Home / Courses / 300 Hour Level 5 TEFL Advanced Diploma

Enrol Now & Receive 3 Free Gifts

Gift Image 30 Hour Teaching English Online Course
Gift Image 30 Hour Teaching Business English Course
Gift Image Bonus AI Module For TEFL Teachers
COURSE OVERVIEW
300 Hour Level 5 Advanced TEFL Diploma Course

The crème de la crème of TEFL courses, our Level 5 300 Hour Advanced TEFL  Diploma is one of the best courses to learn everything you need to know to teach in any setting. Want to teach young learners in a classroom abroad? No problem! How about business professionals online in the comfort of your own home? Sure thing! It’s all possible with a level 5 advanced diploma.

What’s more, TEFL employers will be dazzled by your commitment to a high standard of training. Assessed at the same level as the CELTA, this level 5 certificate is recognised by employers worldwide. In other words, it looks great on your CV!  

Once TEFL qualified, it’s up to you where you go. Your lifetime TEFL certificate is your ticket to travel the world or set your own hours working from home. Whatever you decide to do, we’re certain you’ll love the freedom and satisfaction of a TEFL career. And we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

Months
6 Months of Study Time
10-14 Weeks
Once you have completed this diploma, you are gaining a lifetime and internationally-recognised diploma certificate.
Once you have completed this diploma, you are gaining a lifetime and internationally-recognised certification
ENGLISH LEVEL TEST
Want to find out which online TEFL course is best for you? Take our test today and we’ll match your abilities and goals to your ideal TEFL course.
Take the Test
SALARY CALCULATOR
Have you been thinking about teaching English online? Is it worth it? Calculate your potential earnings and discover how much money can you make teaching online.
Calculate Your Salary
Our Course Style

We understand that 300 hours of study might sound like a lot. But, with 6 months to complete your course, 24/7 online access and support from experienced tutors along the way, you’ll have everything you need to succeed. Simply log in to our online learning platform to access your course and study at your own pace. 

What's Included?

Along with the 180 Hour Level 5 Diploma, you’ll get the following level 5 specialist TEFL courses: 60 Hour Award in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Business English & 60 Hour Award in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Online & One-to-One.
Combining these courses is a cost–effective
 and savvy way to get the most in-depth TEFL training.
 

Top 5 Benefits of this Diploma Course
  • Employers will be highly impressed that you have undertaken and passed the TEFL Diploma, due to its prestigious reputation and detailed TEFL training content.
  • The broad range of content covered in the TEFL Diploma course will provide you with a sound knowledge of the profession and give you the confidence to teach English anywhere you want to.
  • The course includes free digital and hard copy certificates (terms and conditions apply) which means you don’t have to pay any extra fees for this, which is the case with other TEFL courses.
  • The interactive and engaging style of our course will leave you excited to log on and study your next lesson!
  • Our course also covers online teaching which is a key feature of today’s TEFL market. This means you will have up-to-date knowledge of teaching TEFL today, another thing to impress your potential employers!
Our Accreditations

HIGHFIELD QUALIFICATIONS AWARDING BODY IN THE UK

Approved Center Number: 21335

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. The TEFL Institute is an approved training center by Highfield Qualifications, an independent Ofqual approved Awarding Organization. This means the TEFL Institute has met Highfield’s expectations for developing and delivering high quality courses in the TEFL industry. Every year, Highfield maintains evaluation visits to ensure we are consistently meeting the high standards with our training.

OFQUAL (THE OFFICE OF QUALIFICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS REGULATION)

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is the regulator for vocational qualifications in England and Northern Ireland. Ofqual gives formal recognition to Awarding Organizations and monitors their activities. Ofqual has given approval for Highfield, the Awarding Organization (AO), to provide a wide range of regulated qualifications in varying sectors, including Education and Training.

You will gain 38 Credit Points at Level 5 (RQF) on successful completion of the 180 hour Ofqual regulated TEFL Diploma course (launched October 2021), which is more than most Level 5 TEFL qualifications. Qualification Number 610/1571/4 on the Ofqual Register.

View the TEFL Institute’s qualification status on the Ofqual Register

DEAC AQC CURRICULUM APPROVED CENTRE

DEAC is a prestigious accrediting agency based in the United States. Its Approval Quality Curriculum (AQC) status signifies that a program or course has met its rigorous quality standards. For our Level 5 TEFL Courses, DEAC approval means that our curriculum, assessments, and overall standards align with those set by US educational authorities. AQC stands for Approved Quality Curriculum. It is a status granted by DEAC to signify that a particular curriculum or course offered by an educational institution meets the rigorous quality standards set by DEAC. Essentially, AQC indicates that the curriculum has been thoroughly reviewed and approved by DEAC for its quality and adherence to educational standards.

At The TEFL Institute, we proudly announce that our Level 5 TEFL Courses have received approval from DEAC, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. DEAC’s AQC designation signifies that our courses meet stringent quality standards, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). This approval underscores our commitment to providing exceptional TEFL training that meets global standards of excellence.

ODLQC – OPEN & DISTANCE LEARNING QUALITY COUNCIL

ODLQC was founded in 1969 as the Council for the Accreditation of Correspondence Colleges, becoming the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council in 1995.Accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of a provider’s administrative and tutorial methods, educational materials and publicity, to ensure that all Standards are met. Our courses undergo strict external monitoring and control checks an on ongoing basis to ensure you receive the highest quality teacher training experience.

View the TEFL Institute’s verification on ODLQC website.

Ireland's Leading TEFL Provider

The TEFL Institute of Ireland is trusted and recognised by employers worldwide. At the heart of everything we do is our mission to provide you with the best TEFL experience. From study support to lifetime job assistance, our team of experienced TEFL teachers and trainers have the expertise to help you achieve your TEFL goals.    

Jacob Thomas - Academic Director Recommends

OUR BRAND NEW LEVEL 5 TEFL DIPLOMA COURSE IS CUTTING EDGE IN THE WORLD OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING.
With interactive, up-to-date materials, we have created the most comprehensive and user-friendly course on the market based on our many years of experience delivering top-quality TEFL training.

Get your TEFL Diploma to give yourself the best chance possible to secure yourself one of the thousands of TEFL jobs worldwide.’

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR
Jacob Thomas

TEFL Diploma 3-Day Free Trial

Do you want to know what to expect from an online TEFL Diploma?

With our free trial you will have unlimited access over 3 days to a sample of real course modules. Try our interactive learning and feel confident to enrol on this Level 5 TEFL course.

Start 3-Day Trial
Course Content Breakdown
Our courses are built with students’ experience in mind - proven learning principles, mentorship. With interactive, up-to-date materials, we have created the most comprehensive and user friendly course on the market based on our many years of experience in delivering top-quality TEFL training.
Internationally Recognised TEFL Diploma
Digital & hard copy Ofqual level 5 diploma included.
Letter of Reference
Complete your TEFL course & receive a free personalised PDF reference letter.
Full Suite of Tutor Support
Weekly Zoom classes, personal tutor assigned to each learne & Discord Board to connect with other learners.
Level 5 TEFL Diploma Courses
TEFL training approved by Highfield Qualifications and government regulated by Ofqual. Giving you CELTA equivalent level of certification.
Job Support
Lifetime access to our jobs board & recruitment team ready to help you kickstart your TEFL career.
Employer Certificate Verification
Your future employer can verify if your certificate is on our database and accredited.
TEFL on the Go App
All students can complete their training from any device, from anywhere in the world with 24/7 access.
24/7 Access
Self-paced online TEFL course. Complete the course at your own pace, and at times that suit you. Even if you are working or studying you can complete the course at ease with our 6 months study time.
Course Content Breakdown
10-14 weeks • TEFL Institute of Ireland mentorship • approx. 5-6 hrs/week time commitment
Load More
180 hour Level 5 Diploma
Module 1: The Principles of Teaching English Grammar

Module 1: The Principles of Teaching English Grammar

In order to teach grammar, a TEFL teacher needs to be comfortable and understand it themselves! This is why we provide a comprehensive overview of grammar in the English language. If you’re not an expert on grammar before the course, you will be when you finish Module 1!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5 Diploma
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 6
  • Guided learning hours: 30
Module 2: The Principles of Teaching English Vocabulary

Module 2: The Principles of Teaching English Vocabulary

Teaching English isn’t all about grammar, teaching vocabulary is important too. In this module, you’ll learn about the different groups of vocabulary that we teach, how students learn new words best and the most effective techniques that we use as teachers to teach new vocabulary in the classroom.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5 Diploma
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 15
Module 3: The Principles of Learners' Needs and Teaching Methodologies for Online and Face-to-Face learning

Module 3: The Principles of Learners’ Needs and Teaching Methodologies for Online and Face-to-Face learning

In the world of TEFL, there are different lesson structures and methodologies we use. It is likely that employers will expect you to be able to employ some of these methodologies when you teach your lessons. In this module, you will learn about the most common TEFL teaching methodologies; how they work and how to implement them!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 15
Module 4: The Principles of Teaching Receptive Skills for Online and Face-to-Face Learning

Module 4: The Principles of Teaching Receptive Skills

Another side of TEFL teaching is teaching students the necessary skills they need to be able to use the language. In this module, you will learn about techniques and activities to use to maximise students’ use of receptive skills (listening and reading!)

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 18
Module 5: The Principles of Teaching Productive Skills

Module 5: The Principles of Teaching Productive Skills 

Once you’ve mastered teaching reading and listening, we move onto how to teach the productive skills: speaking and writing! These are essential skills for students. In this module, you will learn how to help your students master these skills and become more fluent in English.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 18
Module 6: The Principles of Teaching Pronunciation and Phonology

Module 6: The Principles of Teaching Pronunciation and Phonology

Pronunciation is key in language learning. If students can’t pronounce things coherently, they can’t be understood which defeats the whole purpose of speaking another language. In this module, you will learn how to teach pronunciation, why it’s important and what techniques and methods you can use to be able to do this with success in the classroom.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 2
  • Guided learning hours: 14
Module 7: The Principles of Online Teaching Using Teaching Aids and Materials

Module 7: The Principles of Online Teaching Using Teaching Aids and Materials

Pronunciation is key in language learning. If students can’t pronounce things coherently, they can’t be understood which defeats the whole purpose of speaking another language. In this module, you will learn how to teach pronunciation, why it’s important and what techniques and methods you can use to be able to do this with success in the classroom.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 2
  • Guided learning hours: 17
Module 8: The Principles of Lesson Planning and Online Classroom Management Techniques

Module 8: The Principles of Lesson Planning and Online Classroom Management Techniques

Teaching TEFL is about much more than simply teaching grammar or skills. It’s important that the teacher can manage their classroom and create an effective learning environment for their students. In Module 8, you will learn what you can do to make your lessons more efficient and how students can get the most out of their time with you, maximising their learning experience.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 2
  • Guided learning hours: 15
Module 9: The Principles of Teaching Adults English as a Foreign Language

Module 9: The Principles of Teaching Adults English as a Foreign Language 

Teaching TEFL is about much more than simply teaching grammar or skills. It’s important that the teacher can manage their classroom and create an effective learning environment for their students. In Module 8, you will learn what you can do to make your lessons more efficient and how students can get the most out of their time with you, maximising their learning experience.

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 3
Module 10: The Principles of Teaching Young Learners English as a Foreign Language for Online and Face-to-Face learning

Module 10: The Principles of Teaching Young Learners English as a Foreign Language for Online and Face-to-Face learning

Being able to teach young learners (normally children between 6-13 years old) is a speciality in TEFL, which will unlock more jobs for you worldwide. In this module, you will learn about considerations for teaching children, how to manage your classes and motivate them.
You will also carry on your lesson planning skills and plan some lessons for this age group!

  • Qualification number: 600/0000/A
  • Unit level: Level 5
  • Owner acronym: Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited t/a Highfield Qualification
  • Credit value: 3
  • Guided learning hours: 19
60 Hour Specialist Course in Teaching Online & One-to-One
Module 1: Principles of Teaching English Online

In this module, you’ll learn all about the context of Teaching English Online and the key differences between this and traditional classroom teaching. You’ll also learn about the type of positions offered in online teaching and the demand for online English teachers.

Module 2: The Principles of Teaching English One-to-One

In module 2, you will learn about teaching one-to-one classes and the current demand for these classes in the world of TEFL. You will learn about the differences between one-to-one and group classes as well as common considerations when teaching individuals.

Module 3: The Principles of Learners' Needs and Creating a Syllabus for Teaching English One-to-One and Online

In this key module, you will learn about the importance of determining your learners’ needs for online and one-to-one classes, as well using a syllabus in these teaching contexts. You’ll also learn how to implement methods to find out your learners’ needs and create a syllabus from the results, a crucial element for successful lessons.

Module 4: Tools, Materials and Practical Considerations for Teaching English Online and One-to-One
In this module, you’ll learn about using different tools and materials for online and one-to-one classes. You will learn about how to select and adapt these especially for your students for them to get the best out of their lessons with you.
Module 5: The Principles of Teacher Talking Time (TTT), Error Correction and Lesson Planning for Online and One-to-One Lessons

In module 5, you will learn about how teacher talking time can be managed in online and one-to-one classes and how to correct errors in these lessons. Finally, you will pull all your knowledge together to produce lesson plans to teach your students and get valuable feedback!

60 Hour Level 5 Specialist Course in Teaching Business English
Module 1: The Principles of Teaching Business English

In this module, you’ll learn the fundamentals of teaching Business English including the key motivations for these learners and how your role as the teacher can influence these lessons. You’ll also look at the type of language typically taught in these courses and how this differs from General English.

Module 2: The Principles of Needs Analysis, Course Design, and Materials for Teaching Business English

In module 2, you’ll learn all about Business English syllabuses and how to understand and implement these in courses that you teach. You’ll also look at classroom management techniques and how to use materials for teaching Business English.

Module 3: The Principles of Teaching Business English Skills

In the third module of the course, you’ll look at the key skills in English and how to teach these for the Business English context. You’ll examine how these are important for Business English learners and how to adapt your materials to suit the needs of the learners for these skills.

Module 4: The Principles of Teaching Business English Grammar, Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

In module 4, you will look more closely at how we teach grammar and vocabulary in Business English classes, and how important these are for this context. You’ll also look at the branch of English for Special Purposes (ESP)  and what materials you might use if you decide to teach this niche are of TEFL.

Module 5: The Principles of Business English Lesson Planning

In the final module of the Teaching Business English course, you will focus on how to incorporate everything you’ve learnt so far into lesson planning for this context. You will practise writing lesson plans for Business English classes and also reflect on your work to make you a better teacher.

DEDICATED MENTORSHIP
Meet your instructors
Youre not in this alone, as part of this course youll be matched with a mentor from our academic team. Mentors are CELTA & DELTA qualified, and have at least 4 years of teaching experience. Whenever you will need help our tutor team is there to guide you. create alongside them, and receive weekly live & asynchronous feedback on real-world projects.
The TEFL Institute mentor network
Jacob
Academic Director
Rachel
Academic Assessor & Tutor
Luke
Academic Assessor
Sian
Academic Assessor
Laura
Academic Assessor
Jenny
Academic Assessor
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
(4.95)
Out of 1,840 global reviews
5 Star
98%
4 Star
1%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
1%
So happy after receiving my diploma in an email from Olivia! I very much enjoyed the experience completing my level 5 course, I have learned a lot and I feel prepared to start working as an English teacher. Thank you!
Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith
14:32 22 May 24
I recently attended a Webinar hel by Jessica and Walter. It was extremely interactive and I found the information relayed by both very useful. Both were patient, upbeat and had all relevant information readily available when asked a question. Very worthwhile.
Robbie Murphy
Robbie Murphy
12:37 22 May 24
I have enrolled for a course with TEFL institute today, so cannot comment on the course yet. But what is worth mentioning is very competent pre-purchase guidance. I filled in a "call-me-back" form not hoping for much response, but soon was surprised by an actual phone call from Ireland from one of the instructors, Walter Cullinan (I'm in South Africa by the way). He gave me some honest and competent feedback on my points of interest, provided some further comments through timely email interaction and I ended up signing up for the course.
Liliya Galieva
Liliya Galieva
10:16 22 May 24
It was very good!
Niclas Lundberg
Niclas Lundberg
08:48 22 May 24
I recently completed the TEFL course Level 5 with The TEFL Institute Ireland and overall, it was a positive experience (it was rather tough, though :))) ) Instructors were supportive and knowledgeable.I'm also grateful for the ongoing support provided by The TEFL Institute Ireland even after completing the course. The availability of numerous webinars aimed at assisting graduates in finding employment opportunities is highly appreciated.Today's webinar by Jessica and Walter was very informative and interesting.
Salome Gorgiladze
Salome Gorgiladze
18:23 21 May 24
The webinar with Jessica and Walter was brilliant. They introduced some teaching opportunities in Europe, patiently answered every question, gave useful practical advice. All in friendly and supportive environment.
Emese Toth
Emese Toth
17:23 21 May 24
I just attended the webinar Teaching English in Europe: What You Need to Know, hosted by Jessica & Walter. It was informative and very helpful. I was very happy to learn about all of the options for TEFL teachers in Italy, particularly the increasing demand for private teachers.
L
L
17:01 21 May 24
I've recently begun my 300+ Hr Level 5 certification and the lessons are clear and straightforward. The process to enroll was also simple and straightforward. TEFL Institute, including specialists and advisors such as Jessica Jeffery and Walter Cullinan, gives its students adequate support/help to complete their certification as well as giving guidance when looking for work overseas. I would highly recommend.
Patrick Cole
Patrick Cole
16:53 21 May 24
js_loader
PREVIEW YOUR CERTIFICATE
Take a look at your future Level 5 TEFL Advanced Diploma
View Sample Cert Verify Your Cert

Your Guide to 300 Hour TEFL Course

Learn more about this course, what it includes, and what a Level 5 Diploma means. Inside this guide is a description of each module, student feedback & comparison with our other TEFL courses.

download now!
New to TEFL - Things You Need To Know Before You Start
|FAQs
Load More
What is a TEFL certification?

The “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” (TEFL) certificate is the most commonly accepted certificate worldwide. This certificate allows you to teach English to non-native English speakers across the globe. The main qualifications to get a TEFL is to have the ability to speak English at a native level and then complete a course. You can complete a TEFL course either online or in a classroom. The courses vary based on the number of hours it takes to complete.

What does Level 5 mean?

A level 5 TEFL course is regulated by Ofqual according to their qualifications framework. Another level 5 teaching qualification is the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Once qualified with a level 5 TEFL qualification, you’ll have access to the most competitive jobs worldwide.

What does Regulated mean?

A regulated qualification means that it is officially recognised by the government and sits on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications.

What's the difference between Accredited TEFL Courses vs Government Regulated Level 5 TEFL Courses?

Lots of people ask about the difference between our courses. For example, our 120 hour Premier TEFL course is what we would call one of our fast-track courses. This is the minimum recognised worldwide.

• You have 10 modules to complete, usually taking 4 – 6 weeks.
• Each module has a multiple-choice test at the end, and you need 80% to pass.
• You’ll get your digital cert from us upon completion, and you can purchase your hardcopy certificate for only €25.

Looking at the 180 hour level 5 Ofqual-regulated TEFL diploma by comparison. It’s a CELTA equivalent level of training.

• Learners typically spend 8-10 weeks to complete the 10 modules
• Since it’s a UK government-regulated Level 5 diploma course, the pass mark is 100%, and assessments are multiple-choice plus open-ended answers. Don’t worry, you can re-attempt quizzes in order to get 100%. Our academic team will review your answers at the end of your 10 modules and may ask for some questions to be reattempted (absolutely normal). Some questions may require providing academic references.
• After module 10, and following successful assessment from our academic team, we’ll be able to claim the licence for your Ofqual (government) certificate from our accreditation body Highfield Qualifications. You’ll get your digital & hard copy level 5 diploma certificate from us at no extra charge.

The Ofqual-regulated course range is certainly for those who want to gain a higher-level qualification that is more widely recognised.

Read our blog to learn more about the Level 5 TEFL course here.

Which TEFL course to take?

Confused about which TEFL course to enrol in? Don’t worry, as long as you can speak English at a fluent or near-fluent level, then you are eligible to take one of The TEFL Institute of Ireland’s regulated TEFL courses.

Non-native English speakers do sometimes find the Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL Course quite challenging. We understand it is essential for you to be sure that you are comfortable with your English language abilities before choosing which course to take. As a guide, we recommend that that non-native English speakers have a minimum IELTS 6.5 score. If you are unsure you should take our FREE online level test below

Complete The TEFL Institute of Ireland’s FREE English Level Test which has been designed to assist you with making this important decision.  If you have any doubts, request a call, and we can discuss which course would suit your needs.

What are the technological requirements to complete this course?

This Level 5 course can be completed on a desktop/ laptop PC or on a mobile device via our app (available on the Apple and Google Play stores). In general, we recommend a good internet connection with a minimum of 10mbps download speed and 2mbps upload speed. In order to complete the course, you will need to be connected to the internet at all times.

Shopping Basket
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyBrowse Courses