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.


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



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)



Twelve weeks. *Tues & Thurs evenings 1815 to approx 2115, plus 7 Saturdays (09.15 - 16.45) 

Starting Dates Finishing Dates
Tue Jan 14th 2020 Sat Apr 4th 2020
Tue Apr 21st 2020 Sat July 11th 2020
Tue Sep 15th 2020 Sat Dec 5th 2020