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. The DEAC in the US have recently been added to our ever-growing list of accreditors. 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 200-hour Diploma 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.

220-hour Level 5 Virtual TEFL Course (Diploma)

Get the most out of your TEFL course with our combined 220-hour level 5 TEFL Diploma course. We have combined the 200-hour Level 5 online diploma course with a 20-hour virtual classroom course. The 200-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.

Ofqual approved

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How we compare

See for yourself how we compare to other TEFL course providers.

i-to-i TEFL Academy Premier TEFL International TEFL Academy Bridge TEFL Groupon TEFL Courses
Price $254.50 - $579 $299 - $1,399 $500 - $900 $639 - $1,099 $1,499 - $1,999 $498 - $988 $20
Number of accreditors/regulators 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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