English Language Teaching and Assessment Certificate (ELTAD)


This specification provides an overview to the LRN Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ELTAD) for candidates, centres, administrators, employers, teachers and examiners. The specification outlines the key features and administrative procedures required for this qualification.


The English Language Teaching and Assessment Diploma is designed for candidates who wish to extend their experience of teaching English language to adults. The qualification is an intensive programme of study which will enable candidates to gain a recognised teaching qualification, with a focus for those wishing to specialise in teaching English to either speakers of other languages or for those who wish to teach English to adults.

Course Requirements

  1. Aged 21 or over,
  2. At least 2 years teaching experience or
  3. Certificate in TEFL / ELTAC / TESOL or equivalent.
  4. An Undergraduate Degree or equivalent.


The English Language Teaching and Assessment Diploma reflect the wide variation in candidates’ origins, levels of education and career aims. Progression opportunities may, therefore, take a variety of paths. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, it may be appropriate for the candidate to progress to:

  • Masters Degree level program in a teaching/education related discipline
  • Any other AO qualifications at level 7 or above in teaching/education or other disciplines (subject to individual AO requirements)