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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Level 5 Advanced Diploma (RQF)

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Level 5 Advanced Diploma (RQF)

This Course at a Glance:

  • Get TEFL Qualified with the UK's largest Online Course Provider
  • Foundation Degree Equivalent
  • Qualify to Teach English Online or Overseas
  • 24 Months Study Time
  • Guaranteed Job Interview
  • Salary Boosting Modules to Increase Your Earning Potential

If you want to qualify for the highest paying TEFL roles, really impress potential employers, and ensure that you’re a successful, all-round TEFL teacher, then the Level 5 Advanced Diploma is right for you.

It’s a step up from the Level 5 Diploma, as it includes additional specialist modules in Teaching Other Subjects in English and Coaching Exam Preparation (IELTS – International English Language Testing System).

As with the Level 5 Diploma, no previous teaching experience or qualifications are required to take the course and you’ll also be getting an internationally recognised qualification, that has been fully regulated by Ofqual. The Level 5 Advanced Diploma also has the additional benefit of being preferred by TEFL employers around the world.

About your Advanced Diploma

In addition to learning about the essentials of TEFL, such as classroom management and grammar, you will also get training in the following TEFL specialisms:

  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching Online and One-to-One
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching Other Subjects in English (Maths, Science, and Geography)
  • Coaching Exam Preparation (IELTS)

Specialising in this many areas of TEFL is a brilliant way to boost your CV, access those higher salaries, and to ensure you impress potential employers when applying for TEFL roles. Coaching IELTS is also a particularly lucrative specialism, so you could be earning up to £45 an hour if you have a Level 5 Advanced Diploma qualification.

To make sure you get the most out of your qualification, we have also included the following:

  • Live and On-Demand TEFL classes – where you will attend online classes held by an experienced TEFL tutor, so you can ask all your questions in real-time and meet your fellow students
  • 24 months of study time
  • 50 free TEFL lesson plans
  • Our TEFL job interview guarantee*
  • Guaranteed 3-day marking turnaround

Additional information

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma is all online learning, which means you don’t have to wait for a new term to start, as you would do with an in-person class, and you can fit your learning around your existing schedule. All you have to do is enrol and you can start studying whenever you’re ready, at a pace that suits you, via our online student portal.

As one of our students, you will also have a dedicated tutor to support you throughout the course. They will be able to answer any questions you might have about the modules or tasks and will be marking all your assignments.

In addition, as the UK’s leading online learning provider, we want to make sure our courses are as affordable and accessible as possible. So, we have created flexible payment options to suit every budget, to ensure you can start your TEFL journey straight away.

We have also included more information about our Live and On-Demand service in the table below:

+ Free Upgrade Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
Access your course materials immediately
Tutor support via our market-leading platform
Study around existing commitments
Progress as quickly as you’d like
Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
Industry-leading 7 days marking turnaround
Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)  
Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand  
Interact with your tutors directly during your class  
Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality  
Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like  

You will be provided with support throughout your learning journey. Specialist tutors will be assigned to you, guiding you through your Teaching Practice. They’ll mark your assignments and answer your questions.

Jenni Fogg
CELTA, DELTA
Teaching experience:
8 years
Where have you taught
Poland and the UK
Teaching specialties
General English, English for Exams, Business English, Academic English, Young Learners

Suzanne Littlejohn
TEFL, DipTESOL
Teaching experience:
17 years
Where have you taught
Italy, online
Teaching specialties
Teaching adults and juniors

Natalie Ruggins
TEFL, DELTA
Teaching experience:
20 years
Where have you taught
Thailand, India, Canada, Cambodia, Moldova, New Zealand, France and London.
Teaching specialties
Academic and General English, Business English and a variety of specialist courses

Peter Bowdery
BSc in Geography/Geology, DELTA
Teaching experience:
27 years
Where have you taught
Czech Republic, UK

Karen Gaches
BA hons in Applied Language Studies, Diploma for Overseas Teacher of English, MEd in Educational Technology and ELT, Certificate in E-Tutoring, Post-graduate Diploma in Primary Education
Teaching experience:
30 years
Where have you taught
UK, Mexico, Russia, and Japan

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include.

Unit 1: Introduction to TEFL

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand why you should teach TEFL
  • Understand the history of ESL Methods and Approaches Timeline
  • Understand teaching methodologies

Unit 2: Initial Lesson Planning

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to plan lessons
  • Understand how to differentiate with who you are teaching
  • Understand different learning styles

Unit 3: Structuring your Lesson

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to structure a lesson
  • Understand warmers and coolers
  • Understand the PPP method

Unit 4: Making it Work in the Classroom

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to create a good teaching environment
  • Understand classroom management
  • Understand how to help students learn

Unit 5: Teaching Pronunciation

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of single words
  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of word stress/families/patterns
  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of sentences
  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of the phonemic chart

Unit 6: Teaching Vocabulary

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach the meaning of words
  • Understanding how to present vocabulary
  • Understand how to check student’s understanding
  • Understand how to produce vocabulary

Unit 7: Teaching Grammar

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach different types of verbs
  • Understand how to teach what determiners are
  • Understand how to teach building phrases
  • Understand how to teach tenses
  • Understand how to teach further grammar

Unit 8: Teaching Young Learners

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to adapt classroom plans
  • Understand classroom dynamics

Unit 9: Teaching the Four Skills

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach students to speak, read, listen, and write English
  • Understand how to structure lessons
  • Understand how to choose material
  • Understand different approaches to teaching

Unit 10: External Resources and Next Steps

On completion of this unit, you will have access to downloadable resources to keep and refer to, including:

  • Coursebooks
  • Ideas for activities
  • Adapting materials
  • The next steps help sheets

Specialist TEFL Courses

Inclusive of this Level 5 Diploma, you will have access to four specialist TEFL courses. These four courses units are:

  • Teaching Online and One-to-One
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching Other Subjects in English
  • Coaching Exam Preparation IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Entry Requirements

Learners must have a native or near-native level of English to enrol.

Minimum Age restriction

16+ but to work in TEFL you generally need to be 18+

Average completion timeframe

12-20 weeks

Assessment requirements

You will be assessed on 7 assignments submitted online - generally lesson plans with supporting evidence.

Is Membership Required?

 

No Membership

Additional requirements

Learners will need a desktop PC or a laptop to complete the course. iPads and/or mobile phones are not suitable.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect to receive their eCertificate within 7 working days of passing their course. Printed certificates are ordered separately (fees apply) and are delivered within 1 month of being ordered.

Extension Rules

£40 for 6 months extension is OK, can extend multiple times

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered. Fees for printed certificates: £29.95 in UK £39.95 for Europe incl Ireland £59.95 for International Delivery

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

This TEFL course consists of quizzes, real-world examples, and videos. Once you have completed the modules, you will need to complete a final assessment to receive your qualification.

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

After successfully completing this course, you will gain the prestigious Gatehouse Awards Level 5 Advanced TEFL Diploma  (RQF) (Ofqual qualification code = 603/3955/X).

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

This Level 5 Advanced Diploma provides you with everything you need to teach English as a foreign language and begin travelling the world while earning a wage. Once you’re qualified the world really is your oyster!

Frequently Asked Questions

Get a job in schools, language centres & summer camps worldwide - Teach online to students across the globe - Volunteer in the UK or abroad - Private tutoring one-to-one or to small groups - Travel and earn with a TEFL internship
1. Work and travel anywhere in the world. 2. Share a skill that can transforms lives . 3.Choose the hours you work if you become a freelancer . 4.Immerse yourself in other cultures . 5.Earn money and build a career
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Level 5 Advanced Diploma (RQF)

This Course at a Glance:

  • Get TEFL Qualified with the UK's largest Online Course Provider
  • Foundation Degree Equivalent
  • Qualify to Teach English Online or Overseas
  • 24 Months Study Time
  • Guaranteed Job Interview
  • Salary Boosting Modules to Increase Your Earning Potential

If you want to qualify for the highest paying TEFL roles, really impress potential employers, and ensure that you’re a successful, all-round TEFL teacher, then the Level 5 Advanced Diploma is right for you.

It’s a step up from the Level 5 Diploma, as it includes additional specialist modules in Teaching Other Subjects in English and Coaching Exam Preparation (IELTS – International English Language Testing System).

As with the Level 5 Diploma, no previous teaching experience or qualifications are required to take the course and you’ll also be getting an internationally recognised qualification, that has been fully regulated by Ofqual. The Level 5 Advanced Diploma also has the additional benefit of being preferred by TEFL employers around the world.

About your Advanced Diploma

In addition to learning about the essentials of TEFL, such as classroom management and grammar, you will also get training in the following TEFL specialisms:

  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching Online and One-to-One
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching Other Subjects in English (Maths, Science, and Geography)
  • Coaching Exam Preparation (IELTS)

Specialising in this many areas of TEFL is a brilliant way to boost your CV, access those higher salaries, and to ensure you impress potential employers when applying for TEFL roles. Coaching IELTS is also a particularly lucrative specialism, so you could be earning up to £45 an hour if you have a Level 5 Advanced Diploma qualification.

To make sure you get the most out of your qualification, we have also included the following:

  • Live and On-Demand TEFL classes – where you will attend online classes held by an experienced TEFL tutor, so you can ask all your questions in real-time and meet your fellow students
  • 24 months of study time
  • 50 free TEFL lesson plans
  • Our TEFL job interview guarantee*
  • Guaranteed 3-day marking turnaround

Additional information

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma is all online learning, which means you don’t have to wait for a new term to start, as you would do with an in-person class, and you can fit your learning around your existing schedule. All you have to do is enrol and you can start studying whenever you’re ready, at a pace that suits you, via our online student portal.

As one of our students, you will also have a dedicated tutor to support you throughout the course. They will be able to answer any questions you might have about the modules or tasks and will be marking all your assignments.

In addition, as the UK’s leading online learning provider, we want to make sure our courses are as affordable and accessible as possible. So, we have created flexible payment options to suit every budget, to ensure you can start your TEFL journey straight away.

We have also included more information about our Live and On-Demand service in the table below:

+ Free Upgrade Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
Access your course materials immediately
Tutor support via our market-leading platform
Study around existing commitments
Progress as quickly as you’d like
Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
Industry-leading 7 days marking turnaround
Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)  
Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand  
Interact with your tutors directly during your class  
Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality  
Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like  

Tutors

You will be provided with support throughout your learning journey. Specialist tutors will be assigned to you, guiding you through your Teaching Practice. They’ll mark your assignments and answer your questions.

Jenni Fogg
CELTA, DELTA
Teaching experience:
8 years
Where have you taught
Poland and the UK
Teaching specialties
General English, English for Exams, Business English, Academic English, Young Learners

Suzanne Littlejohn
TEFL, DipTESOL
Teaching experience:
17 years
Where have you taught
Italy, online
Teaching specialties
Teaching adults and juniors

Natalie Ruggins
TEFL, DELTA
Teaching experience:
20 years
Where have you taught
Thailand, India, Canada, Cambodia, Moldova, New Zealand, France and London.
Teaching specialties
Academic and General English, Business English and a variety of specialist courses

Peter Bowdery
BSc in Geography/Geology, DELTA
Teaching experience:
27 years
Where have you taught
Czech Republic, UK

Karen Gaches
BA hons in Applied Language Studies, Diploma for Overseas Teacher of English, MEd in Educational Technology and ELT, Certificate in E-Tutoring, Post-graduate Diploma in Primary Education
Teaching experience:
30 years
Where have you taught
UK, Mexico, Russia, and Japan

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include.

Unit 1: Introduction to TEFL

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand why you should teach TEFL
  • Understand the history of ESL Methods and Approaches Timeline
  • Understand teaching methodologies

Unit 2: Initial Lesson Planning

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to plan lessons
  • Understand how to differentiate with who you are teaching
  • Understand different learning styles

Unit 3: Structuring your Lesson

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to structure a lesson
  • Understand warmers and coolers
  • Understand the PPP method

Unit 4: Making it Work in the Classroom

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to create a good teaching environment
  • Understand classroom management
  • Understand how to help students learn

Unit 5: Teaching Pronunciation

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of single words
  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of word stress/families/patterns
  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of sentences
  • Understand how to teach pronunciation of the phonemic chart

Unit 6: Teaching Vocabulary

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach the meaning of words
  • Understanding how to present vocabulary
  • Understand how to check student’s understanding
  • Understand how to produce vocabulary

Unit 7: Teaching Grammar

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach different types of verbs
  • Understand how to teach what determiners are
  • Understand how to teach building phrases
  • Understand how to teach tenses
  • Understand how to teach further grammar

Unit 8: Teaching Young Learners

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to adapt classroom plans
  • Understand classroom dynamics

Unit 9: Teaching the Four Skills

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand how to teach students to speak, read, listen, and write English
  • Understand how to structure lessons
  • Understand how to choose material
  • Understand different approaches to teaching

Unit 10: External Resources and Next Steps

On completion of this unit, you will have access to downloadable resources to keep and refer to, including:

  • Coursebooks
  • Ideas for activities
  • Adapting materials
  • The next steps help sheets

Specialist TEFL Courses

Inclusive of this Level 5 Diploma, you will have access to four specialist TEFL courses. These four courses units are:

  • Teaching Online and One-to-One
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching Other Subjects in English
  • Coaching Exam Preparation IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Entry Requirements

Learners must have a native or near-native level of English to enrol.

Minimum Age restriction

16+ but to work in TEFL you generally need to be 18+

Average completion timeframe

12-20 weeks

Assessment requirements

You will be assessed on 7 assignments submitted online - generally lesson plans with supporting evidence.

Is Membership Required?

 

No Membership

Additional requirements

Learners will need a desktop PC or a laptop to complete the course. iPads and/or mobile phones are not suitable.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect to receive their eCertificate within 7 working days of passing their course. Printed certificates are ordered separately (fees apply) and are delivered within 1 month of being ordered.

Extension Rules

£40 for 6 months extension is OK, can extend multiple times

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered. Fees for printed certificates: £29.95 in UK £39.95 for Europe incl Ireland £59.95 for International Delivery

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

This TEFL course consists of quizzes, real-world examples, and videos. Once you have completed the modules, you will need to complete a final assessment to receive your qualification.

Qualifications

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

After successfully completing this course, you will gain the prestigious Gatehouse Awards Level 5 Advanced TEFL Diploma  (RQF) (Ofqual qualification code = 603/3955/X).

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

This Level 5 Advanced Diploma provides you with everything you need to teach English as a foreign language and begin travelling the world while earning a wage. Once you’re qualified the world really is your oyster!

Frequently Asked Questions

Get a job in schools, language centres & summer camps worldwide - Teach online to students across the globe - Volunteer in the UK or abroad - Private tutoring one-to-one or to small groups - Travel and earn with a TEFL internship
1. Work and travel anywhere in the world. 2. Share a skill that can transforms lives . 3.Choose the hours you work if you become a freelancer . 4.Immerse yourself in other cultures . 5.Earn money and build a career
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