Trinity Certificate in TESOL

Giving you the basic skills and knowledge needed to take up your first post as an ESOL teacher.


Why take this course?

This course equips candidates with the basic skills and knowledge needed to take up a first post as an ESOL teacher. It gives an introduction to the theory and practice of English teaching and an insight into the challenges facing the learner and the role of the teacher. Subjects include: 


  • Teaching Skills
  • Language Awareness, including grammar and phonology
  • Learner Profile
  • Material Development
  • Unknown Language
  • Professional Awareness & Development

What you will experience

This course is designed to be a first level training course for those wishing to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is validated by Trinity College London and is recognised worldwide as an initial training course.

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Key facts

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Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to attend an interview for this course. If interested, please register an interest (below within Availability section). Alternatively, for more information, please contact the part-time learning team on (01224) 612144 or email

What you need to know

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Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information or register an interest.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.