20 Weeks
PC Code

This course provides an internationally recognised initial qualification for teachers of English as a Foreign Language, validated by Trinity College, London. The course is intended for those with little or no teaching experience and provides a comprehensive practical introduction to teaching English.

What will I learn?

The main course content is delivered and assessed through five units these are:

  • Unit 1: Teaching skills
  • Unit 2: Language awareness including grammar and phonology
  • Unit 3: Learner profile
  • Unit 4: Materials assignment
  • Unit 5: Unknown language

Successful trainees must demonstrate an awareness of the needs of other colleagues in the team, teaching and non-teaching, and the value of mutual support in the teaching, learning and training environment. They must also demonstrate an awareness of the need for professional development during and after the course, based on a constructive response to training input and feedback from tutors and peers.

How will I be taught?

It is delivered through taught sessions, discussions, workshops, tutorials, observations and teaching practice placements within the College.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments and examinations with practical assessments as part of the requirements to achieve the certificate.

What can I do next?

There are excellent employment prospects at home and abroad for teachers of English as a foreign language. 

Is there anything else I need to know?

The course will run for 20 weeks on Wednesdays from 13:00-21:00 (with breaks).

Entry Requirements

You need to have GCSE English at grade C (4) or above. Equivalents will be considered such as Functional Skills, English Level 2, Cambridge Advanced or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. You also need to have a Level 3 qualification. You need to have DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Clearance in place to study this course. Preston’s College can support you at a cost of £44. For more information please contact the Advice Centre.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

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