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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.

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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

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I highly recommend completing the 120 Hour TEFL course. The course and content is very well structured and organized, making it easy to navigate and obtain all the knowledge contained in the course. The course is extremely interesting and covers a range of aspects of the teaching of English. Angela, the customer support advisor and the team were very helpful when addressing any queries or questions regarding the content. It is a very worthwhile course, fantastic value for money. Thank you.
13:04 11 Aug 22
I found the 120 hour TEFL course very enjoyable with TEFL Institute of Ireland. There was always available support along the way. This course gave me a solid grounding for my English teaching journey. I highly recommend this course
Daraigh Quinn
Daraigh Quinn
12:55 11 Aug 22
Hi there. I really enjoyed the TEFL 30-hour 'Teaching Business English' course. I found it really interesting particularly on student need assessments and suggested course planning and design. This is a great addition to the main TEFL Level 5 qualification that I am currently studying for as both courses (coupled with my own business background) really brings things together nicely. Well done TEFL Institute!
Eimear Ryan
Eimear Ryan
12:43 11 Aug 22
I purchased the level 5 TEFL course and I’m very satisfied with it. Easy to get through in my free time at my own pace.The Course goes into much detail about the ins and outs of the language and has great resources for teaching. The staff have been very helpful throughout especially Sarah Foley
Darragh Phelan
Darragh Phelan
13:17 09 Aug 22
I completed an online course which was very informative and very affordable.
Deborah Stack
Deborah Stack
07:53 08 Aug 22
I've had a very positive experience with the TEFL Institute, first with the 180-hour online TEFL certification course and recently with the 10-hour virtual Teaching Practice course. I would like to mention Michelle Benson, who took us through 2 great days of gaining teaching practice: her guidance was crystal-clear, hands-on, inspirational and rewarding, providing the group with practical tips and useful resources. In addition, the multicultural composition of the group was an added bonus. I would greatly recommend both the certification course and the practical webinar for anybody wishing to pursue a career in EFL teaching!
Tania Prestini
Tania Prestini
13:18 07 Aug 22
I enrolled on a course 310 hour and ran out of time but after speaking to one of the members of the team - Emma Coleman - we managed to extend my course so I can continue on my course - the courses they offer are amazing - would recommend and staff (especially Emma) are friendly and there to help :)
Ems McC
Ems McC
13:15 05 Aug 22
Annelies was the most helpful in asking my questions regarding extension to tefl platform. Many thanks, Annelies
Umida Abdurakhimova
Umida Abdurakhimova
14:51 04 Aug 22
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Highfield Qualifications are a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations. As such we’re regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). In addition to this, we’re also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

Course benefits

Ofqual Level 5: Internationally recognised digital certificate issued by The TEFL Institute and Highfield Qualifications
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
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