Our Level 5 TEFL / TESOL courses are regulated by Ofqual (UK Governmental Department). Get the most comprehensive TEFL training, that we would recommend for complete beginners or people seeking TEFL jobs in competitive job markets.

What does Level 5 mean?

Our Level 5 TEFL course is an advanced and in-depth teaching English as a foreign language course. We would recommend this course if you don’t have any previous teaching experience or are looking to enter a competitive job market. This course will give you the most mileage out of your certificate.

Our fully accredited Level 5 TEFL course has been scrutinised by respected external bodies, so you can be sure that it is of the highest standard. Level 5 TEFL courses are named as such because they have been assessed to be a level 5 qualification in accordance with Ofqual’s qualifications framework.

The TEFL Org has specifically designed this course to help you secure work in competitive job markets, improve your skill set, and give you the confidence and teaching techniques to travel and work across the globe.

Why should I choose a Level 5 TEFL / TESOL course?

We introduced our Level 5 TEFL course in 2019 to provide students the opportunity to study TEFL in more depth. This is our most comprehensive TEFL course, perfect for those with no prior teaching experience who feel they would benefit from more training than a 120-hour TEFL course offers.

Developed and written by TEFL professionals, our Level 5 TEFL Course covers the principles required to teach English as a second language. Additionally, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and techniques to teach learners of all ages. Track your progress throughout your training with interactive quizzes and written assignments, which will be marked by your personal online tutor. Let us support you through every step of your TEFL journey with our exclusive TEFL Forum and personal tutor.

Our level 5 course is regulated by OFQUAL (the UK non-governmental department responsible for regulating educational standards). You can study safe in the knowledge that you are receiving the highest standard of TEFL training with one of the world’s most accredited TEFL course providers.

How does the course work?

You can get your Level 5 TEFL qualification entirely online with our 168-hour course, or combine it with a 20-hour weekend virtual classroom TEFL course. You set the pace when it comes to online study so you can fit the course around your schedule. And with our virtual classrooms no matter where you are in the US you can learn to teach, from teachers. See below for further information about Level 5 course options.

NEW to 2021: 188 hour Level 5 Virtual Class

Get the most out of your TEFL course with our brand new combined 188-hour level 5 TEFL qualification. We have combined the 168-hour Level 5 online course with a 20-hour virtual classroom course. The 168-hour online course can be completed at your own pace and you will be supported by a personal tutor from beginning to end. The 20-hour virtual classroom consists of 16 hours of teaching and 4 hours of pre-session tasks, with a range of dates and times available to suit you!

What does Ofqual regulation mean?

This course is regulated by TQUK, an Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) recognised awarding organisation. According to Ofqual’s qualifications framework, it has been assessed to be of the same level and difficulty as the following: a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree, 2 years at university and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications.

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The most flexible way yet for you to achieve a Level 5 TEFL certification is here! Complete our 168-hour Level 5 Online TEFL Course at a time and place that suits you. Unlike other course providers, you will be supported every step of the way by a personal online tutor, and have seven months to complete it within.

What's included

 Level 5: Internationally recognized TEFL certificate issued by The TEFL Org and TQUK

 The TEFL Org’s internationally recognized BAC, SQA and ODLQC center accreditation

 Lifetime TEFL Resume support

 Lifetime access to our TEFL Jobs Center

 Downloadable TEFL coursebook

 Personal online TEFL tutor

 Level 5: Ofqual regulated course

 7 months to complete your online work

Course contents

 Level 5: 79 hours - TEFL Methodology

 30 hours - English Language and Grammar

 20 hours - Video Observation

 Level 5: 19 hours - The Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course

 10 hours - Telephone Teaching

 10 hours - Teaching Large Classes


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188-hour Virtual Level 5 TEFL course features

Our most comprehensive TEFL / TESOL course. Study online at your own pace with full tutor support

What's included

 Level 5: Internationally recognized TEFL certificate issued by The TEFL Org and TQUK

 The TEFL Org’s internationally recognized BAC, SQA and ODLQC center accreditation

 Lifetime TEFL Resume support

 Lifetime access to our TEFL Jobs Center

 Downloadable TEFL coursebook

 Personal online TEFL tutor

 Level 5: Ofqual regulated course

 7 months to complete your online work

Course contents

 20 hour practical classroom TEFL course

 Level 5: 79 hours - TEFL Methodology

 30 hours - English Language and Grammar

 20 hours - Video Observation

 Level 5: 19-hours - The Principles of Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course

 10 hours - Telephone Teaching

 10 hours - Teaching Large Classes


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The selected classroom will take place in Milton Keynes over 4 days, starting on Saturday 30th of October 2021

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Not sure when you want to attend the course? Our flexible course option allows you to book now and select your preferred location, dates and times at a later date from your account dashboard.

$729 $579

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Number of accreditors 7 2 3 2 1 5 Often not accredited
Ofqual regulated*
Owned and run by experienced TEFL teachers
Dedicated tutor support**
Time given to complete 120-hour online course 6 months 10 weeks 6 months
(168-hour course)
6 months 11 weeks
(170-hour course)
3 months Varies
Certificate (hard + PDF copy) included in course fee Both included PDF included, $40 per hard copy Hard copy included, $20 per PDF copy PDF included, $30 per hard copy Both included PDF included, $75 per hard copy Not included

*Regulated by an Ofqual-awarding body, such as TQUK. Endorsement is not the same as regulation.
**Support from the same tutor who is assigned to you for the duration of the course
Information accurate as of August 2020


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