Course Description

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills required by teachers/trainers who wish to progress their career in English Language Teaching (ELT). There are three mandatory units for this qualification; they are as follows:


Unit One


Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching




This module focuses on the background to teaching and learning English in a range of contexts. It builds on knowledge gained in level five and six courses..

It will introduce students to language awareness, give an overview of approaches to language analysis for TESOL. It will present frameworks and approaches for the analysis of a wide range of text types in both spoken and written English with the aim of sensitising students to language and cultivating their skills for their personal linguistic development and for those they teach in the English language classroom.






Assessment is by 2 Externally Set and Externally Marked assignments (2500 words each) and 1 Viva Voce Assessment (20 mins)


Unit Two




Principles of English Language Teaching




This unit looks at principles and theories which develop from and underpin the practice of language teaching. Its aims are to provide students with an advanced level understanding of how key theories of language and key theories of learning are related to approaches to language teaching; provide students with a critical overview of different approaches and methods in the field of language teaching, and conceptual frameworks for analysing, comparing and evaluating approaches and methods; provide students with a theoretically-informed understanding of the concept of a language education curriculum and how it relates to language teaching in different contexts; enable students to critically evaluate the following dimensions of the curriculum with reference to established perspectives: Syllabus Design, Learning Activities, Materials Design, Classroom Management, Roles of Teachers and Learners; Curriculum Development and Renewal Processes.




1 Externally Set and Externally Marked assignment (3000 words). It also includes video evidence of delivery practice and a portfolio of evidence that substantiates progression towards this delivery. This in effect is evidence of observing lessons, evaluating those lessons and of preparing, teaching, resourcing and delivering (at least ten) lessons - including the externally assessed video performance*


*Learners will have been teaching/observing and involved in feedback for a total of 20 hours of teaching practice, which will both enable them to reflect critically and evaluate their own and others' practice and in turn aid their professional development.



Unit Three


Research Report




This unit provides the learner with an understanding of the methods and techniques used and required when carrying out formal research. The unit addresses a variety of research methodologies and offers the learner the opportunity to develop research Skills.




An extended written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words.

What will I learn?

  • Skill Enhancement: Equip candidates with advanced skills and knowledge essential for effective English language teaching to speakers of other languages, particularly adults, in diverse learning contexts.
  • Theoretical Understanding: Develop a deep understanding of key theories and principles underpinning language teaching, learning methodologies, and language analysis to inform instructional practices.
  • Curriculum Development: Enable candidates to critically evaluate and contribute to language education curriculum development processes, including syllabus design, materials development, and classroom management strategies.
  • Research Competence: Provide candidates with the necessary tools and techniques to conduct formal research in the field of English language teaching, fostering a research-oriented approach to professional practice.
  • Reflective Practice: Foster a culture of critical reflection and self-evaluation among candidates, encouraging continuous improvement and professional development in their teaching practice.
  • Assessment Proficiency: Develop proficiency in assessing learners' language proficiency and progress through formative and summative assessment strategies, including portfolio assessment and observation techniques.
  • Pedagogical Adaptability: Cultivate adaptive teaching skills to effectively address the diverse needs, learning styles, and linguistic backgrounds of English language learners in varied educational settings.
  • Ethical and Professional Conduct: Promote ethical conduct and professionalism among candidates, emphasizing the importance of maintaining integrity, respect, and inclusivity in their interactions with learners and colleagues.
  • Global Perspective: Cultivate a global perspective on English language teaching, fostering cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity to diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds among learners.
  • Career Advancement: Prepare candidates for career advancement opportunities in the field of English language teaching by providing a recognized qualification that demonstrates their expertise and proficiency in ELT.


  • Aged 21 or over.
  • At least 2 years of varied English language teaching experience (full-time or equiv).
  • At least an initial English language teaching qualification (ELTAC, CELTA, Cert.TESOL, TQUK TEFL or equiv.)
  • An undergraduate degree or equiv.
  • An excellent command of the English language (good native or 8.0 in IELTS or equiv.)
  • Good digital and academic literacies Access to appropriate EFL/ESOL/EAP classes for teaching practice (M2) and needs analysis (M3)
  • Ability to cope with a level 7 (Master's) qualification and dedicate a significant amount of time outside the taught sessions.
  • Successful completion of the application process, including pre-interview and at-interview tasks

Frequently-asked Questions

Yes, Unit Two includes teaching practice where candidates observe, evaluate, prepare, teach, resource, and deliver at least ten lessons. This involves a total of 20 hours of teaching practice, aiding in critical reflection and professional development.

The ELTAD course is accredited at Level 7 by OFQUAL.

To successfully achieve the ELTAD qualification, candidates must complete and receive a passing grade for each written assignment in Units 1, 2, and 3. Additionally, candidates must fulfill the requirements for teaching practice, including four teaching observations and the completion of the teaching practice portfolio in Unit 2.

The teaching practice portfolio in Unit 2 is assessed internally against LRN-specified criteria. LRN also externally validates a selection of portfolios and subjects them to moderation to ensure consistency and quality assurance.

If a candidate does not pass an assignment or observation, they may be required to resubmit or retake the assessment as per the policies outlined by LRN and the course provider.

Yes, LRN uses a grading system for the written assignments in Units 1, 2, and 3. Candidates must achieve a passing grade as per LRN's grading criteria to successfully complete each assignment.

In addition to completing the written assignments and teaching practice components, candidates must adhere to LRN's guidelines and policies regarding academic integrity, conduct, and any other requirements specified by Britishey Training Centre.

Candidates may have the opportunity to appeal assessment outcomes following the appeals process outlined by LRN and the course provider. This process typically involves submitting a formal appeal with supporting evidence within a specified timeframe.

Britishey offers ongoing support to candidates throughout the duration of the course, including access to tutors, study materials, and additional resources to aid in successful completion of the qualification.

In the ELTAD course, candidates can expect to spend approximately 150 hours in Guided Learning Hours (GLH), where they receive structured instruction and support. The remaining 450 hours are dedicated to Self-Study (SS), during which candidates engage in independent learning activities, research, and preparation.

Formative Assessment in the ELTAD course includes internal assessment of portfolios and other formative tasks aimed at providing feedback to candidates to support their learning and development. Across the three units, candidates can expect up to 9 hours of formative assessment.

Summative Assessment in the ELTAD course includes external assessment of portfolios and other summative tasks aimed at evaluating candidates' overall performance and achievement of learning outcomes. Across the three units, candidates can expect up to 11 hours of summative assessment.

The Total Assessment Time (TAT) for the ELTAD course is 20 hours, which includes both formative and summative assessment activities conducted across the three units.

The Total Qualification Time (TQT) for the ELTAD course is 620 hours, which encompasses the Guided Learning Hours (GLH), Self-Study (SS), and Total Assessment Time (TAT) combined. This reflects the total amount of time required for candidates to successfully complete the qualification.

3 Lessons

Shady Abuyusuf

Lead Teacher Trainer

In my professional journey, I've had the privilege of founding and leading Britishey Training Centre as its CEO, named Shady. My involvement in English Language Teaching began humbly in 2001, right after graduating from Damietta University. Since then, I've remained dedicated to learning and growth in this field.Expanding my horizons, I pursued a Foundation Certificate in Translation from the American University of Cairo in 2010, which laid the groundwork for my commitment to excellence in language studies. Subsequently, I furthered my expertise with a Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults, the prestigious Cambridge DELTA, through English Language Assessment, which is part of Cambridge University.Fuelled by a genuine passion for empowering educators, I engaged in rigorous Teacher Educator Training with the esteemed TESOL International Association in 2015. This led me to a transformative journey in Barcelona, Spain, where I received training on how to become a CertTESOL tutor.In 2016, I took a significant step forward by establishing a CELTA center at Future University in Egypt, aiming to elevate the standard of ELT training. Concurrently, I refined my skills as a CELTA tutor through Cambridge University's trainer-in-training program.My pursuit of mastery also led me to obtain a certificate of proficiency in Received Pronunciation from the renowned dialect coach, Paul Meier, in 2016. This milestone reinforced my dedication to fostering linguistic excellence.Attaining the status of a certified CELTA tutor from Cambridge Assessment English in 2017 solidified my reputation as a proficient ELT educator. This dedication to academic excellence culminated in my graduation from the University of Leicester's MA in TESOL & Applied Linguistics program in 2018, underscoring my unwavering commitment to scholarly pursuits.The year 2022 marked a pivotal milestone as Britishey Training Centre received accreditation as a course-validated provider by Trinity College London, opening doors for me to serve as an assessor for the Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT).In 2023, I achieved a significant milestone by establishing Britishey Training Centre as a distinguished CELTA and CertTESOL center, offering top-notch training both online and at our premier facilities in Cairo and Damietta, Egypt. Furthermore, I spearheaded the establishment of Britishey Training Centre as the first international TQUK center in Africa and the Middle East, pioneering a new era of educational excellence.Throughout my career, I've had the honour of imparting knowledge and expertise through a diverse array of seminars for educators across the globe. From the United Arab Emirates to South Africa, and from France to Egypt, my journey underscores the profound impact of education in shaping lives and futures.

Ismail Noeman


Ismail Gamal Ismail Noaman is an accomplished educator and teacher trainer with a wealth of experience in English language education. Born and raised in Egypt, he has dedicated his career to advancing English language learning and teaching methodologies both in academic settings and through professional training courses.Ismail's journey in the field of education began with his Bachelor's degree in English Language Education and Literature from the Faculty of Education in Damietta, Egypt, which he completed in September 2009. Building upon this foundation, he pursued further qualifications and certifications to enhance his teaching skills. In January 2015, he achieved the prestigious Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) with a Pass A grade, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in language teaching.Continuing his professional development, Ismail embarked on a series of advanced training programs, including the Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Modules One and Two in 2018 and 2019 respectively. These certifications further solidified his expertise in language teaching methodologies and assessment practices.With a passion for teacher training and development, Ismail has played key roles in various educational institutions and training centers. He has served as a tutor and assessor for Cambridge Assessment English courses, including the CELTA and CertPT programs. His responsibilities have encompassed delivering input sessions, assessing teaching practice, evaluating assignments, and providing comprehensive feedback to candidates.Throughout his career, Ismail has held teaching positions in prestigious institutions such as the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, the Future University in Egypt, and the British University in Egypt, where he taught a range of English language courses and coordinated exam preparation classes.Notably, Ismail has made significant contributions to the field of teacher training through his extensive experience as an assistant course tutor for various TEFL and TESOL courses offered by the London Teacher Training College and Cambridge Assessment English. His role involved conducting input sessions, facilitating teaching practice, and mentoring both graduate and in-service teachers to enhance their pedagogical skills.Ismail's dedication to English language education extends beyond the classroom as he actively engages in curriculum development, materials adaptation, and ongoing evaluation of language courses to meet the evolving needs of students and stakeholders.His expertise, professionalism, and commitment to excellence have earned him recognition as a leading educator and trainer in the field of English language teaching in Egypt. Ismail Noaman continues to inspire and empower educators to excel in their profession and make a positive impact on English language learning worldwide.


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Course Level

Level 7

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