Next full time CELTA starts on 28 June 2021?Next 12 weeks' part time CELTA starts on 6 March 2021

University of Cambridge ESOL

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

The CELTA course provides initial teacher training, leading to a Certificate in English language Teaching to Adults.

CELTA is ideal for people without previous teaching experience who want to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

CELTA provides further training for PGCE / Cert Ed teachers with no previous training in English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

CELTA is popular with overseas qualified teachers who want to update their methodology and learn about new teaching strategies.

The University of Cambridge CELTA is the only independently moderated TEFL training certificate and is highly regarded by employers round the world. CELTA provides practical teaching experience, where trainees learn by doing.?

Course Dates November 2020 to November 2021


Mode Start End
Location Price
January 2021 Full Time

18 January 2021

20 February 2021 BLENDED/ ONLINE
Moved to March 2021
March 2021

Part Time

6 March 2021 29 May 2021 BLENDED / ONLINE


email: hovereception@ise.uk.com

Instalment options avaliable

July 2021 Full Time 28 June 2021 30 July 2021 ISE Hove / ONLINE £1,250
August 2021 Full Time 2 August 2021 27 August or 3 September 2021 ISE Hove / ONLINE


September 2021 Part Time 25 September 2021 9 December 2021 BLENDED / ONLINE

£1,250 by 28th September or

instalment options available

November 2021 Full Time 1 November 2021 3 December 2021 ISE Hove £1,150
Part-Time CELTA Instalment Plans

ISE Hove are pleased to offer additional instalment plans for the Part-Time CELTA

The Part Time March 2021

Instalment Option:

The Part Time September 2021

Instalment Option:

£150 deposit on acceptance of offer
£350 instalment on 6th March 2021
£250 instalment on 6th April 2021
£250 instalment on 6th May 2021
£250 instalment on 29th May 2021
Total = £1,250

£150 deposit on acceptance of offer
£350 instalment on 25th September 2021
£250 instalment on 25th October 2021
£250 instalment on 25th November 2021
£250 instalment on 9th December 2021
Total = £1,250



Please be aware that all instalments must be paid in order for a candidate to pass the course and receive a certificate. Instalments may be made via standing order, debit card, credit card or using post-dated cheques.

Course Components

The CELTA is awarded on successful completion of the programme which includes:



Course Content

The course covers five topic areas, as shown in the table below.

Programme delivery

CELTA courses are designed to deliver an integrated programme. They do not, therefore, deliver each topic area as a block of learning and most sessions in the programme will make reference to subject matter covered in more than one area. For example, a language analysis session may include language analysis for the teacher (Topic 2, Language analysis & awareness); problems particular learners may have with a language area (Topic 1, Learners & teachers and the teaching & learning context), and strategies for classroom teaching (Topic 4, Planning & resources and Topic 5, Developing teaching skills & professionalism).

Over the course candidates build up knowledge related to all the topics covered in the CELTA Syllabus while at the same time developing classroom skills.


There are two modes of assessment:

i) written assignments which relate directly to one or more topics

ii) continuous assessment of teaching practice, which includes planning, teaching and self-evaluation.

The following table summarises how CELTA assessment relates to the five topics. Written assihgnment titles in italics.

Assessment of CELTA Syllabus Topics


Topic Title Assessment (primary) Assessment (secondary)
1 Learners & teachers and the teaching & leanrning context Focus on the Learner; Lesson planning and teaching Language related skills; Skills assignment; Lessons from the classroom
2 Language analysis and language awareness Language related tasks; Lesson planning and teaching Focus on the learner; Lesson evaluations
3 Language skills: reading, listening, speaking & writing Skills assignment; Lesson planning and teaching Focus on the learner; Lesson evaluatrions

Planning & producing resources for different teaching contexts

Lessons from the classroom; Lesson planning and teaching; Lesson evaluations

Language related tasks; Skills assignment; Focus on the learner

5 Developing teaching skills and professionalism Lessons from the classroom; Lesson planning and teaching; Lesson evaluations Focus on the learner; Skills assignment; Language related tasks



Q: What are the entry requirements?

A: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a sound reason for taking the course, an Advanced level of English and be at least 20 years of age. Both native and non-native English speakers are eligible.

Q: Is there an exam?

A: No, you are assessed on your Teaching Practice,? Written Assignments and portfolio, which is compiled throughout the course.

Q: Will I be able to get work with a CELTA?

A: CELTA is the initial qualification for teaching English, recognised and required all over the world. No other qualification is better for finding work. The demand for English language learning continues to grow steadily and ISE graduates have a tremendous success rate in finding jobs both locally and abroad. (Examples of recent ISE CELTA graduate progression available on request from teachertraining@ise.uk.com)

Q: What are the Written Assignments on?

A: You will complete four assignments: one on adult learning; one on the language system of English; one on teaching language skills; and one on classroom teaching.




To apply please complete the downloadable CELTA Application Form and CELTA Pre-Interview Task and send them together with a copy of your passport by post or email in PDF / JPEG format.


If you have any questions please contact our Teacher Training Department via email at: teachertraining@ise.uk.com


Full Time courses run from 09:00 - 17.30 each weekday.

Part Time courses have mandatory input sessions every Thursday evening from 18:00 - 21:15

Teaching practice sessions run on either Tuesday evenings from 18:00 - 21:15 or Saturdays from 10:00 - 13:15.

In addition candidates will be required to complete lesson planning and preparation and to read and research input topics in advance.




The CELTA is accredited and externally assessed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Department.




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