The Trinity College London Level 6 Certificate for Practising Teachers (RQF)

(Online study mode)

 

"I took the 5-week online Trinity cert PT with Language Point to develop my materials writing skills. And what an excellent course this was … I can thoroughly recommend it. The course was well organised and offered opportunities to contribute ideas based on your own practice.

 

Our tutor provided helpful and timely feedback as well as regular group and individual tutorials – I felt well-supported and encouraged throughout the course. I learnt a lot, which I’m already putting into practice as I prepare to write materials for the upcoming semester!"

(Claire, CertPT graduate, August 2020)

Introducing a new internationally accredited qualification for experienced educators 

Language Point is proud to be a Trinity College London Trusted Provider with validation to deliver this new qualification in an online mode of study. If you are an international teaching professional with over 6 months of classroom experience, and you want to take your classroom work to the next level, this brand new qualification from Trinity College London is for you.

 

The Level 6 Trinity CertPT is designed for teachers with a language level of B2+ who want to combine their work and professional development through online study. The course is focused on the design and use of effective teaching materials, and aims to develop lesson planning, classroom delivery and reflective skills through its assessed tasks.

This qualification is regulated at level 6 on the UK Government Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), making it equivalent in level to the final year of a bachelor's degree at university. International Higher Education institutions may accept this qualification as course credit towards a degree-bearing programme.

"The course has given me a very good introduction to teaching online and I feel much more confident about my work in the virtual classroom now. There is a very nice combination of theoretical and practical elements on the course which has helped me to plan my lessons more carefully and reflect on my work using the given guidelines."

Zsolt, Hungary (May 2020 graduate, CertPT for online educators)

The CertPT for English language educators

If you are a second-language speaker of English and you want to develop what you are doing in the classroom, you can apply to join the CertPT course with other language teachers around the world. With course groups of 6 to 10 participants, you will receive personal tutoring and feedback to course assignments, and the opportunity to meet your colleagues from every corner of the globe.

Course content

Pre-course preparation: 20-30 hours

 

Unit 0: Course introduction - 12 study hours

         Expectations for the course

         Overview of Assessed Tasks 1-4

         Defining and stating lesson aims

         initial lesson observation (optional)

         Live online tutorial 1 - goal setting

Unit 1: Evaluating published teaching materials - 15 study hours

         Introduction to Assessed Task 1

         Learner needs and preferences

         Principles of materials design

         Approaches and methods in TESOL

         Principles of Task-Based learning

         Staging content for effective outcomes
         Live online tutorial 2 - Unit 1 feedback

Unit 2: Adapting published teaching materials for your learners - 15 study hours

         Introduction to Assessed Task 2

         Classroom management

         Principles of task design

         Types of language task

         Focus on your teaching setting

         Context-language relationships

         Live online tutorial 3 - Unit 2 feedback

Unit 3: Designing original materials for your learners - 15 study hours

         Introduction to 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

         Live online tutorial 4 - Unit 3 feedback

Unit 4: Delivery of self-designed materials - 20 study hours

         Introduction to Assessed Task 4

         Presenting new language

         Checking meaning

         Monitoring and error correction

         Effective post-task feedback

         One observed lesson (optional)

         Live online tutorial 5 - Unit 4 feedback

               

Total study time: 100 hours.

Course fee: £700

Trinity assessment fee: £100 

If you are making the transition to teaching online, or if you already teach online and want to develop your resource design and delivery skills, the CertPT for online educators ​is for you. This course is run and managed by highly experienced e-learning professionals, and offers the chance to explore different approaches to online learning and try out a range of online resources to enhance your online delivery in the context where you work.

The CertPT for online educators

Course content

Pre-course preparation: 20-30 hours

Unit 0: Course introduction - 12 study hours

         Expectations for the course

         Overview of Assessed Tasks 1-4

         Defining the online context

         initial lesson observation (optional)

         Live online tutorial 1 - goal setting

Unit 1: Evaluating online resources                         - 15 study hours

         Introduction to Assessed Task 1

         Exploring available online environments

         Investigating theories of e-pedagogy

         Benefits / challenges of online contexts
         Live online tutorial 2 - Unit 1 feedback

Unit 2: Adapting online teaching resources           - 15 study hours

         Introduction to Assessed Task 2

         Transferable pedagogical theories

         Unit 2 group tutorial: digital literacy skills

         Developing academic skills online

         Principles of online materials design

         Live online tutorial 3 - Unit 2 feedback

Unit 3: Designing original online resources             - 15 study hours

         Introduction to Assessed Task 3

         Designing purposeful resources

         Rationalising aims effectively 

         Integrating online and offline learning

         Designing a feedback instrument

         Live online tutorial 4 - Unit 3 feedback

Unit 4: Delivery of self-designed materials - 20 study hours

         Introduction to Assessed Task 4

         Review: features of online resources

         Top-down and bottom-up processing

         Confirming achievement of outcomes

         Online lesson planning tutorial

         One observed lesson (optional)

         Live online tutorial 5 - Unit 4 feedback

               

Total study time: 100 hours.

Course fee: £700

Trinity assessment fee: £100 

 Contact us to enquire about group and institution rates

Course Dates and Fees

5-weeks intensive online​

CertPT for Language Educators 

OR CertPT for Online Teachers

(15-20 hours per week)

Application Deadline

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Course Dates​ 2020

04/05/20 - 05/06/20

08/06/20 - 10/07/20

13/07/20 - 14/08/20

17/08/20 - 18/09/20

21/09/20 - 23/10/20

26/10/20 - 27/11/20

02/11/20 - 07/12/20

Course Dates​ 2021

 

18/01/21 - 19/02/21

29/03/21 - 30/04/21

07/06/21 - 09/07/21

Application Deadline

04/01/21

15/03/21

24/05/21

10-weeks online​

CertPT for Language Educators 

OR CertPT for Online Teachers

(8-10 hours per week)

Course Dates​ 2020

11/05/20 - 17/07/20

  

20/07/20 - 25/09/20

17/08/20 - 23/10/20

28/09/20 - 04/12/20

07/12/20 - 19/02/21

(with 1 week Xmas break)

Application Deadline

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closed

01/12/20

Application Deadline

 08/02/21

19/04/21

Course Dates 2021

22/02/21 - 30/04/21

03/05/21 - 09/07/21

CertPT for institutions

The Certificate for Practising Teachers is designed to be as flexible as possible in terms of course content. 

If your institution has a specific area of teaching and learning that you would like to explore on the course, this can be designed into the course content, or even become the main focus of the course for your teachers.

 

Course specialisms include:

 

Content-Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

STEAM subjects in English

Subject-specific content taught in English

Teacher training and education

SEN and learning differences

English for Academic Purposes

Online provision for HE institutions

Teaching English to Young Learners

Teaching ESOL examination classes

and many more - contact us to organise a specialist CertPT course at your institution

If you are a school, centre or institution with a group of teachers who would like to attend this course, contact us for further course options, including specialisms to meet the needs of your teachers, and our institutional rates.

The CertPT course has equipped me to be a much more effective teacher of online ESOL classes. I learnt a great deal in a very short amount of time in which I was exposed to many different theories, methodologies and techniques that I can adapt to the needs of my learners. The tutors are incredibly knowledgeable and are keen to share that knowledge and provide feedback. I felt very supported during this course and would recommend it to teachers wanting to develop their teaching skills.

Danielle, UK (July 2020 graduate, CertPT for online educators)

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