If you decide that you wish to offer the DipTESOL, you need to submit a proposal for validation. Please see the LTCL Diploma TESOL Syllabus and Requirements 2007 for full details of the process. Here is an overview:
- Firstly, you need to submit an organization fact file. Trinity will use this to decide whether you can proceed to a full proposal.
- If your organization is approved, you should submit one hard copy and one electronic copy of your proposal to the Chief Examiner together with the scrutiny fee. It should cover the areas listed in the VRs, p.18 ff. key decisions that you need to make include: the delivery mode (full-time, part-time or with a distance component); the course dates, frequency, class size and length; staffing issues, including training and induction. We can provide you with advice and guidance on these and other issues.
- When Trinity receives your proposal, it is sent to our validation panel for further comment. The Chief Examiner will then compile a range of recommendations and suggestions for amendment. You will then use these as a basis for making a second submission.
- Once Trinity and the provider have agreed that the proposal is acceptable, we make a validation visit in order to talk to the course director and tutors and review the premises and resources.
- Trinity confirms in writing, normally not more than two weeks after the validation visit, that either the proposal now meets all the critiera and the course can be formally validated, or that further revisions are still required.
The process of validation takes approximately 12 weeks in total. Our aim is to support you throughout the process and ensure that you are able to deliver the course in a way that best suits your organization. Courses should start within 12 months of confirmation. Validated ocurses are normally subject to an annual inspection.