The Diploma in TESOL course is the highest ranked individual course currently offered by ITTT. This advanced-level course is rated as a level 6 on our course framework, which is a level that opens up a wider range of potential job options, many of which may include a higher level of pay and greater responsibility than most entry-level positions. However, if you choose to take the diploma course as part of our 550-hour Expert Package, your overall level of certification will be raised to level 7, the highest rating we have to offer.
How does the Diploma in TESOL course work?
The Diploma in TESOL is an advanced course that has been specifically designed to follow on from the subjects covered in our standard 120-hour TESOL certification course. The good news is that the diploma course also includes this initial training course, so it is open to anyone regardless of their educational background. You kick things off by studying the 120-hour course online with the assistance of our online tutors. Once complete, you can then move onto the advanced diploma section that is also completed 100% online with the guidance of a highly experienced online tutor. All the required materials and assessments are available via your own personalized section of our online dashboard, which means you can choose exactly when and how much to study at any given time. As this is an advanced course it does involve a large amount of independent research, however, you are given up to 12 months to complete all the course sections.
What do you get with the 550-hour Expert Package?
If you decide to take the Diploma in TESOL as part of the 550-hour Expert Package you will receive six separate components that all add up to a very thorough coverage of ESL teaching. As always, the package starts with the 120-hour TESOL certification course which provides the foundations for all the other sections that follow. You will also receive the 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners (CTEYL), the 50-hour course in teaching business English (CTBE), the 50-hour course in teaching English online (CTEO), and the 250-hour Diploma in TESOL, which can all be studied in any order you prefer. The final component is an optional teaching practice section that can be completed in a location of your choice.
What is a level 6 TESOL qualification?
As mentioned, the Diploma in TESOL course is regarded as a level 6 qualification. When compared to other forms of certification, an ITTT level 6 certificate is the equivalent of an undergraduate or bachelor's degree. By adding this level of qualification to your CV/resume you will find many more doors will open when looking for employment, wherever you want to be in the world.
Who can take a level 6 or level 7 TESOL course?
As the courses at this high level are considered advanced qualifications, it is no surprise that a strong understanding of written and spoken English is required. However, that does not mean that only native speakers are allowed on the course. Anyone over 18 with a near-native English ability is welcome to enroll on our Diploma in TESOL course and our 550-hour Expert Package.