson across to varied groups of students in a fun and engaging way.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. Baphiwe gave us continuous and helpful tutoring the whole way through, imparting us with her experiences and understanding that guided us in improving ourselves.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The tutor was extremely helpful and provided a lot of real world experience / tips that also helper her get on and succeed in the world of teaching English.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL tutor? A. She was amazing! She answered all questions given to her no problem and made the whole experience so enjoyable!

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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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