Premier TEFL

“I have questions about the accreditation”

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Level 5 Ofqual regulated Premier TEFL review, submitted by Sean.

Level 5 Ofqual regulated. I have questions about the accreditation.

I was very happy with the course. It’s advertised as being a 168 Hour Ofqual Regulated Level 5 TEFL. It did take me a bit less than the advertised 168 hours to complete the course, but all in all I learned heaps and found the learning materials to be potentially very helpful for the future when I’ll be teaching English overseas. I haven’t used their job placement services yet, what with COVID-19 still being an issue, but looking through their website I see that most people appear satisfied with the job placement route with this company and I think it will save me a lot of time and stress by starting out with the job placement and then going the independent route once I have more teaching experience. Either way, the TEFL course has prepared me for what it said it aims to do. So, with regards to the course structure and content, I have no complaints whatsoever.

A few days ago though, I was looking at Reddit and saw a discussion about whether Premier TEFL are actually accredited by Ofqual, or not. I checked on the UK Ofqual register and didn’t see Premier TEFL listed. A couple of other programs are listed as being Ofqual regulated, but not Premier TEFL. If anyone could shed some light on this for me, I’ll be really happy about it. It’s got me a bit worried.

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  1. Sean.

    You should also be made aware that no accreditation exists for online TEFL courses.

    For in-class TEFL courses: yes. For online TEFL courses: no.

    Ofqual isn’t accreditation. It’s a government regulatory body.

    If it turns out that Premier TEFL are not Ofqual regulated, it makes little difference really.

    If a program claims accreditation, they either created the accreditation themselves, or pay a yearly fee to another company who clandestinely created it themselves.

    Mia Williams

  2. Great to hear that you are doing your research before deciding for a TEFL course. We are happy to shed some light into this for you.

    In a nutshell, as TQUK is a level 5 TEFL qualification provider for many organisations, only one organisation accredited by TQUK can be listed on the Ofqual register.

    This is simply as the Ofqual register is in place to verify to the status of qualification providers, not different TEFL providers. It’s a bit confusing we know.

    If you contact TQUK they will be more than happy to verify Premier TEFL’s status as a Level 5 TEFL provider.

    Our qualification number is is 601/5234/5 for your reference 🙂

    Should you have ant further questions we are happy to help, please contact us on

  3. On searching with the mentioned qualification number, a vast number of institutions seem to be displaying the exact same number. one search with ‘ofqual 601/5234/5’ on google is displaying a myriad of institutes offering a level 5 168 hour course, with the same number, including Premier TEFL.

    Can this be explained?

    1. This is the number of the qualification, not the centre. Only one company can be listed on the OFQUAL register but many companies can provide that qualification. If Premier TEFL weren’t accredited to give Level 5 Of quality certificates then they would be shut down. I can assure you that simply the way the Ofqual register is set up is the reason why you don’t see their name. Feel free to contact TQUK to enquire about the status of Premier TEFL as an accredited Level 5 course provider.

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