CELTA - Cambridge Regional College
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Cambridge Campus, VAR
Start Date:VAR
End Date:Various
Days: Various
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Type: Part Time
Fees: £1600
About the Course

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an initial training course in English Language teaching. It is one of the range of Cambridge English certificates and diplomas provided for teachers and is placed at Level 5 of the UK government's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).
CELTA is a highly regarded qualification which gives you the skills you need to help get a teaching job anywhere in the world, including the UK. Each year we welcome candidates from all over the world. Applicants have ranged in age from 20 to 70 and come from a variety of backgrounds including recent graduates and people looking for a career change.

We offer the course in a variety of formats with several start dates across the academic year as follows:

22 January - 16 May 2024 (now full and we are only interviewing for a waiting list)
Part Time Course -Online Evening
Times – Attendance online twice a week on Tuesdays & Thursdays 17.00 – 21.15.

02 August – 13 September 2024
Full Time Course – Fully Online
Times – Attendance online every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 09.00 – 17.15.


CELTA is very widely recognised around the world and requested as a minimum qualification by most language teaching organisations.

During the course, we offer advice on finding teaching jobs and possibilities for trainees post CELTA. We also regularly send our CELTA graduates information about job posts that come up.
All trainees are invited to our Facebook alumni page where they can network with other CELTA graduates working around the world and hear about job posts.
Trainees who successfully complete the course would be able to seek posts teaching English to non-native speakers within the UK and abroad.

Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for people with little or no teaching experience though would also benefit more experienced teachers needing a practical formal qualification in teaching.
Each year we welcome candidates from all over the world. Applicants have ranged in age from 20 to 70 and come from a variety of backgrounds including recent graduates and people looking for a career change.
Ideally applicants should be aged 20+ though we may take suitable applicants aged between 19 and 20. Previous teaching experience is not required but may be helpful.
Trainees must have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education. Competence in both spoken and written English and good language awareness are essential. For non-native speakers we require a high level of fluency and accuracy.

More information on the courses is available on our CELTA website: www.camre.ac.uk/celta.

Regardless of the intensity of the course you choose, your syllabus will cover these essential elements:
• 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 teaching contexts
• Developing teaching skills and professionalism

The course involves a minimum of 120 contact hours which includes input of teaching methodology, language awareness, 6 assessed hours of teaching practice and feedback, tutorial time, supervised lessons planning, 6 hours of classroom observation of experience.


Assessment takes place throughout the course and considers the trainee's overall performance.

There are two assessed components: being able to demonstrate successful planning and teaching and completion of four classroom-related written assignments.

Trainees are observed teaching real students and given feedback from the tutors after each lesson.

All results are approved by Cambridge English with standards monitored by an external assessor. Full attendance on the course is required.

Guidance is given for teaching practice and there are individual tutorials to discuss your progress and to offer help where necessary.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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