The Level 5 180: Kick-start your career
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 Online Course combines fundamental TEFL learning with more in-depth specialist modules to give you additional preparation for whatever your TEFL career could throw at you. 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!
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20th November 2023
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1st September 2023
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29th August 2023
I did a 320 hour level 5 diploma. I enjoyed the course but it is only now that I've started a TEFL job that I understand the true value of the course. My employer was very impressed by the diploma but... More
25th August 2023
Thank you very much for the well-structured course. I really enjoyed the course. From the first lesson, I experienced personal growth. Support was just an e-mail away and always available.
17th August 2023
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25th July 2023
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23rd July 2023
Just finished the Level 5 420- hr Diploma. I have a BA in English already, a Graduate Certificate in Education and classroom teaching experience, and thought I knew it all. I was disabused of this ass... More
10th July 2023
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29th June 2023
I really enjoyed my time studying for my course. The help and feedback I received was phenomenal and very educational.
26th June 2023
I have been a University Lecturer in South Africa, lecturing Engineering Surveying to black African students for 40 years. When I retired, I decided to take on a whole new career path and a friend rec... More
25th June 2023
Very professionally presented. The course is concise, full of information, extra reading and tips. This was exactly what I was hoping for. The feedback on assignments is indepth, and clear. I enjoye... More
28th May 2023
To whom this may concern, I have had nothing but the Best in the form of support, both academically and mentally, in that i-to-i makes one feel that this course is not done until it's done, that it... More
24th May 2023
I HONESTLEY HAVE TO GIVE 10 STAR TO I-TO-I TEFL , NOT ONLY I ENJOYED GOING THROUGH LESSONS ONE BY ONE, I SURE LEARNED A LOT. ITS BEEN A GREAT JOURNEY AND FUN. THE TUTORS ARE WELL EDUCATED AND GUIDES ... More
23rd May 2023
I very much enjoyed the course, even more so the longer it got. The tutors' feedback and help was amazing. I think the course is laid out very well and it teaches all the aspects of English teaching. ... More
12th May 2023
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19th April 2023
I really enjoyed the time I spent working on the Level 5 180h course, it was fun and challenging. The course has a very good layout with plenty of important information one needs to be an effective TE... More
18th April 2023
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12th April 2023
I really enjoyed TEFL!!! I am now confident more than ever. I now believe I can structure my lesson plans. This is beautiful!
11th April 2023
I really enjoyed my TEFL course with i-to-i TEFL. The various course contents are well presented, engaging and easy to follow. The assignments take some time to prepare but they are a good preparation... More
9th April 2023
The i-to-i TEFL team from start to end have been Amazing!! The support they offered was just wonderful! Having a full time job and still battling with day to day duties whilst studying they Assisted ... More
2nd April 2023
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22nd March 2023
The tutors are really amazing and always welcoming ....I could do this a million times if I have to.
15th March 2023
They are always eager to help. The tutors are amazing and kind. I’m glad I’ve started my TEFL journey here because I don’t think it would have gone any better.
3rd March 2023
I'm happy to share that I've completed my GA Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at i-to-i. Thank you to Tutor and support team for helping with this. journey.
26th February 2023
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21st February 2023
very robust courses that prepare with everything you need to know about teaching English
16th February 2023
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8th February 2023
Indepth, excellently structured and fun course. Packed with information to prepare you for your TEFL journey. Great support and tutoring! Thoroughly enjoying it.
7th February 2023
I’m a an Education degree holder, learnt sooo much during this course. I was able to use the knowledge from this course into my normal teaching job also as I am teaching English already. Thank y... More
1st February 2023
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31st January 2023
It was hard work juggling a full time job and the course. But you need to do what you need to do and it paid off. I enjoyed the course and the must say I learnt a lot.
27th January 2023
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26th January 2023
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24th January 2023
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22nd January 2023
The learning material is thorough and ensures you are able to work through it progressively building on prior knowledge. The evaluations are fairly challenging so you are sure that you are being test... More
17th January 2023
I have loved every second of the 180 hour course. It has been incredibly insightful and I have learnt so much with regards to teaching and the English language as a whole. The tutors are absolutely fa... More
17th January 2023
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180 hours of TEFL training might sound time-consuming but our experts have designed this Course to fit around any lifestyle, however hectic. 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.
As if that wasn’t enough, 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. Intrigued? Take a quick look at some of the topics you’ll cover:
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!
You’ll also benefit from support and expert advice from our team of DELTA-qualified tutors. Throughout the entirety of your Course, they’ll be ready and waiting for your TEFL questions – and with their wealth of industry knowledge and experience, you’ll always get the answers you need.
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.
This course, as well as all of our top TEFL Courses, is regulated by the English Government department, Ofqual regulated and DEAC-approved, which means it has received official recognition from the US government regulated awarding body.
So, you can rest assured that the content you study will be of the highest quality and your TEFL qualification will internationally-recognised and favoured by employers all over the world.
Who are Ofqual?
Ofqual is the British exam watchdog and their job is to ensure qualifications awarded are of the highest standard. An Ofqual stamp of approval on your 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!
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We’ve also received independent accreditation from the ODLQC (Open & Distance Learning Quality Council) which is recognised by employers across the globe giving you a qualification which will give you the best start on your TEFL journey.
DEAC-approved means the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status has been attained. DEAC holds recognition by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Although you might feel like a strong, independent TEFLer, you might need a nudge in the right direction every now and again – that’s where our experienced, highly-qualified tutors come in. With an abundance of insider info and industry knowledge you’ll get all the answers you need whenever you need them. All you need to do is ask!
We offer both Level 3 and Level 5 Courses but we’d always recommend taking a Level 5 Course if your budget can stretch to it. With a Level 5, you’ll be given even more job opportunities, an increased chance of earning more and you’re job applications will be prioritised over those with Level 3 Courses or lower.
The minimum number of hours you’ll need to complete to find a basic TEFL job or volunteer position is 120. Anything more than that will mean you’re more likely to find a better role for a higher salary – so it depends on what you want to do with your qualification.
Yes! We offer a Level 3 Classroom TEFL Course which can be added to any of our Level 5 Courses to help boost your learning and it also makes you more desirable to employers – win!
Yep! Tons of our graduates are from non-native English speaking countries and they’re pursuing their TEFL careers all over the world. As long as you have a near-native level of English, you can take a Level 5 Course. If you're not quite at a near-native level, check out our Level 3 TEFL Courses instead.
The Course will teach you everything you need to know about grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, so don’t worry if grammar’s not your strongest subject – we’ve got you covered.
To complete the 180 hours of online training, you'll get 120 days. This usually allows more than enough time for our teachers to work through the training. Don't panic if you do run out of time - we offer extensions for up to a year which can be added at any time.
CELTA stands for Certificate in Teaching English to Adults, so if you want to teach children and teenagers, a Level 5 TEFL Course is your best option. Also, a CELTA qualification costs around £1,500 and requires 6 weeks of full-time, in-class training. It’s a no-brainer!
From our friendly TEFL Experts to our DELTA-qualified tutors; our whole squad is passionate about providing excellent customer service – and we’ll be there for you on every step of your TEFL journey.
Here at i-to-i, we’ve built a very strong name for ourselves in the industry. So, not only will your qualification be respected and recognised, it’ll be favoured by employers around the globe.
Established in 1994, we’re the longest-standing TEFL Course provider in the world. Our graduates number over 210,000 and we even pioneered the first ever online and weekend TEFL Courses.
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