Course summary

- Boost your TEFL learning from basic to extensive with our Level 5 180 Hour Online TEFL Course. Through this comprehensive Course, not only will you be equipped with all the tools necessary to become a successful TEFL teacher, but your qualification will also be regarded more highly than the majority of TEFL qualifications due to its sought-after Level 5 status.

  • - In case you’re wondering, this status essentially means that our Course has been regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation of the UK government (or Ofqual, for short) and has been deemed to be the equivalent of a foundation degree or a CELTA qualification – see our Course Comparison Page for more details. In short: the higher the qualification level, the more employable you become and the more you can potentially earn – win!

- The Level 5 180 Course combines fundamental TEFL learning with two Specialist Courses to give you additional preparation for teaching engaging grammar lessons and adapting your lessons to accommodate younger learners.

  • - What’s more, as the Course is 100% online-based, you’ll benefit from 24/7 access so that you can learn on the go and fit your studying around your lifestyle. Before you know it, you’ll be TEFL qualified and ready to start your extraordinary TEFL journey!

Course breakdown


  • With no classroom dates to worry about and no set hours of learning, you can pop in and out of your course whenever and wherever you like – whether it’s on the bus to work, in front of the TV or at the local library; your course will remember where you last got up to and save all of your progress every time.

Plus, you’ll also have consistent support and guidance from our team of DELTA-qualified tutors, who’ll be at your every beck and call from start to finish. So, whether you’re confusing your prepositions with your pronouns or you’d like some tips on the end-of-course test, you can contact them via phone, email or web chat.

  • We’ve also made sure that our course content is engaging and interactive as well as informative. So, you’ll get plenty of useful videos, fun quizzes and reusable resources to keep your learning experience as enjoyable as possible.


The Level 5 180 Hour Online TEFL Course will give you a thorough A-Z of TEFL so that you feel prepared and confident when it comes to stepping into that first classroom. If you’re new to teaching, don’t worry! Our training is intended to take you from a newbie to a seasoned pro in just a few short modules.

Take a quick look at some of the topics you’ll cover:

- Develop and structure effective lesson plans

- Include relevant and engaging content for your lessons

- Deliver fun and informative grammar classes

- Adapt your lessons to accommodate younger learners

- The practicalities of TEFL teaching including managing a classroom


  • Before you hop on the TEFL bandwagon, it’s always good to get a well-rounded idea of the content you’ll be covering in your course.

Here’s a list of the modules you’ll take combined with a brief introduction of each of them:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to TEFL
  • In this section, you’ll learn all about TEFL along with historical approaches to English teaching to give you a good foundation to base the rest of your studying on.

Unit 2: Initial Lesson Planning

Unit 2 will cover the first fundamental skill of teaching English: planning an effective lesson.

  • Unit 3: Structuring Your Lesson
  • Following on from that, you’ll find out how best to construct a lesson to ensure it’s easy to follow in a classroom setting.

Unit 4: Making it Work in the Classroom

Next, it’s time to learn how to use your environment to your advantage including how to manage a classroom and creating a good teaching environment.

  • Unit 5: Teaching Vocabulary
  • In this unit, you’ll go through the meaning of words, presenting vocabulary and checking your students’ understanding of it.

Unit 6: Teaching Pronunciation

Word stress, intonation and word patterns are just a few of the topics you’ll cover in Unit 6 to help you learn to teach pronunciation.

  • Unit 7: Teaching Grammar
  • Unit 7 looks at the nuts and bolts of English, from the different word types to meaning and uses of these and how to build phrases and sentences using them.

Unit 8: Teaching Young Learners

Adapting your lessons to accommodate younger learners is a valuable skill to have in the TEFL industry. You’ll get to grips with this here.

  • Unit 9: Teaching the Four Skills
  • The four skills are reading, writing, speaking and listening. You’ll cover each of these along with ideas for teaching them, approaches and choosing materials.

Unit 10: External Resources and Next Steps

In the final unit, you’ll have access to information on coursebooks, ideas for activities and games and even some guidance on finding that all-important first job.


To make your life easier, our Level 5 180 Course is all completed online so you can fit it around work, school, university or childcare – it really couldn’t be more flexible. Whether you want to study for two hours each day or take time out to complete larger chunks at the weekend, your course will be ready and waiting for you to log in and continue where you left off. Simple!