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Bradford College

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Qualification Gained
TESOL Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Study Level
Course Type
20 weeks
Start Date
November 2024
Study Mode
Lister Building


The Trinity College London accredited Cert TESOL is an initial training qualification to equip you with the basic skills and knowledge needed to take up a first post as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) or ESOL teacher.

Teaching methods include:

  • Classroom based interactive sessions
  • Webinars and online delivery
  • Tutorials
  • Feedback sessions

  Key Info

The course is a mixture of classroom-based activity, teaching practice, online learning and self-study. Attendance, when face to face, is Tuesdays 1.30 – 6.30 and will also be delivered using webinars and online learning so will not be every week. Teaching Practice will be arranged on a variety of days and times so some flexibility is needed.

  • You will be taught by a team of highly experienced and enthusiastic TESOL professionals
  • You will work with ESOL/EFL students from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • In our established and renowned School of Education, you will be well supported by your tutors and peers
  • You will have access to a wide range of high quality resources


Entry to this course requires GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS 7.0 or above or an equivalent qualification. The minimum age to join a Cert TESOL course is 18.

The Trinity Cert TESOL is designed for those with little or no experience of teaching ESOL/EFL. It is available to people of all professional backgrounds who are attracted to the English teaching profession, either as a long-term career or for a shorter period to help them travel the world and experience life in different cultures.

You should hold qualifications for entry to Higher Education for example, A level/BTEC or equivalent and also have competence in written and spoken English appropriate to a teacher of English.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

Assessment methods include:

  • Lesson planning, delivery and tutor’s evaluation of teaching practice
  • Reflective teaching journal
  • Open book test
  • Preparation of a learner profile
  • Materials development and evaluation
  • Reflection on learning the basics of an unknown language

You will be required to teach groups of students for at least six hours and to observe experienced teachers for four hours. You will produce a teaching journal in which you will reflect on your experiences.

The Trinity Cert TESOL is an initial teaching qualification. On completion, you may go on to complete a full Diploma in TESOL or in Education and Training. The course may enhance opportunities for progression or a change in work roles or contexts.

Course fees are £811. You may also be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your course fees.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.