Frequently Asked Questions


What does iQTEFL offer that other companies don't?

IQTEFL offers support through its staff, online community of international teachers and free teaching resources, all from the comfort of your own home. IQPro will continue this level of support after you have qualified with CPD courses created by teachers, for teachers, to ensure you are up-to-date on the latest training. Check out our blog on the advantages of IQTEFL by clicking on the picture below. Online TEFL community

Is my level of English acceptable to become a TEFL teacher?

If English is not your first language and you have any concerns that you do not meet the required standard, don't fear! IQGlobal will be happy to help you, with their specialised English for Teachers course, 'Teacher Talk'. Click on the picture below to visit their site. IQGlobal English Tutoring

How long is it after purchase until I receive access to my course?

You will be set up on your course within 72 hours of your purchase. If you have bought a pre-order for a course, this will be within 72 hours of the launch date. Welcome to IQTEFL

What is TEFL?

TEFL stands for 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language. The course will prepare you to teach learners of all ages and abilities in their second language studies. If you are a teacher in another discipline, a TEFL qualification can also help you to better support any ESL learners you have in your classes. It can be used in both classroom based and online teaching jobs. Find out if IQTEFL is for you by clicking on the picture below. TEFL teaching

What can I teach once I am qualified?

Once you are qualified you will be able to teach students who wish to learn English as a foreign language. This could be online, abroad or with international students at a local education centre. Click on the picture below to see some current teacing oppurtunities for TEFL teachers. TEFL teaching

Where can I teach once I am qualified?

Once qualified, you can choose to work in a range of settings either in the U.K. or abroad. This may be online or in a classroom and both options give you the option to travel whilst you earn! Click on the picture below to check out our Travelling Teacher blogs and see where the journey could take you. travelling TEFL teacher

Will IQTEFL support me to find work after I am qualified?

IQTEFL is committed to lifelong support and deelopment. Not only do we offer free CPD courses to keep your training up-to date, we also have a handy jobs page with recomended oppurtunities that are available. Click on the picture below to see the latest listings. TEFL jobs abroad

What are the entry requirements for IQTEFL?

There are no set requirements for IQTEFL entry, but we do ask for all candidates to have a high level of English, especially if they are a non-native speaker. However, if you have a specific job in mind once you qualify, it is always best to check that you also meet the requirements set by the institution or country. Some places will also require you to have a degree or equ IQGlobal Online English tutoring ivilent qualification, although they often do not mind which subject this is in. If you feel you need support with your English skills before you start your IQTEFL course, contact the team at IQGlobal by clicking on the picture below to see how they can help.

When do I need to study for IQTEFL?

IQTEFL is completely flexible to fit in around work and family life. All study can be completed whenever you like, resources are available 24 hours a day and support is available seven days a week! Even our webinars are available as recordings so that you can watch them at a time that best suits you. It couldn't be easier. Click on the picture below to check out some of the webinars available so far. Fun online learning

How long do i have to complete IQTEFL?

IQTEFL gives you a maximum of six months to complete the course. This is to ensure that you enter the jobs market with the most up-to date information, as things in the world of global education can move at a fast pace! To look more closely at the structure of the IQTEFL course and what is expected, clcik onthe picture and watch the video. Time to study

Who do I contact if I have a query about starting IQTEFL?

If you would like to ask any questions before signing up to IQTEFL, you can click on the 'Let's Chat!' button on to talk to one of our advisors, or you can click on the picture below to open our contact form.

Who do I contact if I have an issue whilst completeing IQTEFL?

For queries and support during your TEFL course, please email One of our team will be able to assist you. For other ways to contact us, click on the picture below.

How can I get a replacement certificate?

To get a replacement certificate, you can email, or buy a CPD certificate on our free courses page, following the instructions and clearly stating that it is an IQTEFL and not and IQPro certificate required. Click on the picture below to go to the product page.

Do I need a degree to be a TEFL teacher?

You don't always need a degree or equivilent qualification to become a TEFL teacher. It is down to different national and institutional policies as to whether you will need them. We always recomend that prospective students research the options available to them after qualifying and make sre they meet the requirements. Click on thepicture below to see the current oppurtunities available. TEFL teaching degree

Do I need to purchase any additional resources to complete my IQTEFL course?

IQTEFL provides all of the materials tha you require to complete your course. However, it never hurts to read around the subject you are studying and so some reading materials would be a nice addition. Luckily, many resources are now available online, such as the IQTEFL Blog, which you can view by clicking on the picture below.

How do I apply for IQTEFL?

You needn't apply for IQTEFL. Simply go to the IQTEFL Shop and make your purchase. However, if you have any concerns about whether you have the relevant skills required to complete the course, please ask us using the 'Let's Chat!' functionor email Click on the picture below to go straight to the shop and get started with IQTEFL.

I'm a qualified teacher.  Do I need a TEFL certificate?

Some companies and schools will allow you to teach with a full teaching qualification such as a P.G.C.E. or a BEd, although many prefer a TEFL course as well, due to the specific skills included in trainng that will help you to best support ESL students. Click on the picture below to visit the IQTEFL shop.

What support is available during my IQTEFL course?

IQTEFL offers support to all of our students. We are happy to help via the 'Let's Chat!' button or We also offer free resources, vlogs and blogs to supply you with all the information you require whilst on your course. You can also talk to other teachers and ask advice on our Teacher Tips page and complete our free short courses, which you can access by clicking on the picture below.

Are there any age restrictions for teaching?

Do I need to know the learners' native language?

Can TEFL teaching be a full time job?

Where can I get teaching tips for TEFL teachers?

IQTEFL offers a variety of free resources for teachers including downloadable templates, quick cards, vlogs and blogs. We also have a Teacher Tips Forum, where you can share ideas and tips with other teachers in our online international community. Take a look at the page by clicking on the picture below.

Can i teach in the U.K. with a TEFL certificate?

There are jobs within the U.K. for TEFL teachers. Firstly, there are an abundance of online oppurtunities. Also, there are English lessons and English support provided in most of the larger educational centres for ESL students. However, these jobs can be little less common and so competition may be fierce nd other factors such as previous experience and other qualifications are likely to be more important. If you do decide to go for an online job, check out our blog, full of tips to help you get your first job, by clicking on the picture below.

Do I need a visa to teach abroad?


How long is it after purchase until I receive access to my course?

You will be set up on your course within 72 hours of your purchase. If you have bought a pre-order for a course, this will be within 72 hours of the launch date.

How long do I have to complete my IQPro CPD course?

The courses have aan expiry date of 90 days.

How long do I have to complete IQPro free courses?

Can I get a certificate for IQPro free courses?

Who should I contact if I need help or support during an IQPro course?

Why is CPD important for teachers?

When can I study for an IQPro course?

Teach Abroad

What are the best places to teach with a TEFL qualification abroad?

Teach Online

What will I need to start teaching online?

What oppurtunities are there for online teaching?

Can I teach online whilst travelling?