UK-TEFL gives you the option to study a standard course intensively over a weekend or midweek and on passing the 20 (2 days) or 28 hours (3 days), you will become TEFL qualified. As the UK’s leading TEFL trainer, we also offer an advanced course, which is a step further in making you already a highly employable EFL teacher overseas and in the UK.
Accommodation is not included in the price of the TEFL course. You will need make your own arrangements if you need to stay overnight in the course location. At the foot of every course location page we list suggested hotels with agreed room rates if they are available. Please click here.
The You must be aged sixteen or over to enrol on a UK-TEFL course.
You don’t need any qualifications to enrol on the Standard Course. As long as you can speak English fluently you can attend – you don’t even need any teaching experience. For the Advanced Course you should have either already attended the Standard Course or you should have some previous teaching experience.
You don’t need to have an in-depth knowledge of grammar as it will be covered during the course. Most people haven’t studied grammar since attending school so you won’t be alone. If you do want to refresh your knowledge, you can enrol on our accredited Online Grammar Course or alternatively, you may want to purchase one of the grammar books available from our TEFL Shop.
You can pay with all major debit/credit cards, via PayPal or using a cheque/postal order. If your course is more than two weeks away you can pay a £50 deposit. If you pay by credit/debit card, the remaining balance will be deducted automatically two weeks before the course start date. If you don't want this to happen, give us a call and we can arrange a way which suits you better. If your course is within the next two weeks you will need to pay the full amount.
Yes, just call 0871 222 1231. One of our advisors will take all your details and your employer’s details. Your joining instructions will be issued and sent to you and we will send an invoice direct to your employer.
You can enrol on a course any time until midnight the day before, however, we highly recommend you book at least two weeks in advance.
The main difference is that the two day course is held at weekends and the three day course is held during the week. They cover the same content but the three day course has shorter days. If it is possible for you to attend a course during the week, we would recommend you enrol on the three day course, as you will gain an extra lesson practice, more one-to-one time with your trainer and more hours of training on your certificate.
Although not essential, we would highly recommend purchasing the TEFL Starter Pack if you are attending the Standard course and the Lesson Plans Pack if you are taking the Advanced Course. Our well stocked TEFL Shop has books on all aspects of TEFL teaching so if there is any area you feel you need to brush up on.
There is no written exam. Instead your trainer will assess your contribution throughout the course.
It is possible to fail but it is quite rare, our courses have a pass rate of around 99 per cent. In our experience the only people who do fail are not really suited to becoming a teacher. If you are passionate about teaching and participate in all aspects of the course then you should have no problems.
If you do fail the course then you are entitled to appeal the decision. You must do this in writing and send it to the UK-TEFL head office. We will respond as swiftly as possible.
You will be formally assessed on your course in order to receive a certificate. Your trainer will assess you during the course in relation to set criteria as follows:
Should you meet his criteria you will receive a UK-TEFL certificate which qualifies you to teach English as a foreign language in the UK and overseas.
If you successfully complete the course your certificate will be sent by standard delivery post within 15 working days of the end of the course. It will be sent to the address given when booking so if your address changes you need to let UK-TEFL know immediately by calling 0871 222 1231.
If you have purchased a fast track certificate, it will be sent within 5-7 days of the end of your course.
Yes, UK-TEFL prides itself on its fantastic TEFL Connections service. Thanks to our extensive network of worldwide employers we are able to offer more than 5,000 vacancies each year. Once you complete a course you will receive log-in details and can begin browsing the positions a your leisure. TEFL Connections elmiminates the need for any middle men. You will contact schools and recruiters directly and these are the people who can answer any questions you have about the positions on offer.
We do have very fair terms and conditions which we recommend you read before enrolling on a course. If you need to change your date or location there is a £20 charge up until two weeks before the start date. If you do this with less than two weeks remaining then the fee is £50. Please note that if you simply fail to turn up without letting us know beforehand, and you want to re-book, then you will have to pay £50 for every day you miss.
No. For most of the jobs listed in the TEFL Connections service, all you need is a Standard UK-TEFL certificate, which gives you 20 hours of training. Some employers may ask you for more than 100 hours, in which case you can bump up your hours by taking an Online TEFL Course.
CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. CELTA courses usually run full-time over a month and cost in excess of £1,000. They are basically a much more advanced version of the courses we run. They are very intensive and most of the time are taken by people who have already taught overseas and plan on committing themselves to a life-long career in English teaching. If you have never done any English teaching then it makes more sense to take one of our Standard Courses first, and if you enjoy it, think about taking a CELTA course further down the line.
There are up to 20 students on each course.
Yes, UK-TEFL have been awarded NCFE accreditation under the Investing in Quality Licence. NCFE is a national awarding body and registered educational chairty. More information about the NCFE is available here.
The Standard Course is your first step into TEFL if you don't have any experience of teaching.
The Advanced Course is the next level of training that you can receive after taking the Standard Course, and teaches you how to tailor your lessons to specific learners.
Yes. Ideally you should try to do classroom training as this will give you hands-on teaching experience. However we do realise that it isn't always possible to do this. If you are unable to attend our 2 and 3 day courses then our Online TEFL Course is ideal. It also serves as a great complement to classroom training. Many of the people who take our courses decide to study online as a way of supplementing their learning.
We strongly advise you to keep your UK-TEFL certificate safe, but if you do lose or misplace it you can order a replacement by calling 0871 222 1231.
If you receive Job Seekers Allowance, ask your advisor about receiving funding.
If you need help or advice with funding, click here.