Undergraduate study
Education, Early Childhood & Youth

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience who want to teach English as a foreign language. You gain the skills and practical teaching experience to start a career in English teaching either in the UK or abroad. We are currently taking applications for this course, interviews will be organised in due course. The fee for this course is £1,300

Course information

Full-time

  • Not available full-time

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 26 February to 23 March 2018, 9.00am - 5.30pm; 4 weeks full-time
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738522
  • £1,300.00 including the Cambridge English entry fee of £127.00
  • £1,300.00 including the Cambridge English entry fee of £127.00

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The CELTA programme is a four-week training course scheduled to commence in February. There are 140 contact hours divided into class input, supervised lesson planning, observed teaching practice and feedback and one-to-one tutorial support. The course runs 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

CELTA is a highly respected and recognised qualification across the world. It is accredited by OFQUAL (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Cambridge English Language Assessment The CELTA focuses on five main areas:
learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
language analysis and awareness
language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
planning and resources for different contexts
developing teaching skills and professionalism.

Course structure

Modules for this course will appear here soon.

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

Part of the course requires you to complete teaching practice. You teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. You are assessed on your overall performance at the end of the six hours. The teaching practice classes are in smaller groups with a maximum of six trainees per class.
You also observe other English language teachers, who teach on English language courses at the University.

How you are assessed

You are assessed in two ways throughout your course – teaching practice and four written assignments.

You complete four written assignments that focus on:
- analysing and responding to learner needs
- analysing language for teaching purposes
- teaching language skills
- reflecting on classroom teaching.
You are also required to complete a portfolio for assessment consisting of lesson plans, tutor feedback, self-evaluations and records of progress.

An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, moderates each course. To get the CELTA certificate, you need to pass both assessments. There are three passing grades: Pass A, Pass B and Pass.


Our Disability Services team helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia
Find out more about our disability services

Find out more about financial support
Find out more about our course related costs

Career opportunities

CELTA is accepted by organisations which employ English language teachers throughout the world and career opportunities include:
language schools
universities
publishers
examination boards
non-governmental organisations
the voluntary sector

Entry requirements

You must:
- have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
- be a minimum of 18 years old
- have a standard of English which would enable you to teach a range of levels (CEFR C2 or high grade at C1, Pass A or B)

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
Find out more about RPL

Course information

Full-time

  • Not available full-time

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 26 February to 23 March 2018, 9.00am - 5.30pm; 4 weeks full-time
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 738522
  • £1,300.00 including the Cambridge English entry fee of £127.00
  • £1,300.00 including the Cambridge English entry fee of £127.00

Contact details

Further information