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Trinity CertTESOL Teacher Training

Trainees who prepare for the Trinity CertTESOL English language teaching certificate acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to embark on their initial position as an ESOL teacher.

Trinity CertTESOL

The Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL) is an internationally recognised certification for individuals with limited or no prior teaching experience in English. It is also suitable for experienced individuals seeking a recognised initial teacher education qualification.

Whether you are a recent graduate aspiring to begin a teaching career, planning to teach English overseas during a gap year, or someone seeking a complete career transition, our Trinity CertTESOL courses will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence, and practical experience to thrive as an effective English language teacher.


  • New teachers starting their teaching career 

  • Teachers with some experience and aiming to enhance their abilities

  • Teachers desiring to teach English while exploring new destinations

  • Both native English speakers and non-native proficient English speakers


  • An enjoyable, imaginative, and fulfilling experience 

  • Enabling you to connect with individuals worldwide while in Ireland 

  • Providing the opportunity to travel and explore different parts of the world

  • Allowing you to work remotely from various locations


  • Are you interested in living in Spain, Italy, Japan, Vietnam, Brazil, or Dubai? The Trinity CertTESOL, one of the two prominent and globally recognised initial teaching training qualifications, opens doors to explore the world, just like the Cambridge CELTA.   

  • Obtaining the Trinity CertTESOL not only qualifies you to teach internationally but also equips you to teach in English language schools recognised by QQI in Ireland. 

  • If you desire the confidence that stems from enhanced knowledge and practical teaching experience before entering the classroom for the first time, you're setting yourself up for success. Acquire the foundation to become a proficient face-to-face and online English language teacher (ELT).

  • The Trinity CertTESOL is renowned for its academic integrity and quality, and it is also slightly more affordable. Each CertTESOL course offered by DCAS is assessed by an evaluator from Trinity College London to ensure that our courses meet the expected standards of quality and academic rigor.



The minimum age requirement is typically 18

Trainees should possess the educational background and qualifications necessary to meet the entry requirements for higher education institutions in their respective countries.

A high level of proficiency in both spoken and written English is required. Non-native English speakers should have a minimum overall ability of C1 (CEFR). During the interview, all applicants' language skills are evaluated impartially

Show the capability to acquire knowledge and effectively communicate the essential aspects of the English language to learners within a communicative context.

Willingness to collaborate as a valuable member of the training group, while also being open to receiving constructive feedback on personal performance.

Display the capacity for comprehensive study, encompassing both language analysis and intensive practical training, highlighting the potential for successful integration of these components.



Please fill out the Application Form, and you will receive a copy of the completed form via email.


Candidates are required to complete several brief written language awareness tasks and a short writing assignment. These language awareness tasks will serve as discussion points during the interview portion with a course tutor.


Upon successful completion of the interview stage, a place will be offered to you, and an invoice of €1499 will be issued. Please note that your place will only be guaranteed once the full invoice has been paid. A non-refundable amount of €250 is included in the invoice.

  • How can I check my attendance?
    Request your attendance rate by email to . Simply include on the email subject "ATTENDANCE REQUEST - your full name" and our Administration team will inform you the accummulated attendance rate for your course.
  • How do I request letters?
    You can "Request a Letter" online. Your request will be processed within 2 working days and emailed to you by
  • How do I open a bank account in Ireland?
    Prior to opening a bank account, please make sure you have received your IRP card from INIS. Once you have received your card, please request a Bank Letter on our ‘Request a Letter’ form on the DCAS website. Administration will process your letter request within 2 working days. Please note that DCAS students can only open bank accounts with the AIB Capel Street bank.
  • What documents do I need for my INIS appointment?
    To register with INIS, students will need: A postal order or bank statement proving access to € 3,000 General letter from DCAS – you can request this from our website at ‘Request a Letter’ Medical Insurance letter from DCAS - you can request this from our website at ‘Request a Letter’ Your passport Proof that you have paid your course fees. For more information, please click here:
  • How do I register with INIS?
    According to the INIS website: ‘If you live in Dublin City or county, you must go to Burgh Quay Registration Office to register in person. You must also book an appointment online before your visit. If you live outside Dublin, you must go to a regional office to register. You cannot register at the Burgh Quay office in Dublin.’ To read more, click here:
  • How do I request a certificate?
    You can request a certificate by submitting a 'Request a Certificate' form. A digital copy of your certificate will be emailed to you by within 2 working days.


Dates                      Location                   Availability

02 Oct 2023

22 Jan 2024

10 June 2024

04 Sep 2024

DCAS 1 - Capel Street

DCAS 1 - Capel Street

DCAS 1 - Capel Street

DCAS 1 - Capel Street








€1275 Only


The course is a mixture of practice and theory 

5 hours of observation of experienced teachers 

130 hours of input, guided tasks, assisted lesson planning and teaching practice 

6 hours of assessed teaching practice for each trainee 

Get in touch now with our team!

Our consultants are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding information about the school and course. Send us an email or call us now on WhatsApp or Facebook chat.


Natalia Santos 

Portuguese and English Support


Berat Ozmen

Turkish and English Support


Emir Portocarrero

Spanish and English Support

+353 (89) 411 2371


Lai Xing Yi (Cherry)

Malay and English Support

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