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The interactive 180-Hour Ofqual Level 5 TEFL Diploma will further your career options and give you access to the most competitive TEFL jobs worldwide.

Highly regarded by employers worldwide, the TEFL Institute Level 5 TEFL course is rated at the same level as a CELTA qualification. This course will give you expert preparation for teaching English Online or abroad.

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What will I learn?

After completing the 180 Hour Ofqual Level 5 Diploma Course from the TEFL Institute, you can access the most competitive TEFL jobs worldwide. You will be able to teach adults and children online or abroad and work in native English-speaking countries.

The difference between a standard TEFL course and a level 5 qualification, is that this level 5 qualification generally gives enhanced opportunities for higher-paid teaching roles in more competitive schools and countries. Because the Level 5 TEFL Diploma is considered the same standard as the CELTA & Trinity Cert TESOL qualification, this TEFL course is the most recognised and respected internationally. Those with a Level 5 TEFL diploma looking to teach English abroad will be among the most in-demand candidates for any available TEFL jobs. On average, and depending on the country, you could expect to earn between €1,500-€3,000 a month in respected schools looking for higher qualified teachers.

The 180 Hour level 5 TEFL Diploma is an internationally recognised lifetime qualification issued by The TEFL Institute. As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive online learning experience with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation in the TEFL industry for its high calibre of training and for producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard.

If you are looking for a professional, globally recognised, government-regulated TEFL qualification, you should consider the online Level 5 TEFL Diploma course. The only requirement to complete our 180 Hour Level 5 Diploma TEFL course is a good command of the English language (minimum level c1) and a working device.

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Course Content

The 180 Hour Level 5 Diploma Course in TEFL will further your career options and give you access to the most competitive TEFL jobs worldwide.

You will be able to teach English to children and adults upon completing your Ofqual-approved Level 5 TEFL Diploma.

Highly regarded by employers worldwide, the TEFL Institute Level 5 TEFL course is rated the same level as a CELTA qualification; this course will give you expert preparation for teaching English online or abroad.

  • 1-3 Modules One-Three:

    Module 1: The Principles of Teaching English Grammar

    In this module, you will delve into a key component of English language teaching: English grammar. When teaching English, it’s important to have a basis of understanding of grammar and this module will provide you with the knowledge to understand it better. By the end of the module, you will have studied different types of grammatical words, different structures and features of the English language.

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 6
    • Guided learning hours: 30

    Module 2: The Principles of Teaching English Vocabulary

    Once you have mastered the grammar module, in this module, we move on to another key teaching point: teaching vocabulary! You will learn about different aspects of vocabulary and be equipped with the tools to know how to teach it, including different techniques and games we can use! Once you’ve finished this module, you will have the power to turn your students into vocabulary masters!

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 3
    • Guided learning hours: 15

    Module 3: The Principles of Learners’ Needs and Teaching Methodologies for Online and Face-to-Face learning

    In Module three, we dive into the fascinating world of different teaching methodologies, the history of the English language classroom, and how these have developed in the online classroom. You will learn about how students have different learning needs and how to cater for them. You will finish the module full of knowledge about how English has been and is continued to be taught, along with the tools to make your learners happy by using the right techniques for them and their needs! Unsure about what to do if your learners make mistakes? You won’t be after this module! We will arm you with a wide range of correction techniques and explain how to use them in the classroom and online so your learners progress and receive good feedback from their teacher.

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 3
    • Guided learning hours: 15
  • 4-6 Modules Four-Six:

    Module 4: The Principles of Teaching Receptive Skills for Online and Face-to-Face learning

    This module will look at two important skills for learners: reading and listening! You won’t find yourself stuck for ideas after learning all about different reading and listening activities and materials you can use in the classroom and online. In your classroom, you will use lots of materials: articles, books, emails, and songs- so why not learn how to use them well in this module? The internet gives us wider access to these materials, and the possibilities are endless! By the end of the module, you will pick up lots of inspiration for both your classes and your online classes, as well as know how to teach your learners how to improve both skills, whether they are learning traditionally or from the comfort of their own homes.

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 3
    • Guided learning hours: 18

    Module 5: The Principles of Teaching Productive Skills for Online and Face-to-Face learning

    Here we move on to the other skills: writing and speaking! What we call ‘productive skills’ tend to be more difficult for some learners, but they won’t be for you by the time you’ve finished this module! We will look at some interesting communication activities that will leave your learners confident and fluent in the language as well as particular speaking skills you can work on in your classroom. You will also learn how these activities can be set up online so that your online students don’t miss out on improving their speaking skills too! You will also study the writing process and how we can correct their work, including using online interactive tools. By the end of this module, you will feel confident to tackle any of the four key skills with your learners!

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 3
    • Guided learning hours: 18

    Module 6: The Principles of Teaching Pronunciation and Phonology

    One of the trickier aspects of the English language is pronunciation and phonology! As you’ll learn, pronunciation is one of the most important aspects for learners as it means they can communicate! Your students will look to you as a pronunciation model and want you to help them improve their own. We will equip you with the knowledge and ideas to be able to give more confidence and clear pronunciation. They will certainly be most grateful to you for helping them sound as fluent as possible!

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 2
    • Guided learning hours: 14
  • 7-10 Modules Seven-Ten:

    Module 7: The Principles of Online Teaching Using Teaching Aids and Materials

    There are endless possibilities for teaching aids and materials in the English language classroom- so how do you know which to use and what to do with them? By completing module seven! You will explore a range of different teaching aids such as flashcards, realia and even the power of story time! Can you still use flashcards if you’re teaching online? How do you use the board online? You’ll find out how in this module as you discover how these aids can also be used in the online classroom. Remember TEFL is always changing and updating so we will also look at online resources including social media, and how you can use these tools with your learners to keep up with the times as a teacher in the 21st century leaving your students highly impressed!

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 2
    • Guided learning hours: 17

    Module 8: The Principles of Lesson Planning and Online Classroom Management Techniques

    In this module we will look at how we can put into practice all the techniques we have seen so far. You have learnt about vocabulary or reading but how do we actually plan a lesson to teach these? We will guide you through lesson planning and give you some example plans for you to see exactly how you can plan your lessons when teaching online. We’ll also look at practical considerations for the classroom such as technical considerations, talk time and learner feedback. You will finish this module with confidence to plan a great lesson and will have the techniques you need to handle your class! Teaching online doesn’t have to be chaotic, you can learn ways to manage your class virtually too!

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 2
    • Guided learning hours: 15

    Module 9: The Principles of Teaching Adults English as a Foreign Language for Online and Face-to-Face learning

    Do you want to teach adult learners but don’t know how to plan your lessons for them or what considerations you should take into account to do this? Do you feel lost when thinking about how to teach adults online? Then module 9 is the one for you! Here we will look at why adult learners take English courses, what special needs they might have and what sort of ideas you can use to teach them with our detailed online lesson plans. You will also design your own lesson plans testing out some ideas! There are lots of opportunities for teaching adult learners online and this module will help you take advantage of that! Remember, just because you are teaching adults doesn’t have to mean that the lesson can’t be fun!

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 3
    • Guided learning hours: 3

    Module 10: The Principles of Teaching Young Learners English as a Foreign Language for Online and Face-to-Face learning

    Teaching young learners online is a huge market right now, with many global companies advertising jobs daily. It requires special consideration in terms of motivation, activities and understanding of their development. This module will give you the confidence to create engaging and productive lesson plans for younger learners, which will get them enjoying your classes and excited to learn! You will learn how to deal with the challenges of teaching young learners online and how to keep them motivated. With these lesson planning skills for adult and young learners, you will be ready to dive into TEFL and have many opportunities!

    • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
    • Unit level: Level 5
    • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
    • Credit value: 3
    • Guided learning hours: 19

Accreditation

Highfields Qualifications

The TEFL Institute’s Level 5 accrediting body is the (Highfield Qualifications). This qualification is aimed at those with little or no experience teaching English or those with previous experience seeking a recognised qualification to validate their knowledge. This qualification provides learners with a certificate/diploma recognised worldwide and can be used to secure teaching positions, visas and other employment-related to English language teaching. For a more general overview of the units, we recommend Highfield Level 5 Certificate in Teaching as a Foreign Language (TEFL). To learn more about Ofqual or verify Highfield’s status, visit their website: Ofqual.

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning:

An is accrediting body specialising in distance learning courses. Their ethos promotes the utmost standard of excellence among providers bearing a seal of approval assures students that ACDL-accredited educational providers offer the best in certified quality standards. The accreditation number is 2854-2540.

The Vital Consular:

What is this verification seal, and why is it different to an accreditation? The TEFL Institute is a verified UK TEFL provider, meaning that you can study any one of our courses with the knowledge that it will be fit for purpose when you need to use it overseas for your new teaching role. The Vital Consular verification scheme ensures that the members are all recognised by the UK Government. All certificates they issue can be used for an overseas work permit; not all TEFL providers meet these requirements!

This is extremely important if you’re travelling to China, Vietnam, Taiwan and other destinations where your documents will need to be legalised for your visa. If your certificate doesn’t get past the first stage of legalisation by the UK Government, you’ll likely have to start a new course, costing you extra time and money before you can even get things moving.

As a globally recognised TEFL provider, our academic team are responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive range of accredited and government regulated courses with extensive course material. The TEFL Institute has a reputation within the TEFL industry for its high calibre of training and producing TEFL teachers of the highest standard and is ranked as the number #1 training provider by employers worldwide.

ODLQC:

The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, and it was renamed the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.

The Council’s mission is to identify and improve the quality of education and training and protect learners’ interests.

The Standards define quality according to the Council. Open and distance learning providers who meet those standards can apply to the Council for accreditation.

Why us

Because we care about your TEFL journey from the moment you decide you want to teach English as a foreign language. We want you to be well prepared, to have the right qualifications and all the skills necessary to realize all of your ambitions. The TEFL Institute assists you every step of the way and offer guidance to ensure you take the right course or TEFL job that best suits your needs. From the moment you get in touch, we are here for you and you become a member of the TEFL Institute family.

Our Core Principles

Passion – Our team is passionate about travel, teaching and building lasting relationships with our clients. We are constantly generating new leads, creating new programs and internships, and generating new content to help meet our clients’ needs.

Genuine & Committed – We genuinely care about our clients and interns and are committed to providing them with personal one-on-one help from our dedicated and experienced team to ensure that his or her TEFL dreams are met.

Partnership & Collaboration – We work with a variety of other companies across the globe to create lasting relationships and partnerships to help service our clientele by providing them with opportunities to live and work abroad. We are continuously striving to create new and lasting partnerships to best serve our clients.

Integrity – We believe in doing everything with integrity and honesty. To uphold the highest moral standards in all we do to best serve our customers as a trustworthy and reliable source.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is TEFL? 

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It is primarily teaching non-native speakers English without the use of translation. This means you won’t need to know their first language. TEFL teachers will need the knowledge and know-how of the methodologies to teach in this way. This is why teachers will first need to complete a TEFL course and gain the qualification. TEFL is widely used to either teach English online in one-to-one or small group scenarios or to teach English abroad and is sometimes even used as an easier way to travel. 

Who can do a TEFL course?

First and foremost, aspiring TEFL teachers must be outgoing and confident and not afraid to make themselves look a little silly, especially when teaching children. Expression is a considerable part of the methodologies to be able to get your point across. You’ll warm up to this in time, and it all takes practice. 

We suggest people be at least 16 with a C1 level of English or higher. If you’re not sure, we have a free English test. We also would recommend people who work on their own initiative as it is an online course, and you will need to be your own motivation.

What can I do with my TEFL certificate? 

As a TEFL-qualified teacher, the world is your oyster. Our 120 hour TEFL certificate is fully accredited and internationally recognized, meaning you can teach online or around the globe. If you are looking to teach in your home country at a language centre or would like to go to the UAE, we suggest you do our higher-level qualification, our 180 hour level 5 TEFL course, as this is the requirement in such competitive countries.

What does Level 5 mean?

Ofqual regulates a Level 5 TEFL course according to its qualifications framework. Another Level five teaching qualification is the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Once qualified with a Level 5 TEFL qualification, you’ll have access to the most competitive jobs worldwide.

What does regulated mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognized by the government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

What is the difference between the 120 hour TEFL course and the 180 hour level 5 TEFL course? 

Both courses are primary TEFL qualifications and allow you to start your ESL career. However, there are a few differences between them, and the right choice will depend on your story and goals.
The 180 hour diploma course is a level 5 qualification and can be compared to a CELTA or TrinityTESOL. This course is harder and longer to complete but worth it, as it opens up so many opportunities. This course should be taken if you’d like to teach in your home country or certain places in Asia.

How are TEFL courses laid out? 

The TEFL courses are filled with course content, videos, podcasts, reflective tasks, and tests. They are online courses and can be completed in your own time and from home.

Our 180 hour TEFL course has 11 modules with a test at the end of each module, consisting of both MCQs and open-ended questions. This level 5 course has a 100% pass mark. All of the tests can be taken online and submitted. Our system will correct your multiple choice answers immediately and you’ll be asked to retake the test if not correct. You can retake the test as many times as you need. The open-ended answers are checked by our assessment team, and you will get feedback if your answers need to be changed. You won’t get an unlimited number of times, and there may be an extra to repeat, so be sure to take their feedback into account. Once our assessors pass you, your level 5 government-regulated certificate will be issued. You are given 6 months to complete the course, but extensions are available if needed. 

Tell me about the correction/ assessment processes? 

All online course tests are corrected instantly, except for our 180 hour Level 5 TEFL course. All accredited courses require an 80% pass rate and retests are free. 

The 180 hour level 5 TEFL course contains both multiple-choice and open-ended questions. The multiple choice questions are corrected instantly like normal, but word count is the only factor corrected instantly with the open-ended answers. After every three modules, our expert assessors will correct your answers and give you some tips if an answer is not up to standard. Although the instant corrections are free to redo, you may be charged if your long answers are incorrect for a third time, so please take their advice into account when completing the reassessment process. 

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Best for

We recommend this course over the other courses if you are:

  • Over 17 and would like a professional qualification
  • Interested in teaching at top companies and schools online and abroad
  • Interested in perfecting your English grammar

Flexible and engaging

Packed with interactive quizzes and videos, this level 5 government-regulated online TEFL diploma will give you all the training you need to become a professional TEFL teacher at the top companies and schools online and abroad. The course is accessible from any device, 24/7, and can be completed using the world’s first TEFL app.

Easy employer verification

Employers can check and verify the qualifications of any TEFL Institute teacher online via the employer’s verification page, giving them the confirmation that your TEFL qualification is official.

Competitive salary, secure employment

TEFL employers worldwide expect at least 120 hours of TEFL tuition for teachers. This 180 hour level 5 course goes beyond gaining the standard international TEFL qualification. It broadens your job opportunities and allows for more competitive salaries due to the fact that it is highly regarded by TEFL employers worldwide. Embark on a new journey with a lifetime qualification that will take you around the world and give you the ability to teach English as a foreign language at top schools and companies online and abroad.

The only requirement to complete our 180 hour Level 5 online TEFL diploma is a good command of the English language (minimum level c1) and a working device.

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I have now completed the level 5 Diploma with TEFL Ireland and really enjoyed the experience. The course work was easy to follow with a good mixture of interactive elements and additional reading for self-learning. The assessment process was rigorous and challenging enough to be credible, with feedback and results returned in a timely manner. All in all, this course was very rewarding and the tutors Jessica and Olivia were always on hand to offer support and help when required. I took this course with a view to offering support to the migrant community in Ireland and I really cannot wait to get started now.
stephen F.
19:28 17 Jul 24
The webinar on ‘How To Gain TEFL Experience’ was truly interactive and engaging! I can say that the speakers were knowledgeable, supportive, and always available to answers any questions the attendees asked. Several Jessica & Olivia covered several topics and gave insight on ways on how to gain TEFL experience; volunteering and teaching online. They also talked about the TEFL short 10 hour training course which will help teachers to deliver interesting and useful lessons to learners of all ages and levels in any classroom setting.Thank you! I appreciated the opportunity to hear from Premier TEFL experts!
Yassine El M.
17:04 16 Jul 24
Thanks Jessica and Olivia - very informative and helpful!
Trish L.
16:48 16 Jul 24
I had the opportunity of attending an insightful webinar - "How to gain TEFL Experience" by Jessica and Olivia.
Izabela J.
16:33 16 Jul 24
TEFL Institute keeps on getting better and better, I obtained my diploma level 5 due to the kindness they were giving me and support, and now the webinars are one of a kind they keep on updating us and giving insights on how to be a great TEFL Teacher and where to start
Vuyo Kwazi M.
16:16 16 Jul 24
the support I got when choosing the right course has been exceptional!
Marzia R.
16:08 16 Jul 24
Had a wonderful experience talking to Tracy today. Very lovely and helpful, answered all my questions and can't wait to start my FEFL course!
Eleonora M.
11:38 16 Jul 24
It's been very good, Learning is easy if you make your own notes. Really helpful resources and study material. Very simple and effective.
Amy M.
19:11 15 Jul 24
I recently contacted the TEFL Institute of Ireland to enquire about the various courses offered. Tracy was fantastic! She was so friendly and professional, answered all my questions comprehensively and followed up our call with a detailed email, recapping our conversation. I explained to Tracy what my previous TEFL experience was & what my future plans are, and she recommended exactly what course to do. Thank you!Friendly, professional customer service / Product Knowledge / Advice & recommendations ✔⭐
Karen
11:10 15 Jul 24
Have yet to enroll so cannot comment on the course but the customer service was very informative and helpful. Spoke with Tracy in the chat on their website and had all my questions answered.
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You’re not in this alone, as part of this course you’ll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.

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Ofqual is responsible for regulating education standards, certifications and exams in England and Wales. According to Ofqual’s qualification framework, a regulated level 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL |)qualification means that it has been assessed as a level 5 course. This qualification is of equal achievement and difficulty to the same level, including CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. Highfield Qualifications is an Ofqual regulated awarding body that has approved The TEFL Institute as a training centre. You can view the TEFL Institutes current status on the Ofqual register here.

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