Athena Teacher Training is a provider of the Trinity College London TESOL qualifications that qualify you to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

We provide Trinity CertTESOL and DipTESOL courses. These qualifications are recognised internationally by the British Council and allow you to work in their accredited schools both in the UK and abroad and are usually a requirement to teach English in language schools around the world.

The next scheduled course is planned for a start date of 19th October and it should run for 6 weeks (asynchronous training: online / distance learning), with 2 further weeks of in-person training and teaching practice to follow on.

Coordinated by Course Leader and Senior Teacher / Teacher Trainer, Christine Le Poidevin, and co-taught by teacher trainer Debbie Wilson, the course leads to the Trinity College Cert TESOL qualification. (Coupled with a degree, that qualification permits the holder to work in a British Council-accredited language school in the UK and many language schools and colleges overseas.

Why choose Athena Teacher Training?

About Us

Athena Teacher Training was established in 2011 to offer the Trinity Cert TESOL, the first step on the TEFL ladder. Since then, Athena has trained hundreds of teachers who have travelled the globe to start their English teaching careers. Athena has achieved a 100% pass rate and continues to attract the brightest trainees taking advantage of the opportunities in the industry. In 2015 Athena Teacher Training received accreditation by Trinity College London to also offer the DipTESOL: the Diploma in English language teaching. As an accredited Trinity Diploma centre you can advance your experience of teaching and take the first step in becoming a DOS, Senior teacher or teacher trainer safe in the knowledge that you are doing so with one of the best in the business.

What You Can Expect

We strive to offer high quality courses at affordable prices. As a small business we offer a personal service and our trainers are dedicated to offering the best training in TEFL. We have a friendly team of staff who are all on hand to ensure your experience with us runs as smoothly as possible. Here’s a few things you can expect from our courses:

Trinity CertTESOL

The Trinity CertTESOL course is for those who wish to teach English as a foreign language. The 6-week course will qualify you to teach in any British Council accredited language school around the world

Continued Development Course

Would you like to be up-to-date as a teacher? Our Continued Development Courses are aimed at existing teachers of English as a foreign Language (TEFL). Visit our Continued Development TEFL course page and see what we can offer.

100% Pass Rate

100% of Athena Teacher Training’s trainees have passed our Trinity TEFL courses to date. Our trainers are dedicated to creating inspirational, creative teachers and they offer great support throughout the courses.

“Having attempted the CELTA previously, the Trinity CertTESOL Course is much more hands on and practical teaching focused”
Rick Rodway
“Thank you for helping me gain my TESOL qualification this year! Your round the clock support and enthusiasm for teaching inspired everyone on our course.”
Phoebe Dykes

Teach Abroad

Where would you teach?

Working abroad is one of the major advantages of becoming qualified as an English teacher and your Trinity CertTESOL qualification will be a valued companion for you as you work and travel.

Unlike some course providers, we will do our very best to help you find a job wherever you are; if we have a contact in the country you are aiming for, we will be delighted to put you in touch with them.