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Teach English as a Foreign Language

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As a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), you’ll be able to work anywhere in the world. So if you want to travel without having to set an end date, becoming a qualified TEFL Teacher is a solid choice.

With this highly desirable skillset, you’ll be a valued asset to any classroom around the globe. Whether you want to stay in one place and fully emerge yourself in the culture. Or experience various countries in one trip, it’s completely up to you.

In addition to this, the work you’ll do will have a massive impact on the students you teach. English is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Being a TEFL teacher means you’re able to support your students in learning this valuable life skill.

Your Course Bundle Includes:

  • Level 5 Diploma Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course
  • Teaching English Online Course
  • Teaching Business English Course
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing Course
  • NOCN Level 4 International Certificate in Digital Skills for Teaching Online
  • Full career support
  • CV + mock interview and feedback
  • Access to and over 5k jobs from all over the world
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This level 5 diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language will provide you with the knowledge and internationally recognised qualification you need to teach abroad. 

Throughout your course, you will gain essential knowledge and skills to effectively teach English to a broad range of students. There are also modules that focus on business English so you can teach people vital English Language skills for personal and professional development.

You will also learn how to communicate clearly and concisely with non-native English speakers. Helping them advance their understanding of the English Language allowing them to travel, live and work in English speaking countries.

We also provide a bundle alongside your qualification to ensure you’re able to start your new career right away. The bundle includes:

  • Level 5 Diploma Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course
  • Teaching English Online Course
  • Teaching Business English Course
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing Course
  • NOCN Level 4 International Certificate in Digital Skills for Teaching Online
  • Full career support
  • CV + mock interview and feedback
  • Access to and over 5k jobs from all over the world

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be a fully qualified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Enabling you to take your first step on your journey around the world.

No matter where you want to go or how long for, you’ll have a highly desirable skill set that can support you financially in your travels.

Unit 1: English Language Teaching and Learning in Context: The Classroom and the Learners

Unit 2: Lesson Planning and Resources in English Language Teaching and Learning

Unit 3: Teaching English Language: Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation

Unit 4: Teaching the Four Skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing

Unit 5: Teaching English One-to-One and Online

Unit 6: Teaching Business English

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and over.

The Level 5 Diploma qualification may be undertaken as initial training for those whose current or desired job role requires them to develop skills, understanding, and knowledge of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or as refresher training for more experienced practitioners.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however, due to the nature of the profession, those undertaking the qualification must have a proficient level of spoken and written English. We recommend that Candidates hold a formal English language qualification of at least Level 2. The estimated study time for this course is 300 hours.

When studying the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Level 5 Diploma (RQF) you will cover a range of units that make up this qualification. After each module, you’ll have quizzes, videos and real examples to test your knowledge. Once all the modules are completed you’ll have a final assessment to complete to receive your qualification.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Qualification Number: 603/3955/X).

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We believe distance education is all about convenience and flexibility. You can plan your study around your work or lifestyle commitments, so you’re only studying at times convenient for you.

Plus, you can improve your education without having to attend classes at a physical location. What’s more, with learndirect, you can study when and where you like without the stress of deadlines or time limits and complete your course at your own pace.


We don’t have the same level of high overhead costs (e.g. classrooms and large campuses) as traditional schools, colleges or universities, so we’re able to pass on these savings to you by reducing our course fees.


We offer over 650 home study courses for you to choose from, with an unrivalled selection of quality distance education courses accredited by some of the most respected awarding bodies in the UK.


You have access to a dedicated tutor who is an experienced professional in their field of study. Your tutor is totally committed to helping you succeed and is on hand to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small.

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Yes, all of our courses will come with a certificate once you have completed your training. This certificate will have your name on it, and the title of the training you have completed.

Each course is different, and each has its own time frame, but all of our courses are flexible so you can study in a way the fits you. All of our courses come with an Individual Learner Plan, this will help guide you and keep you on track for success.

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All of our qualifications have different awarding bodies, and depending on the subject, they will meet different criteria depending on the level of the qualification and its content.

We typically use the OFQUAL register to help us benchmark our courses and ensure the education you receive is up to the relevant industry standards. If you would like to check a specific qualification, please contact one of our helpful advisers by calling 01202 006 464.

We have several options including 0% payment options, and options with very small deposits. Each course has different options, if you would like to discuss these options or a quote for a course, you can reach a member of the team by calling 01202 006 464.

If you make a mistake or get something wrong, there is no need to worry. Many of our courses allow you to retake units that may not have gone to plan. You will receive full support and guidance from your tutor before reworking a unit and submitting again, and you can do this without any additional cost.

As soon as you submit a piece of work your tutor is notified. This allows us to identify that you have work which requires their attention. While your tutor is marking your work you can move on to the next unit or section of your course so there are never any delays in your learning. Typically, with most of our courses, marking work takes less than 5 days depending on the size of the submitted item.

No, the price agreed when you start your course is all you pay. We ensure there are no hidden or additional unnecessary fees for your education.

Many of our courses include one or more of the following hands on aspects to enhance the online learning you will receive.

Many of our RQF courses include a placement, these placements are fantastic opportunities for you to secure a work experience placement in a relevant industry and get real on the job experience while you learn. For example many of our Teaching Assistant courses give you an opportunity to approach and work within a local school.

Time in our state of the art academy's for certain subjects, for example our Foot Health Practitioner courses run multiple hands on class based options in our bespoke learning environments.

Further to this some of our courses include practical kits for you to use while you study and even keep after the course! For example many of our Nail Technician courses include an extensive kit included with the course at no additional charge.

We encourage and welcome international students to join our learning community.

All of our courses are specifically designed to be delivered via distance education and home study, so you can complete your course from anywhere in the world. Some courses relate specifically to UK practice and legislation and in these cases all work must be presented accordingly. There will be no need for you to attend any physical location like a test centre or campus, unless your course has a 'practical' element to it.

Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

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