TEFL Online Course Delta Module Three

Online Delta Module 3

Delta Module 3 Online Course Dates & Fees

These courses are fully online and do not require face-to-face attendance

About the Online Delta Module 3 Course

The third module of the Delta course is assessed by a long-form, written assignment. Candidates on this module can choose to focus on one of two specialist streams; option one, which focuses on needs analysis, syllabus design, course planning and assessment; or option two, which looks at situation analysis, planning and implementing change. Detailed descriptions of these two options are included below.

The online Delta module 3 course can be studied by distance, from wherever you are based in the world. The aim of the course is to assist you in planning and writing the final assignment, which you can then submit electronically.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The Delta Course is intended for experienced teachers wishing to extend their professional experience and accept new responsibilities, as it not only demonstrates a commitment to the profession, but is also proof of ability. 

It is open to people from all language backgrounds. All participants must have native speaker proficiency, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course and complete all assessed and non-assessed elements successfully.

Ideally applicants should:

  • have at least two years' full time (1,200 hours) experience of teaching English to a variety of levels within the past five years.
  • have a range of teaching experience in different contexts and at different levels.
  • be a graduate and have an initial teaching qualification (i.e. CELTA, Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent)
  • have a standard of English which will enable you to teach at a range of levels (native-speaker proficiency, such as C2, CPE or IELTS 8+)

We may still accept applicants if they do not strictly meet these requirements but can demonstrate that they would be likely to complete the course successfully. If you're unsure about your eligibility, get in contact with one of our Delta experts, who will assess your profile and let you know if you're eligible to apply.

Delta Module 3 Content

Online Delta Module 3 Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism

This module focuses on needs analysis, syllabus design, course planning and assessment.

You will carry out an independent investigation, leading to the design of a course programme related to one of the following specialisms:

  • Business English
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) / Embedded ESOL
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • ESOL learners with literacy needs
  • Language development for teachers
  • Language support (e.g. on mainstream teaching programmes, specialist skills support)
  • Teaching English to learners with special requirements, e.g. visual/hearing impairment, dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Teaching examination classes
  • Teaching in a non-English-speaking environment
  • Teaching in an English-speaking environment
  • Teaching learners online, or through distance/blended learning
  • Teaching monolingual classes
  • Teaching multilingual classes
  • Teaching one-to-one
  • Teaching young learners or young adults (specified age group required, within a 5-year range e.g. 8–13, 14–19).

Online Delta Module 3 Option 2: English Language Teaching Management

This module focuses on situation analysis, planning and implementing change.

You will carry out an independent situation analysis, leading to the design of a change proposal in one of the following specialisms:

  • Academic management
  • Human resource management
  • Customer service
  • Marketing

To successfully complete this module, you will need to have access to management data from a relevant language teaching context.

For a full copy of the Delta syllabus, get in touch with one of our Delta experts.

How to Choose an Accredited Online Delta Module 3 Centre

While the courses listed here are 100% online, your Delta tutor and the centre accredited the course are in a specific, physical location. You should choose which accredited centre to take the course through based on several factors, such as time zones, dates, the intensity of each course, and its structure. A further explanation about each accredited centre can be found below.

As module 3 is in preparation for a final, written assignment, there is no need for you to travel anywhere to take the course. The final assignment can be submitted electronically.

You do not have to attend the accredited centre to take to online Delta course; it can be taken by distance from anywhere in the world.

About the Accredited Centres


The Training Centre in Bournemouth was involved in the first round of piloting the Delta in the UK in 1998 and since then has successfully run Delta courses every year. The scheme is administered by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate who approve centres to run courses and every course is moderated by an external assessor.

The reputation of the Bournemouth Delta accredited centre is largely attributed to the high quality of its staff. All the teachers and trainers are highly motivated specialists in the teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). All trainers have a degree, Cambridge Certificate (CELTA) and Cambridge Diploma (Delta). They also have additional qualifications such as business, academic English and young learner specialisations and, most importantly, teacher trainer accreditations. 

Delta Module 3 is delivered online via the Cambridge-accredited Bournemouth centre and can be taken at any time. However, you should start at least 10 weeks before your desired Cambridge submission date of either the first week of June or December.

During the course, you should expect approximately 15-20 hours’ study per week. You will be appointed a highly experienced tutor, who will work closely with you to provide individual support via email and/or Skype. 

They will help you select an appropriate specialism, then provide you with reading suggestions, links and articles, so you understand exactly what is required and can attack your assignment with confidence. 

There are 5 sections of the assignment and, as you complete initial drafts, you email each one for detailed written feedback from your tutor. You then send the fully edited, completed assignment by the agreed deadline, so we can check the documents are labelled correctly and of the right file type and size before we finally submit it to Cambridge.


The Delta teacher training centre in Rome was founded more than thirty years ago mainly to cater to the needs of the local schools. It expanded, however, to become the largest in Italy, in response to the growing demand for training courses in both State schools and private institutions.

Over the years, the centre has prepared more than three thousand candidates from all over the world for careers both in Italy and abroad.

All the teacher trainers at the Rome centre have a wide range of teaching and training experience, both in Italy and abroad, and are actively engaged in day‐to‐day English language teaching. 

Some of the trainers are also Cambridge English examiners and assessors.

The on-demand, online Delta module 3 course in Rome involves 20 online tasks, 3 hours of online consultation, and your extended assignment (which will be roughly 4,000-4,500 words). Please note that at the moment the Rome centre is not offering the English Language Teaching Management specialism (option 2).


Cambridge ESOL maintains very strict criteria for the selection of its CELTA and Delta trainers, and Strasbourg is no exception. The tutors have a considerable experience in teaching CELTA and Delta courses and they are there to help you every step of the way.

Once you have chosen your specialism for Module 3, the Strasbourg centre lets you design a personalised research programme and reading list with the help of a Delta tutor. The tutor may already have experience in this field and will be able to help you as you draft your research plan and as you write your drafts. 

The Module 3 tutors are well aware of the particular requirements of Cambridge for Module 3 submissions and will help you structure your writing so as to meet these requirements. 

The centre allows you the flexibility of deciding, together with your tutor, how long you want to take to finish your Module 3. However, we advise you to try and accomplish this in six months and we are there to help you stay on track.


The centre in Barcelona is one of the world's most highly-recognised teacher training schools. Working to a series of deadlines for different sections of the assignment, you will have feedback and guidance from your online tutor, via the centre's online learning platform (Moodle).

Priority for the Module 3 course will be given to students who have taken their Delta Modules 1 and 2 at the Barcelona centre but – provided there are places – you can do just the Module 3 course with the centre.


The accredited centre in Istanbul nomrally runs a ten-week online Delta module 3 course over autumn for December submission, and a 16-week course in spring for the June submission date. It also offers an intensive module 3 course in June, which shows you what you need to know and do in order to succeed in extended assignment. 

The teacher training centre significant use of a software package called Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) for its online Delta courses, which serves primarily as a means of distributing and collecting electronic documents, such as your assignment drafts.

You are encouraged to send in draft versions of your assignment at five stages for feedback from a tutor. If you start the online Delta course and find that you are not able to complete for the next submission date, you can continue to use the online Moodle and your opportunities for draft feedback until you are ready to submit. 

You can do this module entirely independently of course dates if you are good at working alone and setting your own deadlines.

Regular Internet access throughout the duration of your course (and in some cases before your course begins) is very important. The centre also advises that you use a word-processor for all your written work.


The Delta teacher training centre in Cambridge is one of the most well-known teacher training centres worldwide, and boasts many well-known TEFL authors and thinkers among its tutoring staff. Every year, this centre hosts 200 trainees studying for their Delta.

The online Delta module 3 course via the accredited centre in Cambridge features access to the Delta learning platform, which has been approved by the awarding body Cambridge English. You will also receive tutor support at every stage with detailed individual feedback on your drafts, online submission of your assignment and delivery of your certificate.

Trainees will furthermore be able to access forums providing peer support and encouragement with other teachers on the course, and will be paired with a course tutor.

In addition to the online Delta module 3 courses with set start dates there is also an “on demand” option, which allows you to begin at any time so long as a suitable tutor is available.

Each participant can contact their tutor, not an administrator or non-Delta teacher, at any point (Monday to Friday) and ask specific questions about their work. Although participants must manage their own workload, as with any online provision, the course is fully tutored and does not rely on self-study with occasional guidance. Participants find this particularly helpful when a certain area of their assignment is proving particularly difficult.

Although a part-time course, please note that the course is very intensive. You should ensure that you do not have other time consuming commitments during the course and are in good physical and mental health before embarking on the online Delta Module 3 course. You do not necessarily need to have your own current class, although it makes things a lot easier as you will need access to a class for needs analysis purposes (or access to an LTO for ELT Management option). 

Mexico City

The Delta teacher training centre in Mexico City is one of the most highly-respected in the country.

The tutors are highly experienced teachers who have also received CELTA and Delta Trainer accreditation through the University of Cambridge. 

They have completed both the CELTA and Delta qualifications and have many years of both teaching and training experience. Some of them have MAs in TESOL, Teacher Education, Applied Linguistics and ELT.

The online Delta module 3 course at the accredited centre in Mexico City features access to an online learning platform, ongoing tutor support, online submission of your assignment, and a forum shared with other trainees on the course.

How to Apply for the Online Delta Module 3 Course

To apply for online Delta module 3 course, you will need to follow the steps listed below:

  1. Access the online application form here
  2. Select ‘Online Delta' and your preferred module in the course type drop down
  3. Select the accredited centre
  4. Select your desired course date
  5. Fill out your basic information and submit the form
  6. One of our Delta admissions officers will be in touch within 24 hours, Monday to Friday, with the application documents for you to fill out

Alternatively, you can contact us and let us know which module, course date and accredited centre you’re interested in, and a Delta admissions officer will be in touch with the application documents.

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