Trinity CertPT (YLs & VYLs)

Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers - YLs & VYLs (Ofqual Level 6)


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


Level 6 (on the British National Qualifications Framework)

Awarded by

Trinity College London


30 GLH (Guided Learning Hours) 100 hours TQT (Total Qualification Time)


9 months (part-time)


Live Video Conferencing + Online Content

Certificate Course Details​

The main course content is delivered through ten units (see 1-10 below) and assessed through four written assignments. .

Early Years Education

  • Characteristics of Young Learners (age 3-6) and Very Young Learners (age 7-16)
  • Principles of Early Years Education and Child Development
  • Early Literacy and Learning

Language Acquisition & Language Learning

  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Applying Theory and Principle to the Language Classroom
  • Language Transfer and Use of L1

Teaching Skills and Techniques for Teachers of YLs and VYLs

  • Key Skills for Teachers of Children and Teenagers
  • Practical Techniques and Strategies
  • Evidence-Based Reflection and CPD

Classroom Management for YLs and VYLs

  • Establishing Relationships and Developing Rapport
  • Creating and Implementing Rules and Routines
  • Behaviour Management Strategies

Lesson Planning for YLs and VYLs

  • Lesson Structure, Aims and Objectives
  • Exploiting Routines and Keeping Learners Engaged
  • Selecting Suitable Lesson Activities

Presenting & Practising Language

  • Grammar, Lexis and Phonology
  • Receptive Skills
  • Productive Skills

Assessment & Feedback

  • Types of Assessment
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Differentiation

Selecting & Exploiting Materials

  • Comparing and Contrasting Materials
  • Analysis of Resources
  • Evaluation and Reflection of Existing Materials

Adapting & Creating Materials

  • Resource Management
  • Materials Development
  • Evaluation and Reflection of Adapted or Original Materials

Assignment Tasks

  • Task 1
  • Tasks 2 and 3
  • Task 4

Trinity Certificate for Practising Teachers (YLs & VYLs)

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