TESOL Certificate Course

This is the 25th year that SGI has been running the internationally recognised and highly valued Trinity College London TESOL certificate (Level 5 OFQUAL qualification). This rigorous initial training course enables trainees to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and is suitable for people with no or very little prior experience of teaching.

Significantly, the course has a substantial teaching practice element, with six hours of observed and assessed teaching of real students, excellent preparation for the real world and a mandatory requirement for work at British Council accredited language schools in the UK  and overseas. 

The main focus of the course is the practical teaching skills required to teach English, as well as the development of the trainees’ knowledge of the grammar and phonology of the English language. The mode of learning is interactive and learner centred and includes written assignments and assessed teaching practice.

Certificate course also available in Italy


Key Features

  • Internationally-recognised Trinity TEFL qualification
  • Full-time (4 weeks) and part-time (12 weeks) courses all year
  • Maximum 15 trainees (average 8) 
  • 6 hours of Teaching Practice with live classes 
  • Worldwide job opportunities
  • Experienced and well-qualified academic team
  • Accommodation available if coming from out of London


Full-time Course fee £895

(all course fees include Trinity College Moderation fee)


IN ADVANCE (enjoy a £75 discount) £995
Before enrolment £360
By end of the 4th week £360
By end of the 8th week £350

*(all course fees include Trinity College Moderation fee)



Four weeks. Mon-Fri 0915 to approx 1745

Starting Dates Finishing Dates
Mon Jan 8th 2018 Sat Feb 3rd 2018
Mon Feb 5th 2018 Sat Mar 3rd 2018
Mon Mar 5th 2018 Thu Mar 29th 2018
Tue Apr 3rd 2018 Sat Apr 28th 2018
Mon Apr 30th 2018 Sat May 26th 2018
Mon June 4th 2018 Sat June 30th 2018
Mon July 2nd 2018 Sat July 28th 2018
Mon Aug 6th 2018 Sat Sep 1st 2018
Mon Sep 3rd 2018 Sat Sep 29th 2018
Mon Oct 1st 2018 Sat Oct 27th 2018
Mon Nov 12th 2018 Sat Dec 8th 2018


Twelve weeks. *Tues & Thurs nights 1815 to approx 2115, plus 7 Saturdays (9.15 - 16.45) 

Starting Dates Finishing Dates
Tue Jan 16th 2018 Sat Apr 7th 2018
Tue Apr 17th 2018 Sat July 7th 2018
Tue Sep 18th 2018 Sat Dec 8th 2018