I'm about to commit to doing my TEFL training, but I'm a bit concerned by the different forms of accreditation here. It seems that so far as I can see, CELTA is the "benchmark" by which other accreditation is measured, but they seem to be very focussed on full time courses and are run far less frequently where I am (Birmingham UK) than other courses.
I have found some interesting distance learning courses, that offer a serious cost advantage, but how will my employability be affected if I choose one of those courses? Does the accreditation make a big difference? Do schools accept one form more than another? etc
Any insight would be really useful, thanks.