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Why choose a Level 5 Ofqual-recognised TEFL qualification?


Why choose a Level 5 Ofqual-recognised TEFL qualification?

If you are considering a TEFL qualification to help you teach English abroad, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.

Especially if you aren’t working within a specific timeframe and don’t need to get qualified as soon as possible.

So, why not choose an Ofqual-recognised TEFL qualification?

The benefits of an Ofqual-recognised qualification

During the story of their life, learners will achieve a range of regulated and unregulated qualifications and in the UK, the qualification regulator is Ofqual.

Ofqual qualifications, like GCSEs and A-Levels, are internationally recognised, making it much easier for new TEFL teachers to apply for worldwide positions.

This is because an Ofqual qualification acts as an additional mark of quality – making it highly valued by potential employers.

Ofqual recognition also demonstrates the quality of the teaching you have been exposed to, as awarding organisations have been assessed to state that their qualification is of a very high standard because it has been designed, developed, and awarded in conjunction with the Ofqual General Conditions of Recognition.

This certifies that there is a need for the qualification, it is supported by working with subject and industry experts, and all results are awarded fairly and reliably.

But what other benefits can you expect from an Ofqual-recognised qualification?

Level 5 studies

In the UK, there are 9 qualification levels, all of which demonstrate your current education and study level. These include:

Qualification level

Most common equivalent

Entry level

Entry-level awards, certificates, and diplomas, entry-level English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

Level 1

GCSE grades G-D or 3-1, Level 1 NVQ

Level 2

GCSE grades A*- C or 9-4, O level grades A - C

Level 3

A levels, advanced apprenticeships, T levels

Level 4

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE), higher apprenticeship

Level 5

Foundation degrees, Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

Level 6

Degree apprenticeships, all degrees with honours, e.g. (BA) Hons, ordinary degrees without honours

Level 7

Integrated master’s degrees, e.g. Master of Engineering (Meng), master’s degrees, e.g. (MA in English), postgraduate certificates in education (PGCE)

Level 8

Doctorates, e.g. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

From this, you can see that completing a Level 5 qualification imbues the TEFL teacher with a qualification level just below that of a university degree and considerably higher than a standard A Level.

This demonstrates hard work, dedication, and high levels of skill – ideal for trainee English teachers looking for positions across the globe.

Job support

Upon completing your English teaching qualification, TEFL UK offers a free job replacement service to all students to help them find and procure their dream teaching job.

So, whether you dream of an Asian adventure in China or Japan, have a soft spot for mainland Europe, or are waiting to take a bite of the Big Apple in the USA – we can help.

Begin your Ofqual-regulated TEFL course today!

With no minimum entry requirements and the ability to study on your own time, the 168-hour Level 5 TEFL course is ideal for every learner who wants to teach English as a foreign language and stand out in the job market.

To get started, and to receive your free lesson planning e-book, you can email us today at [email protected] or give us a call on 0800 368 9848 and our friendly team can get your teaching journey started!