What does Level 5 TEFL mean?

Navigating your way through the different TEFL certification options can be daunting. Luckily, we are here to shed some light on the different levels available for TEFL courses. The frameworks' general characteristics are often related to various factors, including the total number of hours spent studying, the certification type, if the program includes a practical component, and the method of study (full-time or part-time). A level 5 TEFL course is in the upper range of the framework, meaning it is among the more advanced TEFL certifications out there.

What is a level 5 TEFL qualification?

A level 5 TEFL qualification is equivalent to a CELTA or Foundation Degree. This level is ideal for obtaining the top TEFL positions available. Whether online or abroad, better-paying TEFL jobs will be easier to find. A level 5 qualification will also offer possibilities for teaching in competitive regions, including several English-speaking countries. Depending on your future plans, we have a few options to choose from in our level 5 certifications.

Who is eligible for a level 5 TEFL course?

Now that you have determined that a level 5 will get you a good teaching job, you can confidently enroll in one of our level 5 TEFL courses if you check the following boxes.

Since a level 5 course is more challenging than a level 4 course, you might struggle if your English level is not of a high standard. We should emphasize that native English is generally preferred for level 5, but it is not essential. If you are not a native English speaker, you can still enroll in the course if your English language proficiency is close to native level. If you are concerned about studying the course independently, fret not! Our online tutors are always available to assist you with your studies and to ensure the successful completion of your course.

What do I get with an ITTT level 5 TEFL course?

At ITTT, we offer two level 5 TEFL courses: the 170-hour Certificate Course with Online Specialization and the 220-hour Master Package. The former is ideal for those who want to work in the online teaching field. In contrast, the latter is excellent for teachers interested in the in-person teaching of business professionals and/or young learners.

At the end of a level 5 TEFL course, you will be prepared for the world of teaching English as a foreign language, both in classrooms abroad and online. And the best news is that this level certificate often results in higher-paying teaching positions and access to more advanced positions in the ESL teaching field.

You have the option of selecting tutor support for both course options. For the length of the course, you will have access to the help of our expert online tutors, whom you can contact at any time with any concerns or problems you have. They will then answer your queries via email within one business day.

Upon completing your level 5 TEFL course from ITTT, you will receive a hard-copy, embossed certificate, which is internationally accredited and recognized worldwide. You will also receive a PDF version of your certificate which you can use to apply for online job openings.

All ITTT course graduates also receive extensive post-course job guidance to help them secure a TEFL teaching position. This includes CV/resume and interview preparation guidance and help on how to find TEFL employment vacancies and how to best apply for TEFL jobs.



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