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Trinity Cert PT
For English 
Language educators

Course fee: £900
Course dates

What is the Trinity Cert PT?

The Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) is designed for teachers working in any educational context, to help them to develop their skills with materials design and classroom delivery. The Cert PT is listed by Ofqual at Level 6 on the regulated qualification framework (RQF), making it equivalent in level to the final year of a bachelors degree and is externally validated and moderated by Trinity College London, meaning that quality of delivery and accuracy of assessment are assured.

Studying the Trinity Cert PT with Language Point

Our 10 week Cert PT course is delivered online. The course can be studied from wherever you are in the world. At every stage of the course you'll be given support and online feedback on your work, as well as regular live online tutorials with a course tutor to help you work through the course to the best of your ability.

Application requirements & course admission

To be eligible for the Trinity CertPT, you must have an upper-intermediate proficiency in English (for reference this is CEFR B2/IELTS 6). Applicants' suitability for the course is assessed during the admissions process. You must also hold one of the following: ​ - an initial certificate in TESOL/qualification in education and have at least 6 months of teaching experience OR - have at least two years of teaching experience with no initial teaching qualification. These details will be confirmed at interview, and Language Point Teacher Education reserve the right to refuse admission to the course based on performance during the admissions interview. How to apply - applications for the course should be made through the online application form. You can find this on the menu or use the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of this page. After we recieve your application, you'll be invited to an admissions interview. After full payment and enrollment confirmation - please note, you must also provide scanned copies of an ID document, an up to date CV, and qualifications - you will be sent a Pre-Course Pack to prepare for the start of the course. ​

Study time requirements 

The Language Point Cert PT course is delivered through a combination of self-timed study and weekly tutorials. The total study time of the course is 100 hours. You should spend between 8-10 hours per week on the videos, tasks, tutorials and self-study to complete all course modules successfully.

Are there timetabled hours I must attend?

Timetabled sessions are held every week. These are arranged in Week 1 according to trainee and trainer availability as follows: Week 1 - One 45 minute tutorial Week 2 - One 45 minute tutorial Week 3 - One 30 minute assignment feedback tutorial Week 4 - One 45 minute tutorial Week 5 - One 30 minute assignment feedback tutorial Week 6 - One 45 minute tutorial Week 7 - One 30 minute assignment feedback tutorial Week 8 - One 45 minute tutorial Week 9 - One 30 minute assignment feedback tutorial Week 10 - Final assignment submission

Course Content

Week 1 - Course introduction

Expectations for the course Overview of Assessed Tasks 1 - 4 Defining and stating lesson aims Goal setting for the course

Weeks 2 - 3 - Unit 1: Evaluating published teaching materials

Introduction to Assessed Task 1 Learner needs and preferences Principles of materials design Approaches and methods in TESOL Priniciples of Task Based Learning Staging content for effective outcomes Assessed task 1 feedback

Weeks 4 - 5 - Unit 2: Adapting published teaching materials

Introduction to Assessed Task 2 Classroom management Principles of task design Types of language task Focus on your teaching setting Context-language relationships Assessed Task 2 feedback

Weeks 6 - 7 - Unit 3: Designing original materials for your learners

Introduction Assessed Task 3 Top-down and bottom-up approaches Linguistic purpose in teaching materials Writing effective task instructions Differentiation in materials delivery Designing a feedback instrument Assessed Task 3 feedback

Weeks 8 - 9 - Unit 4: Delivery of self-designed materials

Introduction to Assessed Task 4 Presenting new language Checking meaning Monitoring and error correction Effective post task feedback Assessed Task 4 observed lesson Assessed Task 4 feedback

Week 10: Final assignment submission

Can I use Generative AI on the CertPT?

No. Language Point Teacher Education has a strict no AI policy. Course assessments are designed to contain high levels of critical, analytical and reflective thought, with a focus on specific teaching settings. We use an array of AI content detectors. We do this to ensure that our trainees are able to develop the range of thinking and application skills that are required for success on the course and in the classroom. You will be asked to complete an assessment security statement declaring that all work you submit is your own. If you are found to have used AI or other methods which go against Trinity College's assessment standards you may not be permitted to pass the course.

Methods of payments accepted

Bank transfer or credit/debit card.

Further questions or enquiries

If you have further questions about the structure, content or organisation of the course, feel free to contact us.


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