Teacher Training

Trinity College London CertTESOL

The UCD English Language Academy runs the fully-accredited Certificate in  TESOL programme. This qualification is recognised at Level 5 of the UK Recognised Qualifications Framework, and is one of only a small number of ELT qualifications recognised internationally. 

Course Details  

  • Course price: €450 
  • Course dates: To be confirmed for Autumn 2019
  • Course timetable: To be confirmed
  • Location: UCD Belfield 
  • Class size: Maximum 15 trainees 

The course runs part-time over a number of weeks and is designed to be manageable alongside other working commitments.

The course is highly practical and would appeal to anyone with a personal or professional interest in language education or intercultural exchange.

It also offers graduates strong employment opportunities upon successful completion of the course.

If you are interested in future dates for this course, please email ela@ucd.ie 

TESOL Application Form

More details on the qualification are available here:www.trinitycollege.com/CertTESOL 



I took the certTESOL course at the UCD English Language Academy in Autumn 2018 and can recommend it to anyone interested in gaining an internationally-recognised TESOL qualification.

This was a great course – varied, imaginative, learner-focussed, and delivered by highly experienced ESL teachers who understand the complexity of the teaching and learning processes.

What distinguishes this course from other ESL courses is the teachers: they were exceptionally skilled, demanding yet supportive, and always generous in sharing their experience of teaching English in diverse countries and cultures.

An important feature of the course was the observed teaching practice. This offered trainees an opportunity to put the theory we’d learned into practice and to receive detailed, constructive feedback on the content and delivery of our lessons afterwards. Invaluable.

With classes in the evening and on Saturday, I was able to attend the course while continuing to work during the day. It was challenging but well worthwhile. I’m now teaching ESL, still learning with every class, and enjoying it enormously. I can honestly say that for anyone interested in gaining the certTESOL this is an excellent course.