Teach with an internationally recognised qualification

The Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an internationally recognised, level 5 (Ofqual) qualification for those interested in starting a career in the field. It focuses on developing the teaching skills and language awareness needed to gain career-based employment in ELT- based professions in the UK and abroad.

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entry requirements

In order to secure a place in the course you must:

  • be over 18 years of age
  • hold “A” level or equivalent qualifications or have relevant experience and training
  • demonstrate excellent spoken and written English (band 7 IELTS in all components of English is not your first language)
  • be willing to work cooperatively with others
  • have a fast and stable Internet connection
 N.B. Suitability will be assessed through application.


Prior to lockdown, Train-to-TEFL was based in the heart of Manchester’s university district at Manchester Metropolitan University’s innovation centre.

At present, all-important teaching practice sessions are delivered entirely online or a combination of online and face-to-face.

We work in partnership with a local charity, Cornerstone, to deliver free classes to anyone in need of English language tuition in the Manchester area. Beneficiaries of these classes include refugees and asylum seekers and those on low incomes. As well as developing your teacher skills you will be providing valuable educational support and making a positive impact on the lives of people in the local community.


Course details

In both our full and part-time courses, you will:

  • observe experienced teachers delivering English language sessions using zoom
  • complete six hours of assessed teaching practice
  • participate in group feedback and preparation workshops
  • attend input sessions

You will have access to the train to travel virtual learning environment where you will find all relevant documentation relating to the course.


Course content is delivered through five units:

    • teaching skills (unit one)
    • language awareness (unit two)
    • learner profile (unit three)
    • materials assignment (unit four)
    • unknown language (unit four)


Unit four is assessed by an external moderator from Trinity College London on the final day of the course. Other units are marked and graded by your tutors as the course progresses.

job opportunities

With the Trinity certTESOL qualification, you will be able to apply for thousands of jobs all over the world, giving you the opportunity to travel and discover other cultures whilst earning a living. We will support you in your search for work by keeping you updated with job alerts, helping you write a TEFL relevant CV and preparing you for TEFL interviews. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional teaching experience through volunteer placements which can be arranged.

course dates

10 week Part-time Evening Course

Our part-time evening courses take place online two evenings a week from 5.30 to 9.30 GMT. Future course dates include:

  • 03/05/22 – 19/07/22
  • 20/09/22 – 06/12/22

course fee

The course is priced at £1300. This includes the course moderation fee, materials, taught input sessions and a six month subscription to the Train-to-TEFL online TESOL support course.

We currently cater for trainee cohorts based in different time zones. Please email us to discuss availability in your part of the world.

how to apply

Apply Now to complete an application form. Alternatively, call Suzannah 0044 (0) 7754 239939 or email learnmore@train-to-tefl.com to discuss any aspect of the course.

What our Trinity CertTESOL graduates say

With a 100% pass rate to date, our Trinity certTESOL trainees can rely on us to provide personalised support and guidance throughout their entire learning journey with us. Click on the links below to hear what some of our graduates have to say about what we do and how we do it.

Terms and conditions

All courses must be paid for in full at the time of enrolment. Payment can be made via PayPal.

Bookings for the TESOL introduction course must be made at least two days prior to the course start date.

The Trinity certTESOL course can only be purchased on successful completion of an application form, application task and interview which includes a written language assessment.

To secure a place on the Trinity certTESOL, a £250 deposit or the full course fee must be paid.

For payment of Trinity certTESOL course fee must be received at least 15 working days prior to the start date of the course.

Train-to-TEFL reserves the right to change course prices at any time.

All online components will become accessible after full payment has been made.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the Trinity certTESOL and TESOL introduction courses run according to the specified times and dates, Train-to-TEFL reserves the right to change or cancel course dates and times in the unlikely event of teacher illness or other circumstances beyond the control of the organisation.

Course fees will be reimbursed in the event of cancellation, but Train-to-TEFL will not accept liability for any costs incurred by the student.

Fees for the Trinity certTESOL course, minus a cancellation fee of £100, can only be returned if the booking is cancelled in writing at least 15 working days before the start of the course.

Deferment requests must be made at least five days before the start of the course.

Trainees in the 120 hour Online Certificate course and online TESOL Support course have 14 days from the date of payment to cancel their subscription. Requests to cancel the course must be made in writing to learnmore@train-to-tefl.com within the 14 day cooling off period.

Trainees have six months to complete all online courses. If an extension is required, this can be arranged by contacting us at learnmore@train-to-tefl.com.

Fee extensions are as follows:

one week at £10
one month at £15
two months at £25
three months at £30

Refunds and deferments cannot be made in the event of non-attendance without prior warning.

Emergencies must be flagged 24-hour’s before the start of the course. Refunds and deferments will only be authorised on the production of written proof (e.g. doctor’s note).

Trainees must arrive on time for all sessions. Late arrivals will only be provided entry at the discretion of the trainer.

100% attendance is required for both courses. Emergency absences may be authorised at the discretion of the trainer.

Train-to-TEFL is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all.

Management reserves the right to exclude and remove trainees deemed to be behaving in an unacceptable manner without refund.

Refreshments (tea and coffee) will also be provided by Train-to-TEFL subject to face-to-face restrictions.

Materials for input sessions on the Trinity certTESOL will be provided by Train-to-TEFL.

Train-to-TEFL will not refund any expenses incurred by the trainee such as the cost of textbooks, food, travel, accommodation et cetera.

Any complaints in relation to the TESOL introduction course must be made before trainees leave the course venue. Train-to-TEFL will not accept any complaints thereafter.

Complaints regarding the Trinity certTESOL course can be made in writing to Trinity College London (www.trinitycollege.com).

Train-to-TEFL does not accept liability for any loss, theft or damage to personal property.

Course payment does not guarantee receipt of certificate. Certificates are only awarded to students who have successfully completed their course.

Students on the Trinity certTESOL are advised that the course is highly intensive in nature. A commitment to evening and weekend study is required throughout the four weeks to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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