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Level 5 Trinity CertTESOL - Online Mode

Teach English Online or Abroad With This Globally Recognized TESOL Qualification.

  • 100% Online Course
  • Accredited by Trinity College London
  • OFQUAL listed level 5 qualification on the RQF
  • Accepted by ESL employers worldwide
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Ofqual Level 5 Online TESOL

Language Point Teacher Education is proud to offer the prestigious Trinity College London CertTESOL in a 100% online mode.

Our 12-week course gives you training in effective, communicative language teaching methodology for online and face-to-face teaching through our interactive and collaborative tasks, regular live tutorials with course trainers and around 10-15 hours of study time per week.

You will perform over 6 hours of Teaching Practice lessons, observed via video or livestream, or via an online teaching platform with groups of students at higher and lower levels of study.

The Trinity CertTESOL is a benchmark qualification in the TEFL industry, and is accepted by employers worldwide as a futureproof certificate which qualifies you to teach online and in classrooms the world over.

Course Highlights

  • 12-week, 120-hour TESOL qualification, including 6+ hours of teaching practice
  • World-class team of qualified and experienced course trainers
  • Input delivered through online videos, live seminars and tutorials, and collaborative online tasks
  • Assessed Teaching Practice lessons observed via video recording or streaming
  • Accepted as a proof of teaching quality by schools, governments and education authorities worldwide
  • Learn all skills required to "Teach Abroad" or "Teach Online"

The Trinity CertTESOL is an OFQUAL regulated qualification, listed at level 5 on their Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), meaning that it is accepted by education authorities, immigration departments and visa offices worldwide as a benchmark qualification in the industry.

Why Choose Trinity CertTESOL Online Mode?

100% Online Course

Study at your own pace to complete all assignments, developmental tasks and teaching practice lessons with live tutorials around time zones.

Professional Tutors

All our trainers are qualified to post-graduate level in TESOL, and have extensive experience in teacher training, job guidance and education.

Support & Guidance

Receive constant support with your course tutors, for all task and assignment responses which is e-moderated regularly to guide you in your study.

Teaching Practice

6 hours of teaching practice held online or face-to-face, with your current students or with a new learner group. Receive live lesson planning support and post-lesson feedback by our tutors.

Globally Recognized

The Ofqual level 5 status of the Trinity CertTESOL makes it one of the most widely recognized language teaching qualifications in the world accepted by ESL employers worldwide.

Better Job Prospects

Trinity CertTESOL holders are more desirable and sought after for positions in universities, language centres, international schools, public and private schools in your country and overseas.

Who Can Take This Course?

Gap Year Students

Gap Year Students

Travel and work as part of your educational and development activities during your gap year, by taking our Trinity CertTESOL, which enables you to see the world and earn while you travel.

University Students

University Graduates

Have you thought of teaching after graduation as a career option? How about teaching while you travel. Start your teaching career and see where it takes you before starting out in the world of work.

Aspiring Teachers

Aspiring Teachers

If you have always wanted to experience the rewards of teaching, our Trinity CertTESOL gives you a thorough grounding in theory and practice to get your teaching career started.

Current Teachers

Current Teachers

Experienced teachers can get as much out of the course as newbies. Upskill with the students you currently teach, and see what works best for them based around your regular teaching work.

Career Change

Career Change

If you are looking for a career change that will free you up to live and work anywhere in the world, then consider our online TESOL to get qualified while you work at your current location.

Travel Abroad

Live, Work Abroad

For those who have a passion for new cultures and wish to live abroad, taking our online TESOL will widen your opportunities and allow you to follow your dreams with a teaching career.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years old.
  • Have university entrance qualifications (A-levels, High School Graduation or similar), or equivalent experience and knowledge.
  • Have an English proficiency of CEFR C1 (IELTS 7 or similar) - in plain language: advanced level English.
  • Complete a pre-interview language awareness task.
  • Pass an interview which involves discussion of language usage.
  • Complete a written interview task focused on teaching and learning.

Course Syllabus

The CertTESOL course contains 7 modules of study, taken over 12 weeks. Course information at a glance:

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Module 2: Language Awareness
  • Module 3: TESOL Approaches and Methods
  • Module 4: Guided Observation
  • Module 5: Learners and Learning
  • Module 6: Teaching Practice A
  • Module 7: Teaching Practice B and the Materials Assignment

Moderation: Online group interview (30 mins) and Online Materials Assignment interviews (15 minutes per trainee)


The Trinity CertTESOL is divided into 6 assessed pieces of work:

  • The Guided Observation Journal: Four 500-1000 word evaluations of observed lessons taught by trained and experienced teachers of ESOL.
  • The Unknown Language Journal: Four 500-1000 word reflections on your experience as learner from attending four online, beginner-level language lessons held in a language which you are not familiar with, and delivered by a previous course graduate.
  • The Learner Profile: A 5000-word profile of a real language learner, including a full needs analysis, targeted lesson and curriculum design, a 1-1 lesson, and recommendations for the learner's future study.
  • Teaching Practice and the Teaching Practice Portfolio: 6 hours of observed teaching, including lesson planning tutorials for each lesson, post-lesson evaluations and materials design, collected in a portfolio record of the 7 lessons that you teach on the course.
  • The Language Awareness Exam: A 90-minute live exam covering grammar, vocabulary and methodology theory from the course.
  • The Materials Assignment: A 500-word rationale and evaluation of a piece of teaching material you have designed for one of your Teaching Practice lessons, followed by a 10-minute assessed interview with a Trintiy College London moderator, who externally assesses your performance in this assignment.

Teaching Practice

Course participants must be available for a four-week period of Teaching Practice in the final four weeks of the course. This can be at a physical centre close to their location, or online with a group of at least 5 students. We can provide support with finding students to teach, or you can make contact with a school to organize teaching practice and start building a network for your future career.


How is Teaching Practice organized?

You will teach 6 lessons, either online or in a physical classroom, during the course. You will either record or livestream the class to your tutor, or your tutor will sit in as an observer in your online lesson, in order to assess the teaching and learning that you facilitate. For every lesson, you will spend around 20 minutes with a tutor, planning out the stages and materials that you will use, and then after you have taught the lesson, you will gather with your tutor and your co-trainees to evaluate the lesson together.

How can I find students to teach for the course?

Depending on whether you will teach students online or in-class, we can recommend ways of finding students to teach, or provide students from our partner organizations, either online or faceto-face, depending on timing and availability. Building a network of students is important for online teachers, so we provide a pack to help you to do just this, either independently or through an online tutoring organization.

Dates and Fees: 2024

  • January 15th - April 5th
  • February 12th - May 3rd
  • March 11th - May 31st
  • April 15th - July 5th
  • May 13th - August 2nd
  • June 10th - August 30th
  • July 1st - September 20th
  • August 5th - October 25th
  • September 2nd - November 22nd
  • October 1st - December 20th
  • November 4th - February 7th (2025)
  • December 9th - March 14th (2025)

Course Price 2024:

  • Tuition Fee: £1250 (GBP)
  • Deposit: £400 (GBP)
    - To be paid on successful completion of the interview.
  • Balance: £850 (GBP)
    - To be paid two weeks before the course starts.

How To Apply?

1Application, Pre-interview Task: Express your interest to receive a pre-interview task, a small grammar and language awareness test, that will help you to prepare for the 45-minute interview with a course tutor.

2Interview: Discuss the course content and pre-interview task responses to assess your suitability for the course. There is also a short 20-minute written test about an aspect of teaching and learning.

3Confirm & Pay: Upon acceptance to the course, you'll be asked to make a deposit of £400 (GBP) or $500 (USD), to secure your place for the course. The balance can be paid two weeks before the course start date.

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