Flying Cows is proud to launch the first teacher training course of its kind in the UK where students teach English as a second language to charities and community groups in Nottingham, as part of their training.
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Community Learning

The new blended Community CertTESOL course in association with Trinity College, London and Language Point Teacher Education, has been designed for people who want to teach English to non-native English speakers at home or overseas but for whom it is more convenient to study partly online.

The Trinity CertTESOL is a world-leading entry qualification in English Language Teaching, which can open doors for new teachers at home and in almost every country in the world. The course combines 3 weeks of online study with two weeks of face-to-face practical application in classrooms in charities and community groups in central Nottingham, aiming to make a real difference to people’s lives.

“We have a huge need for English classes here at the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF).  Being able to speak some English means that refugees and asylum seekers can settle in quicker in the UK, feel welcome and receive fair and compassionate treatment and support to rebuild their lives.  The Flying Cows Community CertTESOL courses will mean we have a regular source of English teachers and will make a real difference to us.”

Teressa O’Hagan, ESOL Project Co-ordinator, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF)

Blended Learning – Online and Face-to-Face Study

The blended CertTESOL is a ground breaking development in teacher education. Splitting the course into online and face-to-face periods of study allows trainee teachers to digest the complex theoretical content of the course in their own time, under guidance from highly experienced training professionals, before receiving direct support and feedback on their classroom teaching in the 2 weeks of online study


The Community CertTESOL course is open to applicants who are 18+ and have enough qualifications to allow them to enter higher education in their own countries. Students must be competent in spoken and written English.


The Community CertTESOL consists of five units.

  • Unit 1: Teaching Skills
  • Unit 2: Language Awareness (including grammar and phonology)
  • Unit 3: Learner Profile
  • Unit 4: Materials Assignment
  • Unit 5: Unknown Language

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2020 Course Dates

Online Study Face-to-Face Study (Nottingham)



6th January – 24th January 27th January – 7th February 8th February
2nd March – 20th March 23rd March – 3rd April 5th April
1st June – 19th June 22nd June – 3rd July 5th July
7th September – 26th September 28th September – 9th October 11th October
2nd November – 20th November 23rd November – 4th December 6th December


 £1250.00 including moderation fee.  Payable at least 3 weeks before the start date.   


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