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Teaching in Classroom

Regulated qualifications ID: 601/5234/5

Ofqual Level 5 Certificate in


Key Details

Distance Learning

Hybrid Learning

Virtual Campus


Both entry-level and experienced teachers can take their careers in new, international directions with the Level 5 Certificate in TEFL.


This Ofqual-accredited programme provides trainees with the skills and knowledge they need to teach English as a foreign language anywhere in the world. Your commitment to teaching does not have to stop you from travelling the world, and travelling the world does not mean you have to put your career on pause.


Course Information

Course Information

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the rules of the English language and how to convey these in a foreign language classroom.

  • Understand the nature of foreign language skills and how to develop them.

  • Understand and apply basic standard teaching procedures appropriately.

  • Select, design and review original teaching materials and lesson plans appropriate to specific teaching situations.

  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently.

  • Improve employability prospects through developing an awareness of the relationship between learner needs and the practical application of teaching methodology in the language classroom.


  • Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • Understanding English Grammar

  • Teaching English Grammar

  • Teaching English Vocabulary

  • Teaching Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing              

  • Teaching Receptive Skills: Listening and Reading

  • Materials and Aids for Teaching English

  • Teaching Pronunciation of English

  • Lesson Planning for Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners

  • Using Resources Effectively When Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Submission of assignments will result in your achievement of Ofqual Level 5 Certificate in TEFL. 


Distance Learning

For the self-guided, busy individual who wants full control over their learning. With this mode you will be given 24/7 access to the Learning Management System where you will find all course information and resources, Then you can study and submit assignments at your own pace. You will still have access to a tutor should you have any questions.


Hybrid Learning

With this mode of learning, you will receive all the benefits of Distance Learning plus up to twelve hours of one-to-one support with an expert tutor who will guide you through the course. The schedule is flexible and will be determined between yourself and our admission team in the UK upon enrolment.

Virtual Campus

On the Virtual Campus, you will meet weekly with like-minded students and taught lessons led by expert tutors. You will discuss your subjects with your fellow learners, replicating a physical classroom experience online, and apply your course content to real-world industry scenarios. This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures whilst still accessing all the benefits of a Distance Learning student.



Both qualified teachers and those who have never taught before can enrol in this programme. Where applicable, entry-level and trainee teachers should undertake an initial assessment of English skills, record their development needs and form an action plan to address these.


Career Prospects

Gaining an accredited TEFL qualification allows for employers to see that you have the skills and competencies to effectively train students of all ages. Many people choose to gain a TEFL qualification in order to gain work experience when they are travelling around the world. There is also plenty of opportunity to teach online, meaning there are jobs to suit everyone’s lifestyle and desired work environments.


Career paths include:


  • Personal English tutor (online or in person)

  • English teacher at an overseas school (private or state-run)

  • English teacher at language school in an English-speaking country

  • ESL school coordinator

Career Prospects

Why Choose
Notting Hill College

We are an accredited British institution that aims to provide a quality learning experience and opportunities to grow.

Receive a diploma from an accredited British institution meaning your achievements will be recognised globally.

Choose a mode of study that best suits your needs and learning style.

Choose your own flexible learning schedule.

Keep up to date with the latest trends in teaching English as a foreign language.

Save money with affordable payment plans.

Learn from expert teachers.

Access hours of additional resources to facilitate your learning process.

Access recordings of your live virtual sessions so you never miss a lesson.

Have a continuous authentication of your certificates with the Lifetime Verification Service.

Enjoy excellent support and communication services.

Join a network of thousands of global Notting Hill College graduates who have qualified from one of our courses.

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