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Cambridge English Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

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Course outline

The course is designed as an initial training course for those with little or no experience of teaching languages and those with experience who need a qualification to progress their career.

CELTA enables you to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language)/ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) both in the UK and abroad.

The CELTA course is at Level 5 (intermediate) of the Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) and Level 5 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

We will help you develop: 
  • a deeper awareness of the English language’s grammatical systems 
  • familiarity with the principles and practice of effective teaching to adult learners of English
  • skills and techniques for teaching adults in the language classroom
  • familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for use with adult learners of English

We usually have two intakes per year with a September and a March start. We sometimes run an additional course subject to demand. Contact for details of the next intake.

Next steps

Applications for this course open in September 2017.

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City (Adams)
Adams Building, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1NG


03 September 2018 - 28 June 2019

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15 weeks part-time CELTA online (blended-learning) course – includes a 2-week teaching practice on campus

Level Level 5
Entry requirements

You'll need at least 2 A Levels or equivalent along with a good level of language awareness, a sound grasp of grammatical terminology and a competence in both spoken and written English.

You'll also need English language skills at either GCSE English (4/C or above) or a certificate showing English language skills at CEFR C1-C2+ or higher.

Teaching & assessment

You’ll be assessed continuously through online classrooms, assignments, a portfolio and actual teaching practice.


You can apply for jobs around the world teaching English as a Foreign Language, or progress to study higher qualifications such as DELTA. Please see for more details. This course has an excellent pass rate and employability record.


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