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South Africa'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 Cape Town

  • 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 R5400

  • 24 FREE weekly one hour webinars (join live or watch later) — worth R4000

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

  • FREE The TEFL Handbook ebook — worth R500

  • FREE The TEFL Resource Pack ebook — worth R500

  • 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 for a different career and the opportunity of teaching English abroad as a foreign language?

At The TEFL Academy, we provide the answer through our TEFL course in Cape Town. We offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). You can complete the classroom portion of the course in 1 day. Experience 10 hours of learning from our top-notch TEFL trainer at the Cape Town Lodge Hotel. You can start the 158-hour online portion of the course before or after your classroom training. Simply set enough time aside for studying and use the support and assistance of our dedicated team of TEFL professionals.

What is taught during the face-to-face class time? First, you will be taught classroom management skills. You are then given a chance to do some real-life teaching of your own with 6-hours of peer-to-peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The online TEFL course requires 158 hours of studying, and you can spread your learning over a period of six months, but most students complete their course in 4-6 weeks. During the online TEFL course, vocabulary, the theory of TEFL and grammar are discussed in more detail.

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 completed your TEFL course in Cape Town, you’ll get an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours). It is Ofqual (UK government) regulated. It’s approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. After getting your final grade, you can start looking for various jobs all over the world through our dedicated 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.

Did you know you could travel the world and earn a decent wage? A simple deposit of R800 is all you need to reserve your place on one of our TEFL courses in Cape Town. 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."

Luan Midgely, TEFL Trainer

Luan is a Language Practitioner and certified ESL instructor.

She has worked in the publishing industry as a researcher and writer but her love for the English language has ultimately led her into the classroom. After gaining experience at the top language schools in Cape Town, she went on to become the Head Teacher of a well-known English institution. This is where she discovered and practised her passion for teacher training. She now runs the TEFL courses for The TEFL Academy in Cape Town and continues to teach second language learners – both in the classroom and online. She believes that the best way to effectively train aspiring teachers is to be herself immersed in the environment – giving them first-hand insight into the ESL classroom.

When she isn’t teaching, she reads, writes and spends time with her family and friends.

Luan Midgely

"I believe that the best way to effectively train aspiring teachers is to be myself, immersed in the environment."

Looking for a different career and the opportunity of teaching English abroad as a foreign language?

At The TEFL Academy, we provide the answer through our TEFL course in Cape Town. We offer a Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). You can complete the classroom portion of the course in 1 day. Experience 10 hours of learning from our top-notch TEFL trainer at the Cape Town Lodge Hotel. You can start the 158-hour online portion of the course before or after your classroom training. Simply set enough time aside for studying and use the support and assistance of our dedicated team of TEFL professionals.

What is taught during the face-to-face class time? First, you will be taught classroom management skills. You are then given a chance to do some real-life teaching of your own with 6-hours of peer-to-peer teaching practice. A separate 10-hour Teaching Practice Certificate will be awarded on completion.

The online TEFL course requires 158 hours of studying, and you can spread your learning over a period of six months, but most students complete their course in 4-6 weeks. During the online TEFL course, vocabulary, the theory of TEFL and grammar are discussed in more detail.

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 completed your TEFL course in Cape Town, you’ll get an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Diploma (168 hours). It is Ofqual (UK government) regulated. It’s approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. After getting your final grade, you can start looking for various jobs all over the world through our dedicated 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.

Did you know you could travel the world and earn a decent wage? A simple deposit of R800 is all you need to reserve your place on one of our TEFL courses in Cape Town. 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."

Luan Midgely, TEFL Trainer

Luan is a Language Practitioner and certified ESL instructor.

She has worked in the publishing industry as a researcher and writer but her love for the English language has ultimately led her into the classroom. After gaining experience at the top language schools in Cape Town, she went on to become the Head Teacher of a well-known English institution. This is where she discovered and practised her passion for teacher training. She now runs the TEFL courses for The TEFL Academy in Cape Town and continues to teach second language learners – both in the classroom and online. She believes that the best way to effectively train aspiring teachers is to be herself immersed in the environment – giving them first-hand insight into the ESL classroom.

When she isn’t teaching, she reads, writes and spends time with her family and friends.

Luan Midgely

"I believe that the best way to effectively train aspiring teachers is to be myself, immersed in the environment."

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The TEFL Academy course is held at

Cape Town Lodge Hotel
101 Buitengracht St,
Cape Town City Centre,
Cape Town,
8001,
South Africa

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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 South Africa. This means that accreditation bodies based solely in South Africa 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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Amura
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. I enjoyed the class and the teacher- Liz was able to go through the course at a pace that was understandable. She made the lessons enjoyable with the activities we had to do, I particularly enjoyed the teaching practice that we got to do.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the TEFL Tutor? A. Liz was easy to understand, she was able to explain the topics in detail to help me carry on with the course.
  • Q. How satisfied you were with the classroom element of the course? A. The material could have been more inspiring but Mike Stoner did an excellent job presenting the material.
  • Q. How satisfied you were with your TEFL Tutor? A. He was friendly, humorous, patient, well-informed, kept us on track, was helpful and got through all the material.
  • Q. Why did you choose The TEFL Academy instead of another TEFL company? A. It seemed both very good value for money and was highly regarded as a training organisation.
  • Q. Did the course live up to your expectations? A. Yes and more. It was run very effectively and efficiently on both days. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole content and I learned a great deal.
  • Q. Do you have any comments about your TEFL trainer? A. Excellent trainers. It was apparent that the trainers were well experienced. They made sure that we got a good balance of hands on teaching and theory.
  • Q. Do you have any other comments about the course? A. It was excellent value for money and I thoroughly enjoyed both training day. The tutors made both days an experience to remember and I am very happy I joined this course.
  • Q. What are your plans for when you complete the course? A. This course acted as both and update and a new lease of life for me. At 67 years of age and working as a Psychologist with children it has allowed me to do some more teaching without the anxiety of having to learn it all again. It was great to receive my 10 hour certification.
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Caroline
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the course? A. The teacher, Judy, was so lovely and engaging with the class. I was worried that because it was a 10-hour course that it would drag on forever but the class flew by. This weekend has made me very excited and raring to go travel the world to teach English.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with the classroom element of the course? A. The teacher was great. Gave a very good overview and I finished the course with a rough idea of teaching styles, techniques, challenges and opportunities. The rest of the class were awesome people with like-minded life objectives. I am excited now about completing the course and I hope I can do well and get a good overall mark. This will then hopefully enable me to travel and teach confidently and with teach with passion.
  • Q. How satisfied were you with your TEFL Tutor? A. I believe she was excellent and gave a great controlled and engaging overview. I did not get bored at any time and I she has inspired me to complete the course.

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