It is accepted all over the world as evidence of advanced knowledge of and skills in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is recognised as a Level 7 qualification by the Office of Qualifications in the UK. This is the level of qualification for post graduate courses  in the UK. This course is also recognised for credits towards a Masters degree in English Language Teaching and CILA has already arranged for successful candidates to be offered the chance to join the second year of the Sheffield Hallam Masters in TESOL by distance learning.

It is valued by employers looking for senior staff and is highly desirable for those who wish to pursue careers as moderators or examiners for international English tests. It is accepted all over the world by employers, including the British Council.