The City of Liverpool CollegeCertificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) - Level 5 Certificate - The City of Liverpool College
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Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) - Level 5 Certificate

Languages and Literature (includes English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Course ID: 175395

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 35 week course
  • Gain an Ofqual-recognised Level 5 teaching qualification, comparable to the second year of an undergraduate degree.
  • Learn how to teach English to speakers of other languages.
  • Mix of face to face practical and theoretical sessions and self-study, including assessed teaching practice.
  • Access support from our experienced team of teacher trainers.
  • Benefit from excellent progression opportunities including further study and relevant teaching/tutoring roles both in the UK and abroad.
  • No previous teaching experience needed.

What to expect from the course

Our certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) gives you the skills and knowledge to start teaching immediately upon course completion. By the end of the course you will be able to plan and teach lessons to students of different backgrounds and abilities.
Gain classroom teaching practice with real ESOL students at the college.
Benefit from support from our experienced and knowledgeable staff in the School of ESOL.
Attend weekly face to face workshops to develop your teaching skills and build your knowledge of English the English language and terminology.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

As the regions biggest provider of English courses to speakers of other language (ESOL), our team have the skills, experience and knowledge to provide you with an outstanding learning experience. All course tutors are highly experienced in teaching English in a range of different contexts. With the demand for English language teachers continuing to grow both in the UK and abroad, you will be able to benefit from a wide range of employment opportunities.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

All students have an initial assessment and interview with the course instructor so that you can be confident this course is right for you.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

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