Absolutely! The Trinity CertTESOL is an internationally recognised teaching qualification.
Trinity’s TESOL qualification is accredited on the qualifications framework as follows:
CertTESOL: Level 5
Trinity’s TESOL qualifications are accepted by employers worldwide. They are welcomed by the British Council for new and experienced teachers in their accredited teaching organisations in the UK, and in their own teaching centres worldwide.
Trinity is a member of professional language organisations worldwide, including:
European Association for Quality Language Services (EAQUALS)
European Associating for Language Testing And Assessment (EALTA)
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
Quality in TESOL Education (Quite)
The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
Most universities have credit transfer arrangements towards
their undergraduate or post-graduate degree programmes
for relevant, regulated qualifications like the CertTESOL and DipTESOL. With the CertTESOL recognised as a 30-credit qualification at Level 5.
Absolutely! Trinity stipulates that the course must contain at least 130 hours of training which must include 6-hours of real teaching practice. The course is available 100% online, face-to-face or as a blended option (an online study component followed by a face-to-face study component).
English does not have to be your first language but you must be able to demonstrate a high level of English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, whether it is a first, second or foreign language for you.
Candidates should demonstrate that they have qualifications that would gain them entry to higher education in their home country. They will also be required to show original certificates of education to the interviewer. Official verification of its validity may be required
Candidates have an awareness and competence in written and spoken English to enable them to follow the course.
Non-native speakers are required to have proof of their language competence by demonstrating one of the following:
Trinity graded examination in spoken English, Grade 10 or above
Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced or Proficiency in English
Yes you will be qualified although the teaching of young learners, especially those aged between 7 and 12 years old, requires more specialised methodology, materials and means of assessment. You can learn more about specific Young Learner pedagogy on the Teaching Young Learners teacher development course.
CELTA is a similar teacher training qualification to the CertTESOL and is offered by Cambridge ESOL. Although similar in its content, mode of delivery and assessment, the two courses differ in terms of more specific components and types of moderation and assessment. Trinity lays great emphasis on reflective journal writing, professional development and self-evaluation for trainees. Both courses are accepted by the British Council as initial TESOL or TEFL qualifications for teachers in its accredited institutions in the UK and in its own teaching operations overseas.