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What is the Trinity CertTESOL?

The Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is rated at level 5 on Ofqual’s qualification framework. It focuses on developing the teaching skills and language awareness needed to gain employment as a TEFL teacher in the UK and abroad.

This internationally recognised and respected qualification opens up teaching possibilities on a global scale giving its holders the opportunity to live, work and experience the cultures of exciting locations on every continent as well as the UK.

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Why choose CertTESOL with Train-to-TEFL?

Over the years we have been carefully crafting our CertTESOL course, listening attentively to the feedback from our trainees and Trinity moderators to provide an exceptional learning experience. We are an independent TESOL training provider driven by learners not stakeholders. Our lead trainers Suzannah and Chris,also the founders of Train-to-TEFL, are dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standards of teacher education and providing a personalised and supportive environment in which you can achieve your learning goals and reach your maximum potential. 

Train-to-TEFL offers you:
In order to secure a place in the course you must:

N.B. Suitability will be assessed through application.

Personal Skills
To become a qualified teacher, you must demonstrate:

N.B. Suitability will be assessed through application and interview.

In both our full and part-time courses, you will:

You will have access to the train to travel virtual learning environment where you will find all relevant documentation relating to the course.

The course can be completed online via Zoom.

We welcome applicants from all over the world, and if you live in the Manchester area you can opt to complete half of your teaching practice in a face-to-face classroom in locations across Salford in Greater Manchester.  

We provide flexibility in our timetable so that trainees can complete their teaching practices at a time that suits their schedules.

Teaching practice slots are available in the mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm, In the afternoons from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and evenings from 6 pm to 9pm. Weekend sessions take place from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The Trinity CertTESOL course is divided into 5 Units.

Each unit is marked internally by course tutors with the exception of unit 4 which is marked by an external moderator from Trinity College London.

Courses are designed to offer maximum flexibility.

Choose from a 14-week, part-time course with input sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm GMT or Saturday mornings from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm GMT.  Teaching practice is arranged at times to suit you.

2023 course dates include:

Accredited Level 5 teacher training qualification

The Trinity CertTESOL is rated at Level 5 on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The course is an initial teacher education qualification which combines theory and the practice of contemporary English language teaching. It is widely recognised and well regarded by employers and English language teaching professionals in the UK and abroad.

This qualification will give you the competitive edge when it comes to applying for jobs to teach English anywhere in the world.

English is the predominant language of the internet, business, innovation, and science. 

As an English language teacher, your skills will be in high demand!

Our trainees have gone on to work all over the world in a range of institutions including:

Some have even successfully set up their own online teaching businesses!  

This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to embark on an exciting and rewarding career as an English teacher.

For more details, download our Trinity CertTESOL Prospectus


Our Trinity CertTESOL course is competitively priced at £1300. This includes a year’s access to our virtual learning environment and all its resources, and Trinity's moderation fee of £150. Payment by instalments can be arranged too.


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Trinity CertTESOL: Terms and Conditions
  • Full payment of the course fee must be received before the start date.
  • To secure a place on the Trinity CertTESOL, a £250 deposit or the full course fee must be paid.
  • Instalment plans can be arranged. Length and amount payable each month depends on the start date of a given course and time of application.
  • Train-to-TEFL reserves the right to change course prices at any time.
  • Course payment does not guarantee receipt of the Trinity CertTESOL certificate. Certificates are only awarded to students who have successfully completed their course.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the Trinity CertTESOL courses run according to the specified times and dates, Train-to-TEFL reserves the right to change or cancel course dates and times in the unlikely event of teacher illness or other circumstances beyond the control of the organisation.

Course fees will be reimbursed in the event of cancellation, but Train-to-TEFL will not accept liability for any costs incurred by the student.

  • Fees for the Trinity CertTESOL course, minus a cancellation fee of £100, can only be returned if the booking is cancelled in writing at least 15 working days before the start of the course.
  • Deferment requests must be made in writing at least five days before the start of the course.
  • Emergencies must be flagged immediately.
  • Refunds and deferments will only be authorised at the discretion of the trainer on the production of written proof

100% attendance is required for all elements of the Trinity CertTESOL course including input sessions, teaching practices and observations, teaching practice preparation sessions and tutorials.  Emergency absences may be authorised at the discretion of Train-to-TEFL.

Trainees must arrive on time for all sessions. Late arrivals will only be provided entry at the discretion of the trainer.

Train-to-TEFL is committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment for all. We reserve the right to exclude and remove trainees deemed to be behaving in an unacceptable manner without refund.

At Train-to-TEFL we aim to deal with complaints quickly and effectively. If concerns cannot be satisfactorily resolved informally then the following complains procedure is followed

  1. Approach teaching practice tutor with your concern/complaint
  2. If concern/complaint is unresolved, contact course director Suzannah Redmond at learnmore@train-to-tefl.com
  3. If the complaint remains unresolved, candidates can lodge a complaint directly with Trinity.

Complaints should be made, in writing, to the Post Results Services team within 8 weeks of the issue arising. This can be done in two ways:

  • Via email: complaints@trinitycollege.com
  • By letter to: Complaints, Post Results Services, Trinity College London, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0TA


Train-to-TEFL does not accept liability for any loss, theft or damage to personal property.

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It is vital to note that payment of the course fee does not guarantee receipt of The Trinity CertTESOL certificate. Certificates are only awarded to students who have successfully completed all components of the course by the end date of a given course.

Trainees are advised that  Trinity CertTESOL is highly intensive in nature. A commitment to self-study outside of timetabled hours is required throughout the course to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Early warning of failure: If the course director and tutors consider that any trainee will not or may not reach the standard required to pass the course, clear warning will be given to them verbally and in writing. We will explain clearly why the trainee’s performance is below standard and how it needs to be improved. An action plan will be agreed with target dates identified.

A written record of both warning and action plan will be  signed by both trainer and trainee and copies kept on file.

Train-to-TEFL adhere strictly to Trinity College London’s malpractice policy and does not tolerate any cheating, unfair practice or breach of its rules and regulations.

Candidates found to have committed or attempted to commit any of the following will face disqualification and failure of the course.

Examples of malpractice by trainees include:

  1. Falsifying teaching practice learner numbers
  2. Falsifying numbers of observed and assessed hours of teaching practice completed
  3. Falsifying assignments such as the one to one lesson in the learner profile assignment
  4. Damage or theft of resources owned by the training provider
  5. Plagiarism: the excessive copying by trainees of other people’s ideas and/or words in the production of written and practical work, and misrepresentation of it as their own; this must go beyond the normal sharing of common ideas.
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