Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

Course Content

The CELTA qualification is the internationally recognised standard for a career in English Language Teaching.

It's a practical, classroom-based teacher training course giving a good foundation in basic teaching techniques including classroom management, lesson planning, error correction, language analysis & using resources. Interactive input sessions focus on teaching methodology and language awareness. This input is put to practical use in the preparation of lesson plans and 6 hours of assessed teaching practice. In addition there are at least 120 additional learning hours of independent background reading, assignment writing and lesson preparation. 

You will be offered the opportunity to gain valuable skills by working as volunteers in our ESOL classes (Covid permitting).

Downloadable CELTA information sheet.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally be 20 years old (although we may accept candidates between 18 and 20) and hold four SQA Highers (Grade C or above) or equivalent. If English is not an applicant's first language, a very high level of spoken and written accuracy is required (minimum CPE or a recent IELTS score of 8.0 overall, including 8.0 for written English). Applicants are required to submit a pre-interview task and, if successful, will be invited to attend a group interview.

You may be eligible to apply for ITA funding:

Method of Assessment

Six hours of assessed teaching practice and four written assignments (of 3000 words in total), which are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Future Prospects

This course is the basic requirement for those embarking on a career in English Language Teaching / TEFL / TESOL.  Internationally recognised, this qualification can lead to stimulating work all over the world or in the UK.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    24 Oct 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    16 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    English Language, TEFL, British Sign Language

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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