Ofqual Level 6 Diploma in TESOL 

Upgrade your skills with an accredited diploma

Number of Credits


372 Hours

Awarding body


Modes of Study

Distance learning, Hybrid Learning

Ofqual Regulated Level 6 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (RQF)

The Ofqual Level 6 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (RQF) is designed for teachers of English who want to upgrade their skills or qualification to the next level. The qualification develops knowledge and skills in the key areas of: Language theory, Language teaching methodology, Classroom planning and organisation and Linguistics and language teaching.

The qualification is suitable for learners already teaching and those seeking to enter work in a job role which involves profound knowledge and skills in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The qualification is recognised internationally and can be use globally.

TESOL Diploma (Level 6) Objectives

The aims of the qualification are:

  • to enhance teachers’ knowledge of contextual issues concerning the teaching of English to speakers of other languages

  • to refine and extend their ability to employ a variety of practical skills

  • to develop their knowledge and skills to a point where they become effective practitioners in a range of TESOL teaching situations without supervision

  • to recognise and confirm their achievements in the above areas and inform their strategies for continuing professional development

  • to contribute to the development internationally of TESOL as a mature, qualified and regulated profession and act as a benchmark for employers and others with concern for the quality of TESOL.

  • to enable teachers to develop their career paths by seeking promotion to senior posts, materials development and teacher training, etc.

Study Requirements for TESOL

  • Candidates applying for the Level 6 qualification are required to have prior teaching experience.

  • Holding  any education and training qualification including PTLLS, CTLLS, Level 3 Award/4 Certificate/5 Diploma in education and training, level 5 certificate in TEFL or equivalent is highly recommended.

  • Students are asked to write a 350 word pre-course assessment.

Diploma in TESOL Structure

There are four modules on the Level 6 Diploma in TESOL;​

  1. Language Theory

  2. Language Teaching Methodology

  3. Classroom Planning and Organisation

  4. Linguistics and Language Teaching


The qualification is assessed by a set of 20 essays, lesson plans, reports and other designed projects. Assignments cover all learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To  successfully achieve the Ofqual Regulated Level 6 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (RQF), candidates need to achieve a “PASS” in all 20 assignments no final exam is required.

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