SCQF Level 6

Course Overview

Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (CELTA) is an initial teacher training course and an internationally recognised form of entry into the English Language teaching profession. The Cambridge CELTA is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to teach ESOL effectively in a variety of contexts.  


The part-time course runs from the middle of January 2020 through to June 2020 on Tuesday and Thursday evening 5.30-8.30pm. 

The full-time course runs for 4 weeks from 15th June 2020 to 10th July 2020. Applications for the full-time course will open March 2020. 


What You Will Learn

  • You will study theory and methodology and learn how to analyse language through tasks and discussions 
  • You will observe experienced ESOL practitioners and undertake six hours of teaching practice with ESOL groups 

Entry Requirements
  • You should be at university entry standard and have at least three Highers or equivalent

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.
How the course is assessed

  • There will be four written assignments throughout the year 
  • You must complete six hours of assessed teaching practice which will take place at Edinburgh College 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • Please note that places on CELTA courses are limited and early application is advised
  • Selection interviews take place throughout the year while places are available
  • These group interview sessions will consist of discussion tasks a short mini-lesson and an individual interview
Career Opportunities
  • English teaching opportunities in the UK and abroad.
Number Of Days Per Week
  • Full time - five days a week
  • Part time - two evenings a week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Information about funding can be found here
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 14/06/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 09/07/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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