Taught course

Trinity CertTESOL

Oxford International Education Group

Entry requirements

To successfully apply and participate you must be at least 18 years old and have:

  • The capability to cope with the academic requirements of the course. This may mean having a university degree, or the academic qualifications that would have enabled you to get accepted onto a degree course. For applicants without the above, awareness of relevant transferable skills that have been acquired through work experience may instead be considered necessary.
  • The skills to fluently and accurately communicate in spoken and written English. Applicants who do not have English as their mother tongue require an IELTS score of 7.0 in each of the four skills, or equivalent. Applicants for whom English is their mother tongue must hold a GCSE in English (grade C minimum).
  • Interest in learning and teaching.
  • Appropriate personal qualities for teaching.
  • Adequate health to deal with the demands of an intensive course of training.

It is not essential to:

  • Have english as your mother tongue
  • Have knowledge of a foreign language
  • Have any prior teaching experience

Please be ready to provide us with a copy of your most significant academic certificate as it is a Trinity College stipulation that proof of qualifications is rigorously checked.

Months of entry

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Course content

Trinity CertTESOL is an initial qualification in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages and is accredited at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. Along with the CELTA, the Cert TESOL is the most recognised EFL teaching qualification and will open doors to you teaching in the UK and all over the world.

Oxford International has been accredited by Trinity College London to run the Certificate in TESOL for over 15 years. We train people of all ages, nationalities, academic and professional backgrounds to become confident, creative and qualified EFL teachers worldwide.

Reasons to choose the online CertTESOL

If you are ready to start your career in teaching, the CertTESOL qualification is the ideal route. At the end of your course, you will understand how to teach the English language, prepare teaching materials for lessons, assess the learning needs of your students, and identify teaching styles to suit varied classrooms.

What to expect from studying this course

During your course, you will receive an introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages. Key course components are as follows:

  • Input sessions with tutors
  • Guided teaching practice
  • Observations of professional teachers
  • Unknown language training
  • Learner profiling
  • Written assignments
  • Assessment of language awareness

The course will help you:

  • Become aware of learning needs and learner motivation
  • Create and maintain learner interest
  • Prepare lesson plans with achievable aims
  • Stimulate and maintain active participation in a class
  • Evaluate and adapt published material, and create useful teaching materials
  • Gain a broad understanding of the main advantages and disadvantages of various language teaching approaches
  • Evaluate your own effectiveness as a teacher
  • Become aware of post-course development and the structure of the profession
  • Develop knowledge of phonological, lexical and syntactic features of contemporary English

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    3 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    1 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Teacher Training Department