Fellowship Diploma in TESOL Education Studies
Notice of qualification withdrawal:
Trinity’s FTCL TESOL Diploma is in the process of being withdrawn.
See the news release for details about the withdrawal of this qualification.
The Trinity FTCL TESOL Diploma (Fellowship Diploma in TESOL Education Studies), is a unique high-level qualification, accredited at Level 7 on the UK National Qualifications Framework, designed to recognise the achievements of experienced professionals in the field of TESOL.
The qualification is for English language teaching professionals and senior practitioners who are engaged in significant projects as teachers, trainers, managers, curriculum designers and course developers.
This qualification is assessed through a dissertation of 11,500-12,500 words and a 50 minute viva voce with an examiner appointed by Trinity.
Examples of projects might be the design, implementation and monitoring of a new qualification or course; or the description and evaluation of a range of teaching or training provision in the participant's own country. See FTCL TESOL syllabus guidance notes.
A wide range of projects, mainly vocational in nature but underpinned by some theory, may be appropriate for the FTCL Diploma TESOL, for example:
- qualification and/or course: the design and partial monitoring of a new qualification or course – e.g. Trinity Certificate in ESOL for Work;
- teacher training programme: the design, implementation and partial monitoring of an in-house teacher training system programme for a significant body of teachers – e.g. a college ESOL / TESOL department
- online teaching, training or management system: the design, implementation and partial monitoring of a substantial online teaching, or training or management system with resources
- the development and partial monitoring of a published coursebook or set of teaching / training resources in relation to the specific needs of clearly identified cultural and professional groups
- teaching or training provision: the description and evaluation of a range of teaching or training provision in the candidate’s own country – for example, of TESOL training provision in the UK across the independent and state sectors, through officially accredited awarding bodies and other organisations
- syllabus and/or curriculum: the design of an element of a specific syllabus or curriculum within a specified context from the management and academic perspectives
- teaching / training resources: the development and partial monitoring of a published coursebook / textbook or set of teaching / training resources in relation to the specific needs of clearly identified cultural and professional groups
- media-based teaching, training or management systems: the design of a set of media-based teaching, training or management system with resources
- language education policy: the design and implementation of a contribution towards a specific language education policy in a specified context from the management and cultural perspectives
- teachers’ associations: the design and development of a significant piece of work with an English language teachers’ association
- the integration of an English teaching element into a language policy or language curriculum in a country or region where English is not a first language.