Ensuring our courses are of a consistently high quality and recognised by schools and employers around the world is central to our values.
i-to-i courses undergo strict external monitoring and control, ensuring you can be safe in the knowledge that your training is the best it can be.
All of our top i-to-i TEFL qualifications (Level 3, Level 5 and our Advanced Level 5 Diploma) are Ofqual regulated and DEAC-approved which means they have received official recognition from both the UK and US government regulated awarding bodies.
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.
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.
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is the governmental department in the UK 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.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1926. They ensure that online courses offered are of the highest quality for students.
DEAC’s accreditation is recognised in all states within the US as well as international locations.
All our courses at i-to-i follow specific and highly regarded DEAC policies, procedures, guidelines and compliance meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status.
To find out more about the DEAC you can visit their website: https://www.deac.org/
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.
Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) is not an accreditation but a system used for external reviews undertaken by experts in higher education to ensure online course quality.
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 provider 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 DEAC-approved 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!
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