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 January - October 2016


 Mode  Start  End                Location Price
February 2016 Part Time 16th February 2016 23rd June 2016 ISE Hove £1,100

April 2016

Full Time Mon 04th April 2016 Fri 29th April 2016 ISE Hove  £850
June 2016 Full Time Tue 31st May2016 Sat 25th June 2016 ISE Hove  £850

July 2016

Full Time Mon 27th June 2016  Fri 22nd July 2016 ISE Hove  £1,100 (Book and pay by the 6th May 2016 - £975)
August 2016

Full Time

Mon 08th August 2016 Fri 02nd September 2016 ISE Hove £900
September 2016 Part Time
Tue 20th September 2016 Thur 16th February 2017 ISE Hove

£1,100 (Book and pay by the 26th July 2016 - £975)

October 2016 Full Time Mon 03rd October 2016 Fri 28th October 2016 ISE Hove £ 850


Course Components

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


(1) Q: What are the entry requirements?

A: To have a college or university education or equivalent, an Advanced level of English & to be 20 years of age.

(2) Q: Is there an exam?

A: No, you are assessed on your Teaching Practice and Written Assignments.

(3) 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.

(4) 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 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.

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

Possible funding for EU teachers

Teachers in the European Union may wish to enquire about the possibility of funding their CELTA course at ISE through the Comenius fund.

Please look at the following: http://ec.europa.eu/education/pub/pdf/general/what_en.pdf


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

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