CELTA Courses London

CELTA Courses London

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Take the CELTA 100% Online hosted London

As a response to the pandemic situation, Cambridge Assessment has now allowed candidates to take the CELTA 100% Online from the comfort of their home. This will ensure the safety of candidates and it will enable students to continue their English language teaching careers.

How will the CELTA 100% Online work?

The Online CELTA will be taken a 100% online primarily using the video conferencing platform, Zoom. The course content will be the same as the face-to-face CELTA and you will still need to complete a minimum of six hours assessed teaching practice that will be moderated by a CELTA Tutor and you will need to complete four written assignments.

The online CELTA will be full time, which means you can complete your CELTA within 4 weeks and you will need to be present in a virtual classroom.

What will the teaching practice be like online?

As the course is hands on, the teaching practice is a vital part to obtaining your CELTA. With the guidance of a qualified CELTA Tutor, there will be time set aside for you to prepare and have your teaching assessed by the Tutor and also your peers. Your Tutor will offer you feedback and be able to guide you with your teaching.

The practice will take place on a video-conferencing platform (e.g., Zoom) throughout the online CELTA.

What are the benefits to taking the CELTA 100% Online?

The CELTA is an internationally recognised and a highly regarded TEFL qualification which most reputable schools will look for when they are looking to recruit. The added benefits to taking the course online include:

1. Flexibility: The course is much more accessible to people across the world, which means no extra cost with accommodation, travel and no visa headaches!
2. Accessibility: You can take the course from your own home!
3. Online Teaching: You will have a unique qualification which will allow you to teach face-to-face in a classroom but you will also learn some of the basics of online teaching!

Do I have to be “tech savvy” to take the Online CELTA?

As part of CELTA 100% Online, the centre will be offering a technical orientation so you can be more comfortable with the different online tools which is needed in completing this course.

Train to Teach Online

With the increasing demands of online teaching in our digital world, it's a benefit if you are able to use and understand the tools that are required to create a successful online lesson.

Will it say “online” on my CELTA certificate?

No, it will be a standard CELTA certificate. It will not indicate the format or how you took the course.

What jobs can I get after taking a CELTA course online?

The CELTA is a highly sought-after qualification and will open the doors to more reputable institutions, such as language schools and colleges. The CELTA will also enable you to freelance, teach English to immigrants and with the online course you will get the added flexibility of being able to teach online and in webinars.

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CELTA Courses London Introduction

CELTA is the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is an initial qualification in teaching English as a foreign language. It is the best known and most widely taken initial English Language Teaching (ELT) qualification of its kind in the world, taken by over 10,000 people each year. With the CELTA qualification, a wide range of exciting ELT career options will open up for you, not least the prospect of working in your favourite locations around the world. This CELTA Courses in London are accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers. It is also recognised by the British Council and the British Institute of English Language Teaching.

University of Cambridge CELTA

Who is the CELTA course for?

It is suitable for those with little or no teaching experience. It is suitable for anyone who wishes to teach English as a foreign language to adults or work in ELT within the UK or overseas.

Candidates come from all walks of life.

Many are recent university graduates, but others are already qualified as teachers of other subjects or are professionals looking for a change of career or rewarding career break. Most candidates see the Cambridge CELTA as the starting point of a long-term career in English language teaching. For students working on their gap year, this TESOL course is a passport to teaching overseas and an ideal way to travel the world whilst developing new skills.

CELTA Courses London Entry Requirements

All applicants for the CELTA London course must have:

  • The minimum age is 18
  • There is no maximum age, mature candidates are more than welcome
  • A good standard of education (at least equivalent to that required for higher education)
  • A formal qualification at National Qualifications Framework Level 3 (for example A-levels, High School Certificate, BTEC National Diploma) or equivalent.
  • Native or Non-native speakers with a good understanding of English that will enable a range of levels to be taught.
  • When non native, level of English equivalent to C1 or C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • No previous teaching experience required

If you are unsure, take our CELTA eligibility test.


Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.

Course Structure & Content - CELTA London

CELTA course Structure:

Structure for British Museum is as follows:

Full time courses:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 09:30 - 17:30

Part time courses:

  • Saturdays (10 – 5.30), Mondays (6.30 – 9.30) and Wednesdays (6.30 – 9.30)
  •  In January, it will be 9 Saturdays in total because the course is shorter.  The Saturdays will be every Saturday from 18th Jan – 29th February and then every other Saturday till the 28th March.

Online Blended courses:

  • The online courses are either Saturdays  (10 – 5) or Tuesdays (6 – 9.45)
  • Attending Saturdays course from:  1 Feb 2020 24 April 2020 (No Teaching Practice 14 th March).
  • Attending Tuesdays course from: 17 March 2020 29 May 2020 (No break)
  • Attending Saturdays course from:  30 May 2020 21 Aug 2020 (No Teaching Practice on 11 th Jul)
  • Attending Saturdays course from: Sept 2020 27 Nov 2020 (No Teaching Practice 17 th Oct)
  • Attending Tuesdays course from:  29 Sep 2020 15 Dec 2020

Structure for Russell Square is as follows:

Full time courses:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 09:30 - 17:30

Part time courses

  • Saturday and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. 12-week course with one-week break.

Structure for Soho is as follows:

Full time courses:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 10:15 - 18:30

Part time courses:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:30 - 21:30
  • Ten Saturdays 10:00 - 16:30

Structure for Highgate is as follows:

Full time courses:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 09:00 - 17:00

CELTA Course Content in London:

Note: Course content and assessments are identical for all options.


The 120 hours Cambridge CELTA London course is designed for people with little or no previous teaching experience. During the course, you will develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners. The course includes teaching practice with real foreign students, observation of experienced teachers in the classroom and completion of a range of practically focused written assignments.

The course comprises the following areas:

  • Teaching practice (TP)
    • Teaching practice (TP) and feedback with peers and a tutor. Through the lessons that you prepare and deliver, you will discover the principles of effective teaching.
  • Sessions
    • Input sessions with our team of teacher trainers. You will explore the most up-to-date trends in ELT and discover how these can be applied to your classroom teaching.
  • Observation of classes
    • Observation of classes given by experienced teachers. These will enable you to see some of the ideas you are encountering put into practice and expose you to other classroom techniques you might find useful.
  • Practically focused assignments
    • Four practically focussed assignments which encourage you to analyse teaching techniques, language areas, educational materials and learning styles.

CELTA Courses London Requirements

  • Full attendance on the course*
  • 6 hours of supervised and assessed teaching practice at 3 different levels
  • 6 hours of classroom observation of experienced teachers, 2 of which may be on video

On-going maintenance of a portfolio to be submitted to the external Assessor for moderation during the course and to course tutors at the end of the course for final assessment purposes *Full attendance and punctuality are very important. If you will be unavoidably absent or late at any time, please inform your Academic Administrator in advance. However, under no circumstances can a candidate missing any of the six hours of assessed teaching practice or with incomplete written assignments pass the course.

Course Assessment - How is the CELTA course assessed in London?

You are assessed continuously during the course and there is no final examination. An external assessor, who is appointed by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) moderates each course. We will help you prepare thoroughly for each assessment. It should be noted that the assessment will not be based on your performance on any one occasion, but will be related to your development on the Cambridge CELTA course and will include consideration of your ability to respond to feedback and identify appropriate goals to make your teaching more effective. The external Assessor will come to the college for one or two days during your course. The assessor may observe input sessions, read samples of written work and observe sample TP and feedback sessions in order to standardise grading and ensure fairness.

Assessment Components of the course - CELTA London

You will be assessed in two areas:

  1. Teaching Practice
  2. Written Assignments

Assessment of Teaching Practice

Teaching practice is graded by continuous assessment but this does not mean you’ll be expected to deliver perfect lessons each time. At the beginning of the course you will be assessed against criteria relevant to what can be expected at that stage of your development. Later, your teaching practice tutor will be focusing on the following main areas:

  • Your development over the course
  • The consistency of your achievement in relation to all the assessment criteria
  • Your ability to manage the whole learning process
  • The range of lesson types in which you have demonstrated competence
  • Your ability to cope with learners at different levels
  • The amount of support given by the trainer

All lessons will be assessed as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory for that stage of the course. Please bear in mind that many trainees receive an unsatisfactory lesson occasionally. If there is any possibility you may not pass the course, you will be made aware of this by the Academic Administrator, so unless this has been the case an unsatisfactory lesson should be seen as something to learn from, but not a major cause for concern.

Teaching Materials for the CELTA teaching practice

Your teaching practice group of five or six trainees will be given a copy of the course book that the class is using, as well as the accompanying teacher’s book and course cassette. Each day’s teaching point will normally be based on the course book. An important part of your teaching practice is assessing the material in the course book and deciding when and how to adapt/replace it. As a result of this you will be encouraged to find other teaching material and to create your own original activities. In the earlier teaching practice sessions your teaching practice tutor will give you plenty of guidance about what materials to use and how to exploit them in class. However, when you go on to teach your final lessons, you will be expected to have developed sufficient expertise to be able to decide what to teach yourself. Overall, you will be expected to teach a wide variety of different types of lessons during your teaching practice.

Assessment of Written Assignments

This component consists of three written assignments. Deadlines for these assignments can be found in your timetable. Any assignment which is not handed in on time may not be marked. If you are having difficulty with an assignment or need to discuss an extension, see the Academic Administrator as soon as possible. Assignments are internally assessed by a minimum of two tutors on the criteria above, and externally moderated by the Assessor. Assignments which do not reach the required standard may be re-submitted once only. You are required to confirm in writing that all the assignments are your own work – this does not mean that you cannot discuss assignments or help each other prepare, but any collaboration which results in the submission of substantially similar assignments is not acceptable. Cambridge ESOL takes plagiarism very seriously and if this is suspected, may withhold the CELTA certificate.

Professional Development

This is based on your overall performance and commitment during the course. We will provide you with regular feedback on your development throughout your training. To be successful, you must pass all components. There are three grades - Pass, Pass 'B' and Pass 'A'. Successful candidates receive a Certificate awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate.

How to Apply for CELTA London, United Kingdom

If you believe you meet the requirements to do the CELTA course, fill in our online application. After completing your application and any necessary pre-interview tasks you will be invited to an interview which can be conducted in person, by telephone or via Skype.

Please note: Your place is not confirmed on a course until you have been accepted and have paid a non-refundable deposit.

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Unsure if you are Eligible to Apply for CELTA?

If you are unsure if you meet the requirements to apply for a CELTA course then you can take our CELTA Eligibility Test.

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How to Pay

Payments (deposit & balance) can be made directly to the School via Bank Transfer (add £15 for bank charges) or debit / credit card (there is a 3% surcharge for credit cards) – all major cards accepted, except Diner’s Club and American Express.

Conditions of Enrolment

Please note that enrolment on the CELTA Courses in London is subject to the following:

  1. Deposits and fees are non-refundable.
  2. You must pay the balance of your course fees no later than 4 weeks before your course begins. Otherwise, you may be placed on a reserve list and risk losing your place.
  3. Please note that there are no refunds if you leave the course once it has started.
  4. The Training Centres cannot be held liable for any losses to trainees other than those covered by their public liability insurance. Trainees taking courses outside their home country are strongly advised to take medical / personal effects / cancellation insurance to cover themselves. Trainees should not purchase their flight tickets (if applicable) for courses more than three weeks in advance of the course starting date.
  5. Please note that in arranging accommodation, the training centres in London are acting as the supplier’s agent.
  6. On part-time courses, some days may be changed according to local holidays.
  7. Your course fees cover the following: use of the training centres' libraries, study materials and internet access during your CELTA course in London.

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