Ofqual Level 5 Certificate in TEFL

Teach English to the World

168 Hours
Awarding body
Modes of Study
Self Study, Hybrid Learning or Virtual Campus
Number of Credits

Ofqual Level 5 Certificate in TEFL


The Ofqual Level 5 Certificate in TEFL is designed to help new and experienced teachers develop the skills and theory they need to work as teachers of English as a second language anywhere in the world. This course will help you with lesson planning, running and managing the classroom, as well as how to teach English. It is backed by TQUK, which means it is a certificate that is recognised globally. This certificate is often used by teachers looking to travel the world and teach English at the same time.

Key Facts

Accreditation: Backed by TQUK, an independent awarding organisation whose qualifications are recognised globally, and backed by Ofqual.

Duration: 168 hours of coursework

Level: Accredited at Level 5 on the RQF, this is academically equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree.

Credits: 29 credits

Qualification ID: 601/5234/5

Ofqual Regulated TEFL Course Benefits

  • This course is widely recognised around the world and can act as a gateway for people who want to begin a career teaching English internationally.

  • Flexible: We let you study flexibly at your own pace.

  • Affordable Course fees: helping you return your investment in a month's time.

  • Accredited: Ofqual regulated qualification is one of the most prestigious awarding bodies in the world, accredited from the British Government.

  • Training to suit you: Study online from the comfort of your own home with our Virtual Campus

  • Teach abroad: Our courses are recognised by thousands of language schools worldwide.

  • Experienced: We have trained thousands of teachers in the last decade.

  • Affordable: Make back the cost of your TEFL course in less than a month teaching.

  • Practical: Get the essential skills you need to be a successful teacher.

  • Resources: Access our digital library, audio-visual materials and ready-made lesson plans.

  • Credentials: Certificate of Achievement, a Course Transcript and a Record of Work Pursued.

  • Verification: A 24/7 free lifetime secure verification services to impress your employer.

Course Structure

The course itself is divided into 11 different modules covering a wide range of topics including:

  • 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


Modes of Study

This course can be studied online via self-study, Hybrid Learning (12 hours of one to one tuition), or through weekly live sessions on our Virtual Campus. A return to the physical classroom is possible in the future too.

Why Choose Virtual Campus? Visit this link.


Assessment is through the submission of different types of assignments, from practical ensure that all requirements of the qualification can be met. Assessment methods for this qualification include: ​

  • Assignments & essays

  • Case studies

  • Checklists

  • Observations

  • Online assessments

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Professional Discussion

  • Projects

  • Questions – written and oral

  • Reflective learning journal

  • Self-evaluation and action plan


Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 6 (RQR) Diploma in TESOL

  • TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (RQF)

  • TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including Teaching English: Literacy) (RQF).

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching English: ESOL) (RQF)

  • TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching English: Literacy and ESOL) (RQF)

  • Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (including teaching Disabled Learners) (RQF)

  • TQUK Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)

  • TQUK Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)

  • TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF) or HE programmes in education or related subjects.

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