At ITTT our course-level framework runs from level 3 to level 7. At level 6 we provide our 370-hour Diploma in TESOL course which is the highest level individual course you can complete with us. The Diploma in TESOL is a great option for first-time teachers who want to start their careers with a bang, as well as teachers who already have some classroom experience and are looking to move up the employment ladder. With a level 6 qualification on your portfolio you will have access to a wider range of teaching jobs, many of which could potentially include a higher rate of pay and greater responsibility than the majority of entry-level positions.
Check out our course levels page for more information on our framework.
How does the Diploma in TESOL course work?
As this is an advanced level course it has been designed to follow on from the initial 120-hour TESOL certification course. This foundation level course is included in the price of the Diploma in TESOL, which means anyone can enroll on it regardless of their educational background and teaching history. If you have yet to start your TESOL training you will begin with the 120-hour course which is conducted entirely online at whatever pace you decide is best for you. Once this initial section is complete you then move onto the advanced diploma section which is also studied online. Both courses include the added assistance of an online tutor to guide you through the modules.
What exactly is a level 6 TESOL qualification?
The Diploma in TESOL course is rated as a level 6 qualification on the ITTT course level framework. Courses at this high level are seen as the equivalent of an undergraduate or bachelor's degree when compared to other mainstream qualifications. As this is an advanced-level course it is widely respected by schools and language centers all over the world and it can lead to ESL jobs that are further up the ladder such as management roles and teacher trainer positions.
What about level 7 courses?
Although the Diploma in TESOL is our highest level individual course, we also offer a great value for money course bundle that is rated at level 7 on the ITTT course framework. The 550-hour Expert Package brings together 6 different elements that add up to the best preparation for teaching ESL that you are likely to find. The package starts with the 120-hour TESOL course to ensure you have all the basic knowledge required by first-time teachers. This initial course can then be followed by all the other elements in any order you prefer. You also get 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. The Expert Package also includes an optional teaching practice course that can be completed at a school or language center of your choice.