What is the Ofqual Regulated Level 3 TEFL Course
The 220-Hour Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course is an Ofqual regulated internationally recognised TEFL / TESOL qualification accepted by employers around the world. In addition to Core Modules, it also includes live sessions, personalised feedback, assessed lesson plans and lesson activities as well as an examiner-marked final assessment.
The course is 100% self-paced and it will provide you with solid fundamental knowledge in teaching English as a foreign language, including how to use basic teaching techniques as well as how to plan effectively and select and design materials for your students.
The content of the course is dynamic and relevant, with live lessons allowing you to experience teaching strategies in action. These teaching videos are building blocks to prepare you for the real teaching experience.
Be aware that most TEFL courses you find online are NOT regulated or recognised at all. While a few are “endorsed” by an Ofqual regulated organisation, this is not the same as a regulated course.
You can check for Gallery Teachers or other providers on the Ofqual Registers, if you can’t find it, then chances are the course is not regulated.
The 180 Hour Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course consists of the 11 Core Modules, covering every key area of teaching.
- Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking (4 core skills)
- Grammar, Lexis, Functional Language, Pronunciation (Language Systems)
- Lesson Planning, Classroom Management (Practical Teaching Skills)
The Gallery Teachers 20-hour Language Awareness & Grammar Course is included free as an introduction to grammar rules and terminology. This course will boost your confidence and pre-course knowledge, by raising your language awareness.
You will receive one year of access to the Gallery Teachers TEFL Workshop Library that includes over 100 recorded webinars and live sessions delivered twice weekly, with some workshops designed specifically to supplement the different Core Modules, while others will help you develop beyond the course.
If you want to make a smaller initial payment, you can take the 180 Hour Certificate and upgrade your qualification later.
|Title of Award||telc Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Gallery Teachers)|
|Qualification ID||603/7120/1, view the qualification on the Ofqual register.|
|Qualification Level||Regulated Qualifications Framework RQF Level 3|
European Qualification Framework Level Level 4
|Total Qualification Time||220 Hours*|
|Teaching Institution||Gallery Teachers|
|Method of Delivery||E-Learning, Online Workshop, Online Tutorial|
|Assessment Methods||Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Oral Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Task-based Controlled Assessment, Written Examination|
|Maximum Time for Completion||1 Year|
The 220-Hour course assumes no prior teaching experience and is most suitable for new teachers who want to start off their teaching careers. We also strongly believe that the course will be of great value to those with some teaching experience who would like to hone their skills.
The qualification does not require candidates to have a degree. However, we require non-native speaker candidates to have a minimum of CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B2 level of English.
Non-native speaker candidates who do not hold a certificate of language proficiency will have to attend a telephone interview with a TEFL adviser and may be asked to submit an essay in order to assess their level of language ability.
If you are uncertain that you will be able to meet the language proficiency requirements, we recommend you take the 180 Hour TEFL Certificate first, you will be able to upgrade your qualification later with us.
You can register and start the course at any time by clicking on the Start Now button. Follow the payment process until you have completed your purchase. The course can then be found in the “My Courses” section which you can progress to immediately.
Chances are you already have everything you need to start your course. The course has been adapted to cater for access using a variety of computer devices regardless of what country you are in. We do however recommend that you use a device with comfortable screen size for the best learning experience.
Apart from this, we also recommend that you have:
- A stable internet connection for video contents
- A webcam for online meeting with your tutor and webinars
- A notebook for making notes and drafting answers
- Acrobat Reader installed on your device
High quality and authentic downloadable materials are also available to support offline learning.
Regulated qualifications from a reputable provider give you the assurance that your achievement is real and authoritative. The money you have invested will be returned many times over as employers always prefer these qualifications over non-accredited courses.
The certificate you will receive on completion of our Level 3 and Level 5 TEFL Certification Courses will contain the UK Regulator’s (Ofqual) logo along with the full qualification title and qualification number.
- The qualification level is recognised on the National Qualification Framework and Regulated Qualification Framework
- The credits associated with the regulated qualification are recognised by, and often transferrable to, other educational institutions
- Your qualification will be more easily recognised, not just in England, but also across the UK and Europe as part of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
- Employers know that someone who has a certificate for an Ofqual regulated qualification has reached a recognised standard in the acquisition and achievement of specific knowledge and skills.
- It enhances the standing of your achievement in other countries all around the world.
The truth is, most of the so-called “level 3” or “level 5” courses from low-value providers are not regulated by any official authority, so the “levels” don’t actually mean anything. While there are a few providers with qualification “endorsed” by an Ofqual regulated organisation, this is not the same as a regulated qualification and can not legitimately display the Ofqual logo on the qualification certificate.
Our Level 5 Ofqual recognised TEFL course will additionally provide you with real-life teaching experience by supporting you in online lesson preparation and delivery.
Our Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course also includes the Gallery Teachers 20-hour Language Awareness & Grammar Course as an introduction to grammar rules and terminology that will boost your confidence and pre-course knowledge, by raising your language awareness.
This is important because the TEFL course is a teaching methodology programme, not a language course; therefore, there will be no explicit grammar teaching during the course. There will however be references to grammar terminology and concepts throughout the course, in particular in the Teaching Grammar Module. The Language Awareness Course will give you an overview of grammar and help you understand the important grammar points in order to prepare you for the course.
You will have access to the grammar course throughout the course as a reference.
At the end of the course, you will get an Ofqual Accredited Certificate issued jointly by Gallery Teachers and telc, including your full name, the total number of hours of TEFL training you have completed, course modules, date and an individual verification number.
Embossed hard copy certificate is also available free of charge (postage fee not included).
You can transfer your earned credit to our Level 5 Ofqual regulated qualification seamlessly. All you have to do is to complete the additional Level 5 modules. The upgrade fee is £398.