Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP)

PGCert, by distance learning, 9 months, part-time

Gaining extra qualifications is always a great idea – particularly if you want to boost your job prospects and deepen your learning. This PGCert will help build your existing skills and gain a qualification in TEAP.

Course Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) will provide you with the core competencies required for the design and delivery of effective teaching programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), while furthering your knowledge across the range of key concepts and issues related to teaching EAP.

This course will develop the knowledge and skills required of you as an expert EAP practitioner. The modules you will study relate to – and are closely informed by – the competency framework set out by BALEAP, the leading professional organisation for EAP in the UK.

The course will provide you with:

  • Enhanced employment prospects in the field through gaining a specialist postgraduate qualification and developing the knowledge and skills required of an expert EAP practitioner.
  • Knowledge of academic practice, academic contexts, disciplinary practice, academic discourse, personal learning, development and autonomy.
  • Understanding of EAP students’ needs, student critical thinking and student autonomy.
  • Skill in syllabus and programme development, text processing and text production, as well as in programme implementation and assessment practices.
  • The ability to manage, reflect and enhance your own learning.
  • Opportunities to extend your range of transferable skills, including your study and research skills.

This course is a unique platform for developing your experience and knowledge of TEAP because it combines the knowledge and experience of Education at Leicester in delivering distance learning courses with the skills of staff from our English Language Teaching Unit, who are active practitioners in teaching EAP.

Studying by supported distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study, meaning you do not have to take a career break. We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our distance learning students. Our award-winning library has world class facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Out virtual learning environment Blackboard offers a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Key Facts

Start date:
February, May, August and November each year
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Why Leicester?

Education at Leicester has an excellent international reputation for the development and teaching of intellectually stimulating education courses.

You will be taught by academics who are at the forefront of research in education and who feed the latest developments into their teaching.

Our courses aim to develop leaders in education and so have been designed with your career prospects in mind.

The University of Leicester has over 25 years’ experience of offering high quality distance learning courses.

Course Structure

Core modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

Key Dates

Start date: TBC
Application deadline for October 2020 start: TBC

Teaching and Assessment

This distance learning course is taught online using the University of Leicester’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. You will be assessed through a variety of methods including blogs, essays and reports.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at teachers and other professionals working in the TESOL field. You should have:

  • At least a second-class honours degree (or its equivalent from a non-UK university; GPA 3.0 or above), preferably in English language, linguistics or education
  • Plus: a recognised qualification in teaching English as a foreign language
  • Plus: at least one year’s full-time equivalent teaching experience.
  • Plus: two references that validate your qualifications and work experience.

We will also consider serving teachers if you have equivalent qualifications or qualified teacher status and significant experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 (7.0 in writing preferred) or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

This is the total course fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live.

Starting in October 2020

  • £3,200

Career Opportunities

Education CPD+ offers a range of professional development opportunities for practicing teachers.

Our PhD opportunities are very popular with those wishing to pursue a particular research interest at doctoral level.

We are committed to training and developing outstanding teachers. We are proud to be able to support the career progression of so many teachers through the courses we offer, many of whom started their journey with us as PGCE students.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP) PGCert 1 year by distance learning October each year Apply Now