About Trinity CertPT

Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers
(Young Learners & Very Young Learners)


The Trinity College London Certificate for Practising Teachers (CertPT) is an innovative Level 6* qualification (Level 6 on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications) which supports the professional development of English language teachers.

Promoting the development of pedagogical knowledge and skills, the Trinity CertPT enables practising teachers, including those with language proficiency below CEFR Level C1, to access specialist training and certification that can transform their teaching practice.

The Trinity CertPT is for teachers seeking to update, improve and enrich their professional teaching practice. It draws upon qualified TESOL teachers’ existing knowledge of teaching practice and theory, while promoting the acquisition and refinement of the specialist skills needed to develop and use effective teaching resources. Course participants develop their ability to evaluate, adapt, create and reflect on the use of context-specific teaching resources.

Teaching contexts include, for example, teaching young learners, teaching English for specific or academic purposes, or teaching within CLIL (content and language integrated learning) settings. The Trinity CertPT is a Level 6 qualification, which is between an initial Level 5 teacher education certificate and an advanced Level 7 diploma qualification.

CertPT: Young Learners & Very Young Learners

The Spainwise CertPT for Young Learners (YLs) and Very Young Learners (VYLs) provides in-service teachers with a deeper understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching language to very young learners (age 3-6) and young learners (age 7-16).

By the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  1. critically evaluate lesson materials in line with learner needs
  2. apply pedagogical theory to practice
  3. employ efficient and effective teaching techniques to boost learner motivation and engagement
  4. plan and reflect on development, past, present and future


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