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Teaching Knowledge Test

Teaching Knowledge Test

The Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is a qualification for English language teachers. The St Giles course which prepares teachers for the TKT exams aims to increase their confidence and enhance their job prospects: it focuses on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary or secondary school children or adult learners, anywhere in the world.

The TKT is primarily aimed at teachers for whom English is not the first language. It can be taken at any stage in their career and it may also be useful for people who are thinking about becoming teachers. Applicants’ level of English should be at least B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is equivalent to IELTS 4.0 to 5.0.

St Giles offers a TKT Preparation Course at St Giles Brighton.

The TKT qualification is comprised of three modules:

  • Module 1: Language and background to language learning and teaching
  • Module 2: Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching
  • Module 3: Managing the teaching and learning process

Input sessions with St Giles trainers and directed self-study help the candidates to prepare for the tests. Assessment is by a written paper with multiple choice questions and St Giles Brighton is a TKT exam centre.

As part of their course fee, all TKT candidates will be automatically entered for Module 1. They can choose the number of additional TKT modules for which they would like to sit the examination(s).  Please note that the deadline for module registration is six weeks before the start of the course.


At present, you may be able to get a contribution towards the cost of your course at St Giles International and your stay in the UK, from the EU programme ERASMUS+.  You can download a short ERASMUS+ information sheet here

This may change after the UK’s exit from the European Union. You can find further information on the Erasmus + website.

Please note that individuals cannot apply for funds from this programme, but your school, college or university can apply for an ERASMUS+ mobility project once a year, in March, and they can use this to support your participation. 

You can also find details of dates and fees for the courses at:


Please contact the team at St Giles Brighton on brighton@stgiles.co.uk to apply for this course.

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