Ensuring our courses are of a consistently high quality and recognised by schools and employers around the world is central to our values. In fact, we have the only Level 3 TEFL qualification of any TEFL provider.
All the top i-to-i TEFL qualifications are Ofqual regulated. This means our courses undergo strict external monitoring and control, ensuring you can be safe in the knowledge that your training is the best it can be. The Ofqual seal of approval gives employers the confidence that you’ve got a top qualification, practically guaranteeing you a job. We’re also accredited by ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council), an independent body who quality checks open and distance learning.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is the governmental department in England responsible for maintaining and regulating educational standards, exams and certifications.
Ofqual recognise Awarding Organisations like Gatehouse Awards and regulate qualifications like ours. There’s a number of different accrediting bodies out there but the main name to look out for is Ofqual – they regulate the qualification and ensure that it meets the highest standard. We recommend that you make sure that any TEFL course you’re about to start has been independently checked and leads to a regulated qualification.
An Ofqual regulated TEFL qualification will be recognised worldwide and is highly respected by employers, pushing your resume to the top of the pile and getting you your dream TEFL job!
You can check i-to-i’s TEFL qualification on the Ofqual website here.
Gatehouse Awards are a British-based Awarding Organisation (think Exam Board) who are recognised by Ofqual. They have independently gone through our course content in detail, scrutinising them before giving them their seal of approval on behalf of Ofqual.
Put simply, qualifications are regulated and TEFL providers are accredited. When you’re on the lookout for a TEFL course that’s right for you, it’s important to find out if the course is accredited, the qualification you will receive is regulated, and who by!
When the TEFL provider is accredited by a recognised institution, you’ll have reassurance of quality training. Pair that with an Ofqual regulated TEFL Qualification and you’ll know your hard-earned TEFL certificate is recognised by schools and employers across the world.
i-to-i are accredited by the ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council) who are an independent body, giving you the best start to your TEFL journey. You’re likely to find companies and courses that are accredited, but there aren’t many who also have regulated qualifications – we’re one of them!
The i-to-i TEFL courses lead to a Level 3 qualification. This is the equivalent in difficulty to an A Level. We use the UK Qualifications framework which is recognised and replicated around the world.
Employers across the globe recognise the value and importance, not only of qualifications that are awarded in the UK, but those that are regulated here too. Their level structure is more likely to match up so they know how qualified you are when they employ you.
Within the TEFL industry are the CELTA and Trinity TESOL qualifications, both are Ofqual regulated TEFL courses and result in a Level 5 qualification. These courses are often 4 weeks of intense classroom based training and can be expensive, around £1,000/$1,500.
i-to-i TEFL courses take less time to complete, are very flexible and are much cheaper than a CELTA or TESOL qualification.
Ultimately, you can find well-paid TEFL jobs with an i-to-i TEFL, CELTA or TESOL qualification. Employers ask for a minimum of a 120 Hour TEFL course certificate, so once you’ve got your qualification there’s nothing stopping you applying for jobs.
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