Initial TEFL qualification
The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is equivalent to CELTA and is recognised worldwide. It is accredited at Level 5 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Our course provides you with an excellent foundation for a career in TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language). One important feature is that it includes a minimum of 6 hours classroom teaching and at least 10 hours of classroom observations of both peers and qualified teachers.
Initial TEFL qualification
Full-time (4 weeks) or part-time (12 weeks)
Course length: 130 hours
Maximum class size: 15
Eligible for funding
Become a qualified EFL teacher
Internationally recognised qualification
Theory and teaching practice
The CertTESOL is ideal for:
– those contemplating a career change
– those developing their current teaching skills
– recent graduates
– gap year students
– aspiring native & non-native English teachers
(a C1 level of English required, IELTS 7.0 in all skills)
Full-Time or Part-Time
Our CertTESOL course is taught by qualified and experienced trainers here in Southampton and provides candidates with a highly practical grounding in teaching techniques and methodology.
The full-time course is an intensive four-week course, with 30 hours of contact time per week.
The part-time course is 12 weeks long, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and most Saturdays (all day).
|Course Type||2019 dates||Price|
|29 July – 24 August||£1035 *|
|4-30 November||£1035 *|
|Course Type||2020 dates
|7 January – 4 April
Tue & Thu evenings
Sat (all day)
for an overview of
the exact course dates
|1 June – 27 June||£1035*|
|3 – 29 August||£1035*|
|16 November – 12 December||£1035*|
(*) The price does not include the Trinity moderation fee (£148). This fee is subject to change by Trinity College London. A £200 deposit is required to book your place on the course.
(**) Please note lessons also take place on the bank holidays (19 April & 22 April)
Early bird discounts:
Full-time CertTESOL course is only GBP 999 if you book 3 months before the start date.
Part-time CertTESOL course is only GBP £1250 if you book 3 months before the start date.
Pass Rates January 2017 – November 2018
59 passes (92%)
4 withdrawals (6%)
1 fail (2%)
Armed Forces Learning (ELC) Scheme
We are an Approved Learning Provider under the Armed Forces Learning (ELC) Scheme (provider no.6467). This scheme is open to all serving members of the Armed Forces and any ex-service personnel who are registered for ELC. If you are planning your resettlement training or want to further your own professional development, get in touch.
English Teaching Graduate Scheme
The British Council have designed a scheme to help graduates get the qualifications they need to work abroad. For more information on how to apply for a grant, visit :
Professional and Career Developments Loans
We are approved by the Professional and Careers Development Loan organisation as a learning provider for CertTESOL. This means that you can, if eligible, apply for a loan to help pay for your CertTESOL course at our training centre.Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loan product. You can use the loan to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider identification number is 10237.