• Online
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
The online course can be purchased in GBP, EUROS, US DOLLARS, AUS DOLLARS, CAN DOLLARS and NZ DOLLARS.
Oct 19, 2020
May 03, 2022
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About Program

We only offer one course because we want all our students to have the best access to global TEFL opportunities. Our course leads to a Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), regulated by Ofqual (UK) and the DEAC (US) so it’s regulated by 2 government bodies!

The online-only version of the course is the most flexible way to get TEFL qualified. Most appeal to anyone would likes to study in your own time with help and support from our dedicated tutor team.

Once you have successfully completed the course you will be qualified to teach English abroad anywhere in the world. For maximum preparation there is an added bonus of a dedicated unit on teaching English to young learners. Another key reason why our TEFL Level 5 certificate is globally the most recognised and accessible TEFL of the market.

The online course consists of eleven mandatory units. With an average of 9 weeks online completion if participating full time.

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Program Highlights

  • Tutor support from EFL professionals
  • Instant access on enrolment
  • 6-months access to online campus
  • Specialist Grammar Unit
  • Internationally recognised

Program Reviews

9.36 Rating
based on 193 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 87.05%
  • 7-8 rating 11.92%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 1.04%
  • Instruction 9.3
  • Support 9.2
  • Value 9.3
  • Academic Rigor 8.3
  • Job Assistance 8.2
  • Content 9.4
  • Engagement 9
  • Support 9.1
  • Platform 9.4
  • Value 9.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Completed Online Level 5 TEFL Course

I have recently completed the online level 5 TEFL course with the TEFL academy. I found the course really engaging and well-structured. It begins with learning the different aspects of English language and provides lots of ideas and further reading in relation to activities and ideas that can be applied in the classroom. I particularly enjoyed the end of unit assessments at the end of each unit as I felt that these gave me something to work towards and kept me focused throughout the units. The coursework activities are interesting and engaging and the speed feedback and grades are received is absolutely incredible. The amount of feedback provided and support from the examiners is also amazing. I would recommend this course to anybody who is considering teaching English as a second language whether that be in the UK with EAL students or abroad.

  • End of unit assessments give you an idea of where you are working at
  • The feedback received from examiners was extremely detailed and informative
  • Sometimes I felt that there should be more interactive activities in the units to break up the vast amounts of information.
2 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excited for Adventure Yet To Come

I started out the course being unsure if I would be able to make it as a teacher in English. I knew next to nothing about being a teacher. But as the course progressed my confidence grew and I now feel equipped to go out into the world on my own. The content was interesting and applicable to real life teaching situations. Granted it is time consuming and takes a lot of personal discipline to complete the course, it was interesting to learn new things about the English Language, that I, as a native speaker, did not know.

  • Looks good on your CV
  • Online platform is easy to use and accessible- can do it at your own pace
  • Provides lots of additional resources
  • It is time consuming
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The TEFL Academy Online Course Level 5

I completed the The TEFL Level 5 online course and the Teaching English Online (1 to 1) course via the TEFL Academy. The experience I had was wonderful and the administrative support offered was friendly and efficient.
Both these courses are student centered, easy to operate and works according to the students pace. The online-only version of the course is the most flexible way to get TEFL qualified. Once you have successfully completed the course you will be qualified to teach English abroad anywhere in the world. The platform also offers assistance with CV, Clover Letter templates as well as providing you with websites to find job placements. This course has been a real stepping stone in furthering my new career.

  • Easy to navigate the website
  • Supportive administrative staff
  • Accredited to work anywhere in the world
  • More interactive videos
  • More assignments
6 people found this review helpful.
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No, I don't recommend this program

Horrible experience with an incompetent "organization"

My experience with the TEFL Academy has been horrible!! To begin with the course was extremely boring and provided zero benefit for teachers. I have around 5 years of experience teaching English to individuals of all ages and levels in multiple countries around the world, so I know what I am talking about when I criticize this absolute uselessness of the "education/information" that is provided by the TEFL Academy.
Then they are too lazy to obtain my certificate of completion that they ask me to contact TQUK, this is after one month of waiting when they "claim" time and again that certificates will be sent within two weeks. I have to contact TEFL to ask what is going on, they are not professional enough to contact me to explain that there is a delay, and then they have the nerve to tell me to sort out the problem myself.
Don't waste your time or money on this organization, there are plenty of others who I am sure are competent and do their jobs.

  • Boring
  • Not useful for real teaching
  • Incompetent and lazy employees
8 people found this review helpful.
Response from The TEFL Academy

Robert, I am very sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the course that we provide. We receive almost exclusively positive feedback from our students, so we take negative feedback very seriously.

Our course is an accredited Level 5 TEFL Course. Level 5 is the same level of difficulty as both a CELTA and TESOL course, therefore our course must meet the stringent standards of OFQUAL, Qualifi, DEAC and AQC to prove is at the standard of a Level 5 qualification.

Certificates are provided free of charge to students upon course completion. There have been delays in the production of certificates throughout the course of the covid pandemic, which has led to some certificates taking longer than the average 14 days to be dispatched. We have been in communication with TQUK directly and have been actively chasing your certificate of completion, which we have stated in emails to you.

The suggestion to contact TQUK was only if you wished to confirm this with them personally. Please rest assured that we are doing our utmost to have your certificate delivered as soon as possible.

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Yes, I recommend this program

First rate program

A first rate program, with excellent content and support. Very comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the curriculum. Great use of different teaching styles and media. The assignments are very well thought through, and certainly add to the overall quality of the program. They help to reinforce the key learning points, and add extra depth to the program. The additional reading material and videos are also excellent, and I will continue to use and review them over time. I would highly recommend this program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Carpe diem. It is never too or too late. So just go for it.
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Level 5 Online

It was a brilliant course, challenging, but really well thought out. I enjoyed doing every part of the course and found it extremely interesting and rewarding. The support was diligent and didn't take long to respond. I really enjoyed doing Unit 9 where they discussed the history of English and explained how it became an international language. I personally never knew the amount of effort teachers go through to present their classes, but this course has really changed my perspective of teaching and made me more assertive in my decision to potentially become a teacher.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would definitely spend more time reading through all the extra sources. I found them helpful, but didn't create bookmarks for all of them.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent TEFL Course!

At first, I was so excited to enroll in this online TEFL course. I admit the assignments weren't easy and there were plenty of times when I wasn't sure I could complete them. However, with a bit of motivation and the generous support from the online tutors, I was able to successfully finish the program, even if it did take three course extensions and almost two years of on-and-off studying. I'm grateful to this company for giving me the opportunity to earn my TEFL certification, and I look forward to seeing where it takes me in the future :)

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would definitely focus more time and attention on this program so that I wouldn't have to pay for three course extensions (haha!).
10 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent TEFL Academy Level 5 course online

It is a very thorough course, contains everything I expected and more. There's so many different aspects to teaching English as a foreign language that I hadn't thought about and this course brought them to the forefront. Love the interactive parts where there is a chance to put your newly gained knowledge to the test. Keeps it interesting and not too dry. The assignments are challenging, which is exactly what's needed. Give yourself plenty of time to complete the assignments. Don't hesitate if you're considering this course...go for it!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment for me was waiting for my final assignment grade. I overcame it by trusting in myself and the new knowledge I'd gained through the course.
10 people found this review helpful.

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