Sobre este curso

Steps to Success is a self-access course delivered online: participants complete work on their own but they also put together a portfolio which is marked by a tutor.

The course is designed to help teachers make the transition from newly qualified teacher to developing teacher. It provides the support to help teachers put theory into practice, enhancing their initial knowledge and experience gained from teacher training.

It has been written specifically for English language teachers who are in their first two years of teaching. It is suitable for teachers working in the state sector at primary, secondary or tertiary level, or in the private English language teaching sector.

Course aims

The course aims to:

  • expand teachers' knowledge of methodology, lesson planning and assessment
  • focus on communicative and learner-centred teaching
  • allow teachers to observe and try out methods and resources
  • relate course ideas to teachers' own contexts
  • develop reflection and professional development skills.

Course structure

The course is made up of the following components:

  • ten online modules, comprising a minimum of 35 hours' training
  • fully comprehensive tutors' notes with detailed guides for portfolio tasks.

Each of the ten modules includes video, activities, portfolio tasks, a downloadable module summary, further reading and internet links.

Each module takes three to four hours to complete and time for portfolio tasks is an additional hour or two. The course provides approximately 15 hours of portfolio tasks. This makes the full course 50 hours of study.

Download details of the course content (PDF, 64 kb).


Participants can download a certificate of completion after each module. In addition, you can choose to have your portfolio assessed by one of our expert teacher-trainers and receive the full course certificate; participants must pass 22 of the 26 portfolio tasks.

Detalhes e preços dos cursos

If you are finishing your studies to be a teacher or are in your first two years of teaching, then you will benefit from this course. It will help you make the transition from student teacher to professional and put the theory that you have learned into practice.

Aimed at Teachers of English teaching primary and lower secondary learners and teachers teaching through the medium of English.
Level of English B1+
Duration 10 online modules (approximately 3.5 hours each) for a total of 35 hours.
Start date(s) Open for enrolment
Course calendar

 You can start our self-access courses when you want!


GBP 100.00 for all 10 units (full course), or
GBP 170.00 for full course with assessed portfolio.

Promotional offer (all units):

using promo code pt-british2016m:

EUR 105.00 (full unassessed course), or
EUR 180.00 (full assessed course)

Application For more information and to apply please visit our TeachingEnglish Steps to Success page
Technical requirements Email address, computer, reliable internet connection (minimum speed 56kbps, preferably broadband), access to Microsoft Word or a similar word processor, access to Adobe Reader (free) to open PDF files
Certificate A British Council downloadable certificate of completion is provided to participants on completing the course and the required tasks.
Downloads and further resources

Steps to Success course outline