Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at those with little or no experience of teaching English, or those with previous experience who are seeking a recognised qualification to validate their knowledge. This qualification provides learners with a certificate that is 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) (Premier TEFL).
By the end of this qualification, learners should expect to have a solid theoretical knowledge of TEFL, as well as being equipped with real-life skills such as lesson planning and classroom management that will springboard them confidently into their first teaching job.
How long will it take?
The total qualification time for this qualification is 300 hours and of this 180 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.
The qualification covers basic principles of teaching English from grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, to skills such as reading, writing, listening and speaking, up to good classroom management, lesson planning and delivery, and special considerations for both adult and young learners alike. This qualification covers not only face-to-face course delivery but also online course delivery.
This qualification is assessed by the completion of a portfolio of evidence.