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 1800

Starting Dates Finishing Dates
Mon Jan 7th 2019 Sat Feb 2nd 2019
Mon Apr 1st 2019 Sat Apr 27th 2019
Mon Jun 3rd 2019 Sat Jun 29th 2019
Mon Sep 2nd 2019 Sat Sep 28th 2019
Mon Oct 7th 2019 Sat Nov 2nd 2019


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

Starting Dates Finishing Dates
Tue Jan 22nd 2019 Sat Apr 13th 2019
Tue Apr 23rd 2019 Sat July 13th 2019
Tue Sep 17th 2019 Sat Dec 7th 2019