Trinity CertTESOL Online Course

In a time of isolation... let's re-connect the world

Get started in your TESOL career with a Trinity CertTESOL qualification.

Become qualified to teach English. The Trinity College London CertTESOL (level 5 OFQUAL qualification) is internationally recognised as an initial certification for English language teachers in the UK and overseas.

The CertTESOL online course will prepare you for teaching students both online and in a classroom environment.

Our part time, 12- week course will help you to:

Become aware of learning needs and how learners can achieve their goals

Evaluate and self-reflect on your own effectiveness as a teacher

Obtain an introduction to the theory and practice of how to teach English to speakers of other languages

Learn from experienced trainers through input sessions and teaching guidance

Use of Moodle VLE

Self-study including 4 assignments

10 hours a week contact time (via Zoom)

TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Why should I consider the Trinity CertTESOL?

With multiple industries fighting to survive in the economic climate and thousands of employees forced to work from home, there are many individuals having to change career or adapt working life to fit around other responsibilities.

With a CertTESOL course you can teach English to Speakers of Other Languages straight from your living room. All you need is the knowledge, the confidence and a good Internet connection and Athena can help you with the first two!

English is spoken as a second language by over 200 million people and is recognised as an official language in 53 countries. It is an important skill for business people around the world and is often the working language for business meetings and large companies.

Opportunities within the industry can range from working with high-profile business people in blue-chip companies to teaching underprivileged children in less developed countries.

Once our freedom to roam the world returns, this industry can take you across the globe, with opportunities in hundreds of countries. In the meantime, learners from all over the world are seeking to connect with qualified and knowledgeable English teachers to continue their studies of English online.

After the pandemic you could choose to continue online teaching or explore the world. The industry is flexible, with many possibilities.

Please note that the course requires self-study, including pre-study in preparation and completion of assignments.  



Course Description

Course Assessment

In order to graduate from the course, you must achieve a pass in each of the five units in the course description. Each unit is weighted differently but is no less important in ensuring that you pass the course. Four of the five units are assessed in house by ourselves but the materials assignment will be assessed by an external examiner from Trinity who will also conduct an interview with you at the end of the course to ensure, amongst other things, that you are happy with the service we have provided you.
You will be given feedback as the course progresses and our trainers will always be available to talk about any issues you might have.

Entry Requirements

No previous teaching experience is required, but a high level of spoken and written English and evidence of qualifications for entry to higher education are needed. Trainees must be at least 18 years old and you will be required to bring copies of any educational certificates you may have to your online interview. Non-native English speakers require an IELTS score of 7.0 in all disciplines.

How to Apply

1 | You complete the application form online.

2 | We contact you, confirm that we have your correct details and arrange a suitable time for an interview. We will also send you a short pre-interview task, which needs to be completed and returned to us with your CV, copy of your highest qualification and copy of your passport before your interview.

3 | The interview takes place over Zoom.

4 | We confirm whether you have a place on the course. We send you an invoice for the total amount payable. We also send you the pre-course task, to be completed before the start of the course and to have on hand at your first session.

5 | Two weeks before the start of the course we must have received full course fees.

Course Fees

The CertTESOL course costs £1,399.00. This price includes the cost of the examination from Trinity.

Payment in installments may be possible. Please contact us to discuss payment plans.


What's next after the CertTESOL?

The ELT has potential for progression in many areas. With a CertTESOL qualification and 2 years of teaching experience you could be eligible to complete a DipTESOL, which is the next level up. A DipTESOL qualification could offer you a career in ELT management, publishing, teacher training and much more.