About Trinity CertTESOL

What is the Trinity CertTESOL?

The Trinity CertTESOL is a teacher training course for people who have little or no experience of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The course gives people the skills and knowledge they need to become successful English teachers all over the world.

What makes it official?

The Trinity CertTESOL and CELTA are the only two TEFL qualifications regulated by Ofqual at Level 5. Ofqual is the exam “watchdog” and is the government department that regulates UK qualifications and exams. Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is regarded as comparable in difficulty to the second year of an undergraduate degree.

What is the difference between these qualifications and other certificates?

Other courses and certificates have varying levels of accreditation, varying from no accreditation to some course content but no moderation visits. They may be accredited by independent companies but are not government regulated. Some courses are also regulated by Ofqual but at a lower level (e.g. weekend TEFL courses) which are not as rigorous and don’t provide real teaching practice.

At TEFL Iberia, in order to be able to provide the Trinity CertTESOL qualification, all the course content is strictly moderated, the staff are vetted, the school facilities are inspected and an external moderator comes to every single course to make sure the standards are kept high.

Why did TEFL Iberia choose to become Trinity accredited?

The Trinity course encompasses teaching children as well as adults, something we feel is important as there is a big demand in Barcelona for TEFL teachers who work with young people. Trinity is also more flexible than the Cambridge CELTA, offering course providers like ourselves more scope to adapt and interpret the course according to our standards. As we are one of the top-rated independent TEFL courses worldwide, we wanted to retain the aspects of the course which set us above other TEFL courses.

Why should I do a Trinity accredited-course?

A course that is Trinity accredited meets the highest of standards, meaning you know that you’ve received the best possible training for your future career as a TEFL teacher. The Trinity qualification is recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence, meaning that our graduates are even more attractive to future employers. The CertTESOL is also recognised by the British Council, who run accredited English language courses all over the world, employing TEFL teachers in a professional working environment offering fair pay and good conditions.