Take your teaching career further with this Ofqual Regulated TELC & Gallery Teachers Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course
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 made up of the 11 Core Modules and offers tutor support throughout, including live sessions, tutorials, personalised feedback, assessed lesson plans and lesson activities as well as a thorough tutor-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. On the course, you will learn about:
- Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking (4 core skills)
- Grammar, Lexis, Functional Language, Pronunciation (Language Systems)
- Lesson Planning, Classroom Management (Practical Teaching Skills)
How Ofqual-regulated qualifications benefit learners:
- 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.
Be careful that some online TEFL providers try to promote an “endorsed” course as Ofqual regulated, check for their name on the Ofqual Registers, if you can’t find it, chances are that the course is not regulated.
The 220-Hour Level 3 TEFL Course is an Ofqual regulated internationally recognised TEFL / TESOL qualification accepted by employers around the world.
Course Requirements and What You Need to Start
The 220-Hour course assumes no prior teaching experience and is most suitable for new teachers who want to start off their teaching career. 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.
We have a free grammar test that can help you to assess your English language level.
Chances are you already have everything you need to start your course. Both the course and the Gallery Teachers website have 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 DC installed on your device
High quality and authentic downloadable materials are also available to support offline learning.
What is Included in This Course
Apart from its 11 Core Modules, the 220-Hour Level 3 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course also includes the Gallery Teachers 20-hour Language Awareness 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 module throughout the course as a reference.Also included is our popular Basic Safeguarding Awareness Course which will boost your CV as respectable employers around the world will most probably require you to have a safeguarding certificate.
Furthermore, this course will give you a one year full access to the Gallery Teachers ELT Workshop Library that includes over 100 webinars delivered twice weekly, workshops and live sessions, with some presentations designed specifically to supplement different Core Modules, while others will help you develop beyond the course.
Finally, you will have an opportunity to join the Gallery Teachers community and share ideas and experiences with other TEFL trainees as well as more experienced teachers from around the world via our Discussion Forums.
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).
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 regulated course. Only regulated qualifications from a reputable provider give you the assurance that your achievement is real and authoritative.
|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|