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240 Hour Level 5 TEFL Online Course
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Maximise your TEFL potential with the 240 Hour Level 5 TEFL Course. Giving you more in-depth TEFL training, we’ve combined our 180 Hour Level 5 TEFL Course with two in-demand specialist courses: IELTS and TOEIC Preparation. 

With millions of students sitting the IELTS (International English Language Teaching System) and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) tests each year, exam preparation teachers are in huge demand. This extra training will give you an instant boost to your earning potential and career opportunities.  

Our Level 5 TEFL courses are Oqual UK government regulated. So, with a TEFL Level 5 certificate, you’re demonstrating your commitment to a high level of training to give you access to the most competitive jobs worldwide. Plus, with 24/7 online access to your course, you can study using any device. That means you can train at your own pace and fit TEFL around your lifestyle.

New level 5 TEFL Course Explained


Our Level 5 TEFL courses are designed with busy lifestyles in mind. There’s no set lesson times, so you can study online at a time that suits you. You’ll cover a wide range of TEFL topics, including lesson planning, teaching pronunciation and teaching young learners. Not to mention, your tutor will be on hand to support you throughout. 


Ofqual is the body responsible for ensuring qualification standards are maintained. It means our Level 5 TEFL courses have been assessed to be the same level as a diploma of higher education (DipHE), a foundation degree, two years at university, and the CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL qualifications. 


The TEFL Institute of Ireland is the only course provider in Ireland that offers the prestigious Level 5 TEFL Ofqual regulated courses online. Trusted and respected by top employers worldwide, a TEFL Level 5 certificate with us opens doors for you to secure some of the best TEFL jobs and salaries around. 

Who can take this course?

You’re a fluent English speaker
You want to teach in Europe or the Middle East
You’re looking to teach abroad and earn a top salary
You want to work for the best TEFL employers

Preview Your Certificate

Take a look at your future Accredited TEFL Certificate
  • Teach Abroad
  • Teach Anywhere
  • Online Teaching
  • Higher Salary

The Accreditation Council for Distance Learning (ACDL) has strict standards that TEFL course providers must follow. It’s not just the quality of our courses that the ACDL assesses, but the whole process from start to finish. Our ACDL specific course accreditation means that the course has passed a rigorous evaluation, meets high standards, and is monitored regularly. Average completion time: 10-14 weeks

Course benefits

240 hours of Level 5 online TEFL training
Downloadable TEFL course material
TEFL training approved by Ofqual
Expert job-hunting advice
Access to TEFL jobs board
Lifetime support and guidance
Study online at your own pace
Personal online TEFL tutor support
12 months of study time
Internationally-recognised Level 5 certificate
Downloadable TEFL coursebook
Use the world’s first TEFL App
Employer certificate verification
Weekly live tutor support session via Zoom
Lifelong Level 5 TEFL qualification
24/7 access to your course on any device

What Our Graduates Say

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The TEFL institute are extremely helpful and quick to answer when it comes to any issues, would definitely recommend.
Joey Knowles
Joey Knowles
09:53 08 Dec 21
I am currently completing the 120hr course with TEFL and just recently did the 10 hour virtual TEFL course with Michelle Benson. Michelle was absolutely fantastic and made the whole thing so much fun. I feel so much more confident now in my ability to be able to teach a class especially online after doing this course. Michelle was able to answer any questions that we may have had and give amazing feedback on our work.
Aoife Devlin
Aoife Devlin
12:36 07 Dec 21
I cannot recommend the TEFL Institute highly enough - I completed my 180 Hour course online, and everything was top notch. The materials are thorough and well thought out, with loads of helpful links and external material throughout. The staff were excellent and very helpful, I spoke to Sarah and Kate - both the online and on phone support are great, with any questions I had answered very fast.If anyone is thinking of taking a TEFL course, the TEFL Institute is definitely the way to go.
gavin tracey
gavin tracey
12:44 03 Dec 21
My experience with the TEFL program has been excellent. Communication has been very good especially with help from Sarah and others who have helped me throughout the program. I would definitely recommend the program to others!
Grainne Cullen
Grainne Cullen
09:17 03 Dec 21
Just received my Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the TEFL Institute. A big Thank you to all my fellow students who attended the Live Tutor sessions and asked questions, the answers to which benefited all in progressing through the various modules. To Lucy, Rachel, and Sarah who were always on hand to answer questions and were generous with their patience and advice. It has been an amazing experience and has given me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to move to the next stage and commence Teaching. Thank you all at TEFL. I would highly recommend your 180 hour program including the 30 hour online module.Gerry Clancy
Gerry Clancy
Gerry Clancy
16:54 02 Dec 21
I have enrolled and studied my first course on The TEFL Institute; it was an great experience for me and I have learned so many things that I didn't know before. Thank you so much for having a amazing courses.
Fatima-Ezzahrae Lakraa
Fatima-Ezzahrae Lakraa
10:00 02 Dec 21
I recently completed the 120 Hour Premier TEFL Course and thought it was very engaging. I enjoyed doing the course and learned a lot from it. Thanks to everyone on the TEFL team!
Daniel Shannon
Daniel Shannon
14:05 01 Dec 21
Having completed the 120hour course with the TEFL institute, I have continued to study with them and have just completed the 30 Hour Teaching Online course. This is the perfect course for anyone considering online teaching. They provide so much resources to help you teach online and provide teaching platforms to get started with. Couldn’t recommend more 😊
Alisha ORourke
Alisha ORourke
12:56 01 Dec 21

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