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Flexible Payment Options

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

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

This Course briefly:

  • TEFL Qualification with the UK's largest Online Course Provider
  • 4-hour Live Online Teaching Practice (via Zoom)
  • Live Discussions with Experienced TEFL Tutors
  • Foundation Degree Equivalent
  • Qualify to Teach English Online or Overseas
  • 12 Months Study Time
  • Salary Boosting Modules to Increase Your Earning Potential 
  • Guaranteed Job Interview
  • Reference for Future Employers

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 with Online Teaching Practice is the course for you!

Our course is specially designed for those who would like to practice their online teaching skills before stepping into an online TEFL classroom.

This virtual teaching practice session takes place with one of our highly qualified online tutors. It will provide you with all the essential skills and confidence you need to kick off your online TEFL career.

  • Practice TEFL before you start to teach
  • Get to see what an online English lesson looks
  • Boost your confidence in online teaching

 Not only does it include specialist modules in Teaching Other Subjects in English and Coaching Exam Preparation (IELTS – International English Language Testing System) but you also get practical experience and a reference for future employers! The Level 5 Advance Diploma itself is an internationally recognised qualification, that has been fully accredited by Ofqual.

 No previous teaching experience or qualifications are required.

More About your Advanced Diploma

You will learn all the essentials of TEFL, such as classroom management and grammar but also get training in these 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 these areas of TEFL boosts your CV so you can stand out from the crowd and access higher salaries. They are modules that will impress potential employers.

IELTS coaching is also a particularly lucrative specialism, so you could be earning up to £45 an hour when you have a Level 5 Advanced Diploma qualification.

More About Your Online Teaching Practice

You will receive a complete introduction to the practicalities of online teaching and:

  • Essential online TEFL teaching skills and methodologies
  • Online TEFL resources
  • Online lesson plans
  • Preparation & reflection tasks
  • Knowledge of how to teach learners with varying levels of English

Giving You Even More

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
  • 12 Months of Study Time
  • 50 Free TEFL Lesson Plans 
  • Our TEFL Job Interview Guarantee*
  • Guaranteed 3-Day Marking Turnaround 
  • A Reference for Future Employers

Additional information

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma with Online Teaching Practice is all online learning, so you don’t have to wait for a new term to start. This means you can fit your learning around your current lifestyle and schedule.

You’ll just need to allocate one Saturday morning or afternoon for your 4-hour teaching practice.

Simply enrol today 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. Your tutors will answer any questions you may have about the modules or tasks and will be marking all your assignments. 

In addition, you’ll be able to get instant feedback in your online teaching practice class. 

Don’t forget, as the UK’s leading online learning provider, we make sure our courses are as affordable and accessible as possible. That’s why you can access flexible payment options to suit your budget. 

We have also included more information about our Live and On-Demand services 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 5 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)

Online Teaching Practice - Teaching Skills Preparation Task

You’ll be asked before the live session to complete a short preparation task. This includes giving feedback on a short video clip that you’ll be provided with of an online lesson, reviewing some teaching resources and planning a short lesson on a choice of topics. In your live online class, you will discuss your task with your tutor and your fellow tutees.

Online Teaching Practice - Webinar with an Experienced Tutor

In your online class, you’ll have a highly qualified TEFL tutor to soak up knowledge from. With up to ten tutees attending in total, you'll discuss everyone’s preparation task and then take turns practising your online teaching skills. There will also be an invaluable and informal Q&A session with your tutor – so you can ask any questions you may have.

Online Teaching Practice -  Live Online Teaching Practice

During the session, you and your fellow tutees will get that all-important teaching practice. Using the lesson plan, that you’ll have created as part of your preparation task, you'll deliver a short lesson and receive actionable and instant feedback from your tutor. This is a perfect way to build your confidence and get you ready to deliver your first real lesson!

Online Teaching Practice Post-Webinar Reflection Task

After the session, you will have a reflection task provided to you so you can review your feedback and set yourself some achievable goals to improve your teaching.

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • Access to the internet
  • Zoom (a free version is available)⁠
  • A PC, Mac or laptop with a webcam & microphone
  • Headphones are not essential if you have speakers on the device you’ll be using⁠

This course is available to learners who have no prior qualifications or teaching experience.

All you need is to be a fluent English speaker! Don’t worry, you don’t need to know a second language or be in a specific age group for this course or to become a TEFL teacher.

Here are the Guaranteed Job Interview Terms and Conditions

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions here

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. 

In your Online Teaching Practice, task preparation and class participation to practice, skills are required, including delivering a lesson. 

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).

Reference for employers

On successful completion of our Online Teaching Practice Session, we'll provide you with a reference. This is perfect for you to share with potential employers. It can also help you kick-start your online TEFL job hunt and will help support you in your job application! It will prove that you've taken part in practical online teaching practice to give your employers confidence in your teaching skills. It is something tangible to boost your employment potential!

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.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Wednesday 30th November
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Wednesday 30th November

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

This Course briefly:

  • TEFL Qualification with the UK's largest Online Course Provider
  • 4-hour Live Online Teaching Practice (via Zoom)
  • Live Discussions with Experienced TEFL Tutors
  • Foundation Degree Equivalent
  • Qualify to Teach English Online or Overseas
  • 12 Months Study Time
  • Salary Boosting Modules to Increase Your Earning Potential 
  • Guaranteed Job Interview
  • Reference for Future Employers

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 with Online Teaching Practice is the course for you!

Our course is specially designed for those who would like to practice their online teaching skills before stepping into an online TEFL classroom.

This virtual teaching practice session takes place with one of our highly qualified online tutors. It will provide you with all the essential skills and confidence you need to kick off your online TEFL career.

  • Practice TEFL before you start to teach
  • Get to see what an online English lesson looks
  • Boost your confidence in online teaching

 Not only does it include specialist modules in Teaching Other Subjects in English and Coaching Exam Preparation (IELTS – International English Language Testing System) but you also get practical experience and a reference for future employers! The Level 5 Advance Diploma itself is an internationally recognised qualification, that has been fully accredited by Ofqual.

 No previous teaching experience or qualifications are required.

More About your Advanced Diploma

You will learn all the essentials of TEFL, such as classroom management and grammar but also get training in these 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 these areas of TEFL boosts your CV so you can stand out from the crowd and access higher salaries. They are modules that will impress potential employers.

IELTS coaching is also a particularly lucrative specialism, so you could be earning up to £45 an hour when you have a Level 5 Advanced Diploma qualification.

More About Your Online Teaching Practice

You will receive a complete introduction to the practicalities of online teaching and:

  • Essential online TEFL teaching skills and methodologies
  • Online TEFL resources
  • Online lesson plans
  • Preparation & reflection tasks
  • Knowledge of how to teach learners with varying levels of English

Giving You Even More

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
  • 12 Months of Study Time
  • 50 Free TEFL Lesson Plans 
  • Our TEFL Job Interview Guarantee*
  • Guaranteed 3-Day Marking Turnaround 
  • A Reference for Future Employers

Additional information

The Level 5 Advanced Diploma with Online Teaching Practice is all online learning, so you don’t have to wait for a new term to start. This means you can fit your learning around your current lifestyle and schedule.

You’ll just need to allocate one Saturday morning or afternoon for your 4-hour teaching practice.

Simply enrol today 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. Your tutors will answer any questions you may have about the modules or tasks and will be marking all your assignments. 

In addition, you’ll be able to get instant feedback in your online teaching practice class. 

Don’t forget, as the UK’s leading online learning provider, we make sure our courses are as affordable and accessible as possible. That’s why you can access flexible payment options to suit your budget. 

We have also included more information about our Live and On-Demand services 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 5 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)

Online Teaching Practice - Teaching Skills Preparation Task

You’ll be asked before the live session to complete a short preparation task. This includes giving feedback on a short video clip that you’ll be provided with of an online lesson, reviewing some teaching resources and planning a short lesson on a choice of topics. In your live online class, you will discuss your task with your tutor and your fellow tutees.

Online Teaching Practice - Webinar with an Experienced Tutor

In your online class, you’ll have a highly qualified TEFL tutor to soak up knowledge from. With up to ten tutees attending in total, you'll discuss everyone’s preparation task and then take turns practising your online teaching skills. There will also be an invaluable and informal Q&A session with your tutor – so you can ask any questions you may have.

Online Teaching Practice -  Live Online Teaching Practice

During the session, you and your fellow tutees will get that all-important teaching practice. Using the lesson plan, that you’ll have created as part of your preparation task, you'll deliver a short lesson and receive actionable and instant feedback from your tutor. This is a perfect way to build your confidence and get you ready to deliver your first real lesson!

Online Teaching Practice Post-Webinar Reflection Task

After the session, you will have a reflection task provided to you so you can review your feedback and set yourself some achievable goals to improve your teaching.

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • Access to the internet
  • Zoom (a free version is available)⁠
  • A PC, Mac or laptop with a webcam & microphone
  • Headphones are not essential if you have speakers on the device you’ll be using⁠

This course is available to learners who have no prior qualifications or teaching experience.

All you need is to be a fluent English speaker! Don’t worry, you don’t need to know a second language or be in a specific age group for this course or to become a TEFL teacher.

Here are the Guaranteed Job Interview Terms and Conditions

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only, after which, you can purchase extensions here

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. 

In your Online Teaching Practice, task preparation and class participation to practice, skills are required, including delivering a lesson. 

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).

Reference for employers

On successful completion of our Online Teaching Practice Session, we'll provide you with a reference. This is perfect for you to share with potential employers. It can also help you kick-start your online TEFL job hunt and will help support you in your job application! It will prove that you've taken part in practical online teaching practice to give your employers confidence in your teaching skills. It is something tangible to boost your employment potential!

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.

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