Next part time CELTA starts on 11th March 2024

Next full time CELTA starts on 29th July 2024

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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 EFL.

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

The CELTA is the only independently moderated TEFL training certificate and therefore highly valued around the world. CELTA provides practical teaching experience, where trainees learn by doing.

ISE CELTA includes all Cambridge Assessment Fees

Course Dates 2024


Mode Start End
Location Price
March 2024 Part Time 11th March 2024 28th June 2024 MIXED MODE/ONLINE


August 2024 Full Time 29th July 2024 30th August 2024 MIXED MODE/ONLINE


September 2024 Part Time 24th September 2024 14th February 2025 MIXED MODE/ONLINE


Instalment options avaliable

October 2024

Full Time 28th October 29th November MIXED MODE/ONLINE


Part-Time CELTA Instalment Plans

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

Part Time March 2024

Instalment Option:

Part Time September 2024

Instalment Option:

£200 deposit on acceptance of offer
£350 instalment on 15th March 2024
£350 instalment on 20th April 2024
£250 instalment on 20th May 2024
£250 instalment on 20th June 2024
Total = £1,400

£200 deposit on acceptance of offer
£350 instalment on 24th September 2024
£350 instalment on 24th October 2024
£300 instalment on 24th November 2024
£250 instalment on 24th December 2024
Total = £1,450

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 topics of the Written Assignments?

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 17:30 - 20:30.

Teaching practice sessions run on Tuesday evenings from 17:30 to 20:30.

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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