Combined Level 5 TEFL Course in the UK and Ireland

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About

At the TEFL Academy, our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), regulated by Ofqual (UK) and the DEAC (US) so it’s certified by two government bodies!

This course will give you a strong understanding of what employers are looking for. Complete 20 hours in the classroom as an addition to 148 hours of online study. For certain employers, it is preferable to have some in class experience other that solely online, our combined course gives you exactly that.

You will learn so much from other students in the classroom and have the opportunity to actually teach! The 20-hour weekend class is designed to breakdown the fundamentals of TEFL.

Highlights
  • Ofqual (UK government) regulated & accredited by Qualifi
  • Level 5 qualification
  • Internationally recognised
  • Free access to our international jobs board & help from our dedicated recruitment team
  • Free 30-Hour Top-up Course in Teaching Young Learners, Teaching Business English or Teaching Online & 1:1

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Reviews

9.41 Rating
based on 56 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 91.07%
  • 7-8 rating 8.93%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
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  • Instruction 9.4
  • Support 9.5
  • Value 9.5
  • Academic Rigor 8.6
  • Job Assistance 8.5
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Michael
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Flexible and Professional

This was an enjoyable course. Being online, there was a lot of opportunity to link extra resources and materials, which The TEFL Academy did well and often. The course work was engaging and flexible. The staff was very quick to respond to tickets, and were especially kind in letting me pause the course when life circumstances forced me to delay studying in order to move house amidst fire concerns. The experience The TEFL Academy provided has given me a good foundation for me to develop in the real and virtual classroom.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have prioritized my initial assignment in order to avoid having to pause my course.
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Jo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent Course 10/10

This course exceeded my expectations. Well written and presented and easily accessed via an online portal. It was very thorough and deserving of the hours it took to undertake it properly. After all, we all want to be able to make a difference and do our very best for the people we go on to teach. The response to any online ticket was prompt and good to know there were humans at the other end to assist. The examiners were thorough and provided excellent feedback; by keeping standards high, it will ensure the TEFL Academy qualification continues to be highly respected in the marketplace.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Make a proper plan, from the outset, for study time and stick to it. Found it really beneficial to have a quiet place where I could concentrate 100% on the course for several hours at a time.
2 people found this review helpful.
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Gregory
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My review

The material was really well prepared. Everything was clear, transparent and easy to digest. The graphic layout was eye catching which added to the pleasantness of studying with the TEFL Academy. The slides contained relatively small chunks of information which made the w studying easier and more pleasant. I really appreciated the videos with instructions for the three assignments. I think that was really helpful. The feedback from the tutors was motivational fur further development. I really like the fact that I didn’t feel pressured but motivated and encouraged to keep working hard and give my best.

What was your funniest moment?
My course took place remotely thus it’s difficult for me to mention any funniest moments. But a fun and unique program experience, in my case, was connected to preparing all three written assignments. I really enjoyed going them since they gave me a gist of what it means to be a teacher.
3 people found this review helpful.
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valeria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL-excellent course

I work as a primary teacher and I took this course to further develop my knowledge of teaching English as a second language. This course was really well structured, the feedback to each assignment was very detailed and I learned so many things from it. I highly recommend it to anyone who considers broadening their horizons. It allows you to work online from any place in the world, connect with students from everywhere around the world. This course is excellent for both people who want to make money by travelling and meeting new people.

2 people found this review helpful.
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Ali
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Ali Suliman Al-dulimi

I'm Ali Aldulimi, I started this course back in November 2020 and finished it in early march. I enjoyed this course because it was easy to use and extremely helpful. Assignments were quite tough and when I failed an attempt, I was given feedback on what was needed to pass. It feels good to have finally passed and I will hopefully be able to teach anywhere in the world.
I'd recommend this course as it's an ideal way to learn and easy to use. Especially for people who have no experience in teaching.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Get better grades on my assignments. I only managed to pass each of my assignments. Maybe if I tried harder I would have got a merit.
2 people found this review helpful.
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Sara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Qualifi Level 5 TEFl course 168hour

I had a great experience with the tefl academy for my tefl level 5 course. It is regulated by qualifi. It had learning materials very easy to understand. And interactive exercises for practice. I would highly recommend this to especially those involved in teaching of English as a foreign language. And teaching to young learner's . This gave me a very good experience and helped a lot in my English teaching skills and techniques. It is specially recommended for those involved in professional English teaching.

What would you improve about this program?
No improvements to be made . I love the way it was offered.
2 people found this review helpful.
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Pauline
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tefl Academy - Level 5 Combined TEFL

I am an older learner and I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course. The online units are easy to navigate and I loved being able to do them at my own pace. It was a godsend during lockdown having something constructive to focus on. It's a very long time since I had to submit a piece of written work for assessment, and I have to say I found it very challenging. The written assignments took me much longer to complete than I expected but fortunately I was able to buy an extension. I have learned lots and can't wait to use my new skills.
My only negative about the course is the fact the 20hr classroom practice was not able to go ahead due to the Covid situation, but has been replaced by the 10hr webinar. Clearly this is not the fault of the TEFL Academy.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I think I would organise my time better and be more disciplined so that I would not need to buy an extension.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Malshree
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Academy

I really enjoyed my lesson at TEFL Academy. First, I was took very lightly that with less money the course will be very easy, but it was very good in a challenging way. I learnt lots that I had taken for granted and managed to pass my assignment, it took a lot of nights to think of how to make plans and research and corrections. But having said that, I have come out a better teacher with good understanding of the topic.The tutor and admin support was good as they would get back to you with 3 working days and feedback on assignments was very easy to understand.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I did this again, I would give more time and genuine research and commitment every week, as I had left the assignments for too long thinking it will be very easy.
So that finish it with ease rather than rushing out.
3 people found this review helpful.