Choosing a TEFL Course all depends on what you want to do with your qualification once you’ve passed. If you’re wanting to teach English abroad whilst travelling, you can teach in most countries with our Level 5 180 Hour TEFL Course.
However, if you’re interested in a full-time teaching career, in general, you’ll have access to a wider selection of well-paid jobs if you opt for a course with higher hours. Our 300 and 320 Hour Level 5 TEFL Diplomas both include two Level 5 Specialist Courses: Business English and One-to-One & Online Teaching.
These modules are perfect if you’re wanting to hone your skills in those particular areas, getting you totally prepared for specific teaching situations.
When choosing a TEFL Course provider, it’s important to ensure you choose a company who are regulated, running accredited TEFL Courses.
At i-to-i, all of our Level 3 and Level 5 TEFL Courses are regulated by Ofqual, a subsidiary of the English Government. We’re also 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 pretty special if we do say so ourselves! With a regulated TEFL Course on your CV, your application will stand out worldwide and be recognised in most countries looking for TEFL teachers.
Teacher salaries vary depending on the employer and country, but most TEFL roles will pay a salary that’s enough to live comfortably by local standards.
When it comes to choosing a Level 5 over a Level 3 TEFL Course, it generally opens up doors to higher paid teaching roles in more competitive schools and countries. This includes work in native English-speaking countries.
We say as a guide, you can earn between £1,500-£3,500 a month in well paid TEFL teaching roles. This obviously all depends on where you’re teaching, your level of experience and which company you’re with.
Yes! You don’t need a degree to take any of our Level 5 TEFL Courses. However, once qualified there may be some restrictions on certain countries in which you can teach due to visa stipulations.
Saying that, there are many places around the world where a degree isn’t required to become a TEFL teacher. In addition, teaching English online is an excellent way to teach English without a degree – as you can teach from anywhere in the world.
Yes! Our knowledgeable team will support you throughout your TEFL Course, and after that you’ll have access to thousands of exclusive roles worldwide through a brand new jobs board run by our sister company, LoveTEFL.
TEFL is an excellent career for lots of teachers around the world – bearing in mind you can earn up to £3,500 per month in very highly paid roles in countries such as Japan, the UAE or Saudi Arabia.
There’s potential for progression to roles such as Director of Studies, Language Centre Managers and even TEFL Course Designers (like our tutors!) Once you’ve got some TEFL experience from an Internship or TEFL job, the world can be your oyster! If you are looking to make TEFL a career rather than a short-term solution to earn some travel money, we advise that you take one of our Level 5 TEFL Courses over our Level 3 options as the higher level opens up more job opportunities.