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Higher Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL




150 hours

leading to the qualification

H.Cert. (ES) TESOL

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The overall aim of this Level 4 programme is to equip trainee teachers with the initial knowledge and skills needed to work in TESOL, with an in-depth focus on particular aspects of teaching and learning, and to provide a grounding for reflective practice and further professional development. The main differences in learning outcomes between a Level 3 and a Level 4 course is that Level 4 takes a slightly more in-depth look at differentiation, assessment and professionalism.


The Higher Certificate Level 4 testifies to a candidate's ability to manage and implement teaching and learning methods and to having a foundation in current and historic research and theories in the field of ESOL. It is aimed at candidates with little or no experience in TESOL who are seeking to work in the field of ESL or EFL. It enables them to seek employment as certified teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

description of level

entry requirements

Our providers require that candidates should have a good general education, up to an accepted level for university entrance. Additionally, candidates should be sufficiently proficient in English to be able to benefit from the course and to be able to teach in English at the end of the course.


Download detailed Level Overview and Domains, Standards & Learning Outcomes

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