The Ofqual level 5 TEFL at ILA Vietnam is ideal if you’re looking for a new career opportunity. Our course is regulated by the London Teacher Training College, an officially approved Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) centre, who have over 30 years of experience in Teacher Training in the UK and worldwide.

Once obtained, the Level 5 TEFL can lead to further EFL qualifications (such as the Diploma in TESOL, Diploma in Business English Writing, Diploma in Teaching Business English, Diploma in the Montessori Method or the Diploma in Teacher Training) and open up numerous doors in the EFL industry.

  • New teachers can get the training they need to become effective English language teachers.
  • Existing teachers, who haven't had much formal training, can use the Level 5 TEFL to sharpen their techniques, prove their ability, and boost their career prospects.


The Level 5 TEFL is awarded by London Teacher Training College (and approved by both TQUK and Ofqual) and is therefore internationally recognised and highly respected. It is widely used as a benchmark of basic teaching skills and quality by:

  • English language schools
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Publishers
  • Other educational organisations


During your Level 5 TEFL course you will gain teaching skills, knowledge and hands-on experience with a selection of real English language learner students of different language levels and abilities.

The course usually runs from Monday to Friday from 8.45am - 5.30pm. You will have 120 hours of contact with the trainers throughout the course.
You can also expect to continue your studies in the evenings and at the weekend as there are over 4 hours of teaching practice in total, along with a selection of written assignments and tasks to complete.

Due to the intensity and the workload of the course, it is not possible to work whilst taking part in the TEFL


Following the successful completion of the TEFL course, ILA will also guarantee employment at one of our language centres in Vietnam*. ILA currently has 42 language centres throughout Vietnam with locations in the North, central and south of the country.

* Employment is guaranteed only to candidates who meet the employment requirements of ILA, the work permit requirements of the Vietnamese authorities and who go on to successfully complete both the written and teaching practice components of the four week Level 5 TEFL course. For more information on employment regulations, and the application process, please contact
**Reimbursement of the TEFL course fees (excluding any accommodation fees), is subject to a minimum term of teaching at ILA. 100% of the course fees will be reimbursed to candidates following the completion of a 1 year full-time teaching contract, with part-time teachers receiving a 50% reimbursement after 1 year. Any course fee reimbursement will be paid in the local currency (VND) to the teacher’s bank account along with their teaching salary.