Next 20 weeks' part time CELTA course starts

on 10 September 2019 
(3-month and 6-month instalment plans available) 


Next 4 weeks' full time CELTA course starts 

on 04 November 2019

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 September 2019 to August 2020


 Mode  Start  End                Location Price
September 2019  Part Time

10 September 2019

13 Febuary 2020 ISE Hove £ 1,225 (book and pay by: 17 August 2019 - £1,125) (3-month and 6-month instalment plans available)
November 2019 Full Time

04 November 2019

29 November 2019 ISE Hove £ 1,050
Febuary 2020 Part Time 11 Febuary 2020 25 June 2020 ISE Hove £ 1,225 (3-month and 6-month instalment plans available)
March 2020 Part Time 07 March 2020 30 May 2020 ONLINE £1,500
August 2020 Full Time 03 August 2020 28 August 2020 ISE Hove £1,150


Early booking discount

ISE Hove are pleased to offer early booking discounts for the Part-Time and some Full-Time CELTA

The course fees must be paid for by the date indicated, in order to benefit from the discount. In the event that an applicant is not offered a place on the course following an interview that occours where a payment has been made prior to interview, a full refund will be given.

Part-Time CELTA Instalment Plans

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

The Part Time February 2020

Instalment Options:

The PT September 2019

Instalment Options:

£150 deposit on acceptance of offer
£375 instalment on 1st March 2020
£375 instalment on 1st April 2020
£375 instalment on 1st May 2020
Total = £1275
£150 deposit on acceptance of offer
£375 instalment on 1st October 2019
£375 instalment on 1st November 2019
£375 instalment on 1st December 2019
Total = £1275
Option (2) 
£220 instalment on 14th February 2020
£220 instalment on 14th March 2020
£220 instalment on 14th April 2020
£220 instalment on 14th May 2020
£220 instalment on 14th June 2020
£220 instalment on 14th July 2020
Total = £1320
Option (2) 
£220 instalment on 10th September 2019
£220 instalment on 10th October 2019
£220 instalment on 10th November 2019
£220 instalment on 10th December 2019
£220 instalment on 10th January 2020
£220 instalment on 10th February 2020
Total = £1320

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:

  • 4 Written Assignments 
  • Assessed Teaching Practice (Total of 6 hours)
  • Observation of Qualified Teachers (6 hours minimum)

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. Boith 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 compliled 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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