• South Africa
    • Cape Town
    • Port Elizabeth
    • Pretoria
    • Johannesburg
    • Durban
168 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
The prices differ depending on what country you are doing your TEFL course in, so please check on the website for accurate information depending on your location.
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Nov 16, 2022
Nov 26, 2022
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About Program

Our Combined Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours) is regulated by Ofqual (UK) and approved by the DEAC (US), so has official recognition from 2 government recognized bodies! This makes all the difference when applying for jobs.

Our course is designed so that you can understand your potential employers. Within the industry, some employers prefer “hands on” study rather than purely online, and our combined course provides 10 hours in the classroom with an additional 158 hours of online study. This course will give you additional confidence to handle face-to-face teaching, and allow you to have a competitive edge in the job marketplace.

The 10-hour weekend classroom course is designed to breakdown the fundamentals of TEFL. Within those 10 hours you will have teaching opportunities and gain knowledge from other students in the classroom.

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Program Highlights

  • Level 5 qualification (same level as CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL)
  • Internationally recognised
  • Qualifies you to apply for paid & volunteer internships
  • 6-months access to online campus
  • Tutor support from EFL professionals

Program Reviews

4.88 Rating
based on 153 reviews
  • 5 rating 88.24%
  • 4 rating 11.76%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Instruction 4.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Academic Rigor 4.4
  • Job Assistance 4.4
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Yes, I recommend this program

The TTA TEFL Level 5 course is Excellent

I recently completed the TTA TEFL combined level 5 course and I had an amazing experience! The course is very well put together and I defenitely learned a lot! I truly believe that I have also improved myself as a person throughout this course. I thoroughly enjoyed all the units since they were very well explained and the website is well built, and easily guided me through my learning. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve themselves or open up opportunities for themselves.

  • Online (distance)
  • Part-time
  • Creates opportunities
  • Online (you'll need good internet and a computer)
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Yes, I recommend this program

Very good and easy to use and understand.

It was not a difficult program and it gives you all the tools you will need to learn how to teach a language to someone and it also give you a buff on your vocabulary and English usage. You do need to study on your own so it entails you to have a strong will to go through the course. When you do your assignments be sure to read through the instructions with careful understanding and do not be afraid to contact if you need any help because there are people who will assist you when you need it. In all it was a good learning experience.

  • Learning how to teach a language to another person.
  • Leveling up you vocabulary.
  • Learning how to plan a lesson.
  • Studying on your own which means you have to have a strong will.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL Academy South Africa

It took me a few extensions, but I eventually completed my TEFL course. I enjoyed the depth in which the different units were written for the student. You could read the unit parts as many times until you have fully understood. The tests at the end of every unit are insightful as this is where you get to test your knowledge. The lesson plan examples were also amazing; easy to understand and endless ideas on how you can plan your future lessons. the technical, admin and tutor support is superb, you can always follow up with a phonecall and a friendly voice is always there to solve an issues you may have. Cannot fault this course.

  • Tech, admin & tutor support
  • Lesson plan examples
  • 10 Hour teaching practice
  • Sometimes you have to call to follow up on tickets, however they respond and solve issues asap
5 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Extremely satisfied with The TEFL Academy and the Level 5 Course

The TEFL Academy exceeded my expectations with regards to the TEFL Level 5 Course. I had heard of TEFL before, but hadn't ever seriously considered signing up to complete the certification. While doing my research (I wasn't sure which TEFL company to go through - there are SO many out there), I emailed The TEFL Academy asking some questions, and I was pleasantly suprised to receive a call from a lady in Europe (I live in South Africa) who was more than willing to answer my questions. The customer service really impressed me, and I am so glad I decided to do my certification through The TEFL Academy. The course was well presented, the website was easy to navigate and I found the assignments to be the perfect level of challenging. I haven't started looking for a job yet (I am also working full-time) but The TEFL Academy does have great resources and support for writing your CV and cover letter, and reputable companies looking to hire TEFL teachers. I took about six months to complete the course, but if I worked consistently on it (and didn't work full-time), I think finishing it in 1 - 2 months would be very manageable. I think that would be enough time to go through the course thoroughly and also produce assignments of a high quality. I look forward to the opportunities The TEFL Academy has given me with a certificate of a high standard!

  • Content that is challenging and well thought out
  • Excellent feedback on assignments - alot of thought and helpful input is put into the feedback
  • Professional customer service
  • The course can be time consuming if you are working full-time (consistently working on the course would mitigate this con!)
7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Well structured, user-friendly & valuable

Because of the sheer number of Tefl courses out there, it is difficult to know what to choose. If you need to just quickly get a piece of paper saying you are “certified”, you can easily do this. If you want to actually learn how to manage and teach a class of EFL students, The TEFL Academy is the way to go. The combined level 5 course provides you with everything you need to start a career in EFL teaching and more. They take you step-by-step through everything and the online platform is well designed and super user friendly (sometimes using a phone or tablet can be frustrating so opt for a laptop). The course is also not super easy which I liked. I feel as though I was challenged and pushed to think like an EFL teacher would. The in-person part of the course was also just such a great addition, I would definitely not pass on this. The only downside I saw is the fluctuating prices of the courses. Depending on when you decide to start the course you could either save a lot or spend a lot more than you’d like. This can be frustrating when you see the price drop to 30% lower than what you paid for it a week before. But that is just life I guess and you really do get what you pay for. This isn’t just a certification, it’s a chest filled with incredible tools, resources and lessons.

  • User-friendly & well structured
  • Real-life useful tools and knowledge
  • Good amount of challenge
  • Fluctuating prices
12 people found this review helpful.
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Adrian Ashley
Yes, I recommend this program

TTA Level 5 Diploma TEFL

The TEFL Academy course level 5 was very nice and challenging for me. I learnt a lot about teaching English as a foreign language. The different techniques and approaches will help me in the future when I start the journey of teaching Engish online to people all over the world and broadening the English community. I am looking forward to it and thank you to The TEFL Academy for giving me the key to do it. I would recommend TTA level 5 Diploma TEFL to anyone who would like to make a difference in the lives of people.

  • Learning different tecniques
  • Learning new approaches
  • Quality material
11 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Top Notch

I decided to do my TEFL 168 hours course through the TEFL Academy at the start of covid. It really kept me going with the prospect of future opportunities. The course was so convenient being fully online, I honestly couldn't recommend it more. The assistance offered by the tutors was amazing, I never had to wait longer than 3 days for a response. The course itself was easy to follow and covered all the necessary information to prepare you for teaching abroad. The only thing I can critique is how daunting and time consuming the assignments were, however if you just start and dedicate a little time to doing the work everyday, it is doable.

  • The course is fully online
  • The course covers all the topics needed to prepare you for your future career as an English foreign language teacher abroad
  • The course offers support with tutors that are quick to respond and helpful
  • The assignments are quite daunting - not hard, but daunting.
  • The course can be quite pricey for someone who still doesn't have an income
  • The course is online and doesnt offer any teaching practice face to face.
17 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The title is formal and professional

The Tefl Academy provided a useful platform to learn on. Instructions were very clear which was helpful considering online courses can be very confusing. This was a logically set out course with a generous amount of examples given so you can truly understand the concepts as well as a variety of activities in between the coursework which provide mini tests so you can gage how well you are grasping the concept of the work. The activities are all very easy to follow and rather enjoyable in my opinion. The end of unit tests can be quite tricky but they ffird you the opportunity to fail, restudy the work and try again which is motivating. Tefl assignments defintaly proved the most challenging but they provided examples of what you will encounter in the real work of teaching therefore you learn a lot whilst doing them. Overall I was very satisfied with the course and would most certainly recommend it.

  • The tests help you gauge how well you are understanding the work so far.
  • The assignments help you practice for real world work you will be required to do when teaching
  • The course was easily understandable to follow and learn from
  • Examples sometimes seemed irrelevant to learn
  • Work was sometimes repetitive and thus boring to learn
  • It's tough to gauge how much more work you have to do in your time limit because you cannot see what's to come so you cannot plan how to study
13 people found this review helpful.

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