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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 complement your main level 5 qualification. Alternatively students can enrol on our our online-only course option here and combine with our 10hr teaching practice webinar.

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The UK's leading level 5 TEFL course

The one and only course you need - 168hrs and you're done!

What’s included in the combined level 5 TEFL course?

  • All for just £272! (Was £590) *Offer ends 03/12/2021

Are you looking for a new career? Would you like the opportunity to work and live in another country teaching English as a foreign language? 

You’re in the right place! At The TEFL Academy, we offer a reputable range of TEFL courses in Bristol. Within our offering is the Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). The initial part of this can be completed over just 2 days. Within this first section, you will spend a total of 20 hours being taught by one of our experienced trainers at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bristol. The remainder of the TEFL course can be completed online at your own convenience. During this section, you will still receive ongoing assistance from our supportive team of TEFL tutors.  

The face-to-face phase of the TEFL course in Bristol will include teaching you lesson planning, lesson delivery, and lesson content. Crucially, you’ll be given the opportunity to teach a class for yourself. By the end of the course, you’ll leave with thorough knowledge on what exactly teaching English as a foreign language entails.

The online phase of the TEFL course consists of 148 hours in total. These can be completed over six months at your own convenience. You may choose to complete them as quickly as you like (the average time it takes our students is four to six weeks). Within the online course, you will be taught about the TEFL theory in a lot more detail. This will include in-depth teaching about the grammar and vocabulary elements.

We were the world's first TEFL course provider to have 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’ve completed your TEFL course in Bristol, we will award you with a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours). This is a recognised certification for TEFL teachers around the world. It is Ofqual (UK government) regulated and is approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you get your grade at the end of the course, you can start your job applications on our TEFL Jobs Board immediately. We will 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.

So if the idea of travelling the globe and earning good money sounds of interest, don’t wait to enrol!  You can reserve a spot on one of our TEFL courses in Bristol at least two weeks before it starts, with a mere £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 units and timetable

Day 1 (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • Course Introduction
  • Warmers/Icebreakers
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Break for Lunch
  • Team Dictation
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Peer Teaching Activity and Practice
  • 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.”

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

“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.

"My advice is to do as much research as possible before you agree to work at a school."
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The TEFL Academy course is held at:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Bristol City Centre
Redcliffe Way
Bristol, BS1 6NJ
United Kingdom

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

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Cheltenham 
TEFL Courses in Cardiff 

 
TEFL Course Information

Are you looking for a new career? Would you like the opportunity to work and live in another country teaching English as a foreign language? 

You’re in the right place! At The TEFL Academy, we offer a reputable range of TEFL courses in Bristol. Within our offering is the Combined Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours). The initial part of this can be completed over just 2 days. Within this first section, you will spend a total of 20 hours being taught by one of our experienced trainers at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bristol. The remainder of the TEFL course can be completed online at your own convenience. During this section, you will still receive ongoing assistance from our supportive team of TEFL tutors.  

The face-to-face phase of the TEFL course in Bristol will include teaching you lesson planning, lesson delivery, and lesson content. Crucially, you’ll be given the opportunity to teach a class for yourself. By the end of the course, you’ll leave with thorough knowledge on what exactly teaching English as a foreign language entails.

The online phase of the TEFL course consists of 148 hours in total. These can be completed over six months at your own convenience. You may choose to complete them as quickly as you like (the average time it takes our students is four to six weeks). Within the online course, you will be taught about the TEFL theory in a lot more detail. This will include in-depth teaching about the grammar and vocabulary elements.

We were the world's first TEFL course provider to have 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’ve completed your TEFL course in Bristol, we will award you with a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours). This is a recognised certification for TEFL teachers around the world. It is Ofqual (UK government) regulated and is approved as the same level as the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Once you get your grade at the end of the course, you can start your job applications on our TEFL Jobs Board immediately. We will 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.

So if the idea of travelling the globe and earning good money sounds of interest, don’t wait to enrol!  You can reserve a spot on one of our TEFL courses in Bristol at least two weeks before it starts, with a mere £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
  • Foreign Language Lesson
  • Morning Break
  • Teaching Vocabulary
  • Break for Lunch
  • Team Dictation
  • Teaching Pronunciation
  • Peer Teaching Activity and Practice
  • 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
Tutor

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.

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

The TEFL Academy course is held at:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Bristol City Centre
Redcliffe Way
Bristol, BS1 6NJ
United Kingdom

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

Click here for a map

TEFL Courses in other locations:
TEFL Courses in Cheltenham 
TEFL Courses in Cardiff 

 

Accreditation FAQ

Is the course accredited?

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.

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 has 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 Level 5 here.

Ofqual recognises Awarding Organisations like Qualifi and regulates 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.

The Level 5 version of our 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 TEFL qualification?

The different “levels” refer 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) has 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.

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 are fair, moderated and meets modern academic standards
  • The course is 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 is the difference between a Level 3 and Level 5 TEFL qualification?

The different “levels” refer 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. The level of qualification you choose entirely depends on your needs, situation and teaching plans. Our TEFL course can be studied at two different levels, either Level 3 or Level 5. The Level 3 version of the course is an online-only 120-hour introduction to TEFL. This option is a good choice if you wish to gain casual work teaching English, such as volunteering, backpacking, or finding work “in-country”, and some online teaching roles. On successful completion, you are awarded an internationally recognised Level 3 TEFL Certificate (120 hrs). 

The Level 5 version of our course is a more in-depth overview of TEFL, includes a slightly longer commitment of 168 hours and gives you the opportunity to study the course completely online or as a combined course with 20 hours in the classroom and 148 hours of online study. Our Level 5 course is a good choice if you wish to gain formal employment teaching English, such as the contracted roles on our jobs board, or government teaching programmes, which usually include accommodation, flight reimbursements and help in gaining a work visa. On successful completion, you are awarded an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hrs). 

Why do other providers offer so many course options and different levels?

The simple answer is, we just don't know! We offer one TEFL course, with the option to study it at two different levels, Level 3 or Level 5. These are the only two levels you need and the level you choose depends entirely on your situation, needs and teaching plans.  

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'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

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. 

Can you upgrade your Level 3 qualification to a Level 5 after you complete the course?

Yes, you can! Our students have the option to upgrade their qualification from Level 3 to Level 5. You can extend the course to cover the material of the Level 5 course and complete the extra hours and assessments. When passed, you will receive a Level 5 TEFL certificate. 

Do I need a "Diploma" to get the best jobs?

Absolutely not! The highest level of TEFL qualification you will see asked for on job advertisements is a Level 5 TEFL Certificate. We have NEVER seen a single employer ask for a Diploma or more than 168hrs of TEFL training (most Level 5 TEFL courses are 150+hrs in length). Our 168hr Level 5 TEFL Course is the only qualification you need to get the best jobs around the world!

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