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Pearson English Language Teacher Development (CertPT)

Internationally recognized teaching qualification awarded by Trinity College London


Course length
100 hours

Course access
6 months


Course Overview
  • Designed by world-class subject-matter experts from Pearson
  • Develop your career with an official teaching qualification awarded by Trinity College London
  • 30+ hours of modular content with self-paced digital learning, including explainer videos, podcasts, video tutorials, in-module, and quizzes
  • CertPT candidates are required to complete an additional 70+ hours of additional self- study comprising of academic reading material and proceed to submit a formal assignment
  • Focusing on practical strategies using latest pedagogies and methodology you can apply in your classroom immediately
  • The course is completed over a period of 6 months
Skills you’ll gain
  • The ability to evaluate, adapt, and create teaching and training resources to meet the needs of a specific learner or learner group
  • Skills to reflect and justify your pedagogical decisions effortlessly
  • Ability to apply teaching methodology and communicative teaching approaches for teaching in the real world
Who is it for?
  • Educators already teaching General English, young learners, adults, English for Academic Purposes, CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), and more
  • Educators already holding an initial English Language Teaching qualification who wish to refine their knowledge and skills
  • Educators who are holding an initial Level 5 English Language Teaching certificate seeking career progression with a Level 6 qualification
  • Experienced English Language Teachers wanting to focus on practical applications in the classroom
Course structure
  • 30+ hours of modular content
  • 70+ hours self-study with academic material to help with assignment preparation
  • 120 short dynamic lessons
  • Deep Dive content webinar session with subject matter experts
  • Support for assignment preparation from our experts
  • 1 assignment submission consisting of 4 formal assessment tasks
What you’ll need to apply
  • An ELT teaching qualification, e.g., a Trinity CertTESOL, or local state sector qualification, plus a minimum of 6 months ELT teaching experience
  • 2 years+ ELT teaching experience AND your English language proficiency of CEFR B2 and above
How to apply
To join our next cohort all you need to do is fill in our online application form. It only takes a few minutes.   
You will need access to the following documents before you get started, so make sure you have them to hand:
  • A scanned copy of your teaching certification(s)
  • A signed letter on headed paper confirming your teaching experience (make sure it has clear contact details of the signatory)
  • Proof of your English proficiency (for non-native English speakers only). This could be any certification or a signed letter on headed paper that states your level of English proficiency (with clear contact details of the signatory).
  • You will need a credit card to make your course payment.
  • Once you have submitted your application, we will get back to you (within 3 weeks) to let you know if you have been accepted. 

Are you ready to start?

Join our next cohort for Trinity CertPT by filling in our online application form.

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