Trinity Certificate in Teaching English

Trinity CertTESOL

All our CertTESOL courses can run either online or face-to-face in school, and will depend on demand. When you submit your application form, please choose your preference, and we will be in touch.

Looking for a worldwide recognised TEFL course such as a CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL? The Trinity CertTESOL course could be ideal for you.

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 of the Trinity CertTESOL 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.

TEFL qualification

Part-time (12 weeks)

Course length: 130 hours

Maximum class size: 12

Eligible for funding

Trinity CertTESOL (CELTA Equivalent)

Become a qualified EFL teacher

Internationally recognised qualification

Theory and teaching practice

CPD/careers workshop

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).

Trinity CertTESOL

Same qualification
You will get the same qualification as if you’d done a traditional face-to-face course. This means you’ll receive exactly the same certificate and the same highly-valued qualification.
Same content and same assessment
You will have the same amount of contact hours in the virtual classroom with your tutors, cover exactly the same curriculum and complete the same assignments.
Same tutor support
You will still have the same level of tutor support and guidance.
Same teaching practice
You will still complete six hours of assessed teaching practice, but in an online classroom rather than a face-to-face classroom.
Plus, you will learn to teach online!
This is fast becoming an advantageous and favourable skill among employers, and one which the traditional face-to-face course does not include! There will be comparisons between online and face-to-face teaching, and you will learn a lot of transferable techniques and skills during the course. This means that you will feel equally as prepared to teach in a physical classroom at the end of the course!

Part-Time (12 weeks) 20 September – 17 December 2022

(*) The price does not include the Trinity moderation fee ( Online Moderation fee: £147,  In-School Moderation Fee £152.). This fee is subject to change by Trinity College London. A £200 deposit is required to book your place on the course.

Funding Opportunities are available for:

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 :



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