TEFL Accreditation & Regulation

English government regulated TEFL Courses from an Accredited TEFL provider

Top internationally recognised TEFL qualifications from i-to-i

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.

View your Ofqual certificate here
Gatehouse Awards Sample Certificate Thumbnail
Ofqual regulated stamp of approval

Who are Ofqual and why are they important?

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.

Logo for Gatehouse Awards

Who are Gatehouse Awards and why are they important?

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.

What’s the difference between ‘regulated’ and ‘accredited’?

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 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!

What does a Level 3 qualification mean?

The i-to-i TEFL courses lead to a Level 3 qualification. This is the equivalent in difficulty to an A Level in the UK, a Collegeboard Advanced Placement exam (AP) in the USA, a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) in Australia or a Matric Exam in South Africa.

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.


To find out more about our TEFL CoursesClick here

Gatehouse Awards Sample Certificate