CELTA Courses Newcastle

CELTA Courses Newcastle

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CELTA Course Dates & Fees Newcastle

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CELTA Course Introduction

The CELTA course offered in Newcastle is a Teacher Training Course designed for candidates with little or no previous English language as foreign language teaching experience. It is also suitable for teachers of English who have teaching experience but who have had little or no formal teacher training. It is considered to be a solid foundation for teaching English as a foreign language. The CELTA teacher training course is recognised by EFL organisations worldwide and the certificate is the most highly respected of its kind in the world.


  • CELTA is the most widely-recognised TEFL teacher training initial qualification
  • Designed for those wishing to start a career in English language teaching
  • A practical course, mainly concerned with how to teach English
  • The course is recognised by EFL teaching organisations world-wide
  • The CELTA teacher training certificate course lasts 4 weeks
  • Non-native proficient speakers of English may apply for this course
  • Includes teaching practice on a regular basis
  • Several written assignments also must be submitted

Who is the CELTA course for?

Applicants for the CELTA course should have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course and complete the assignments and teach English at a range of levels.

CELTA Course Entry Criteria

All applicants for the CELTA course in Newcastle must have:

  • A minimum age of 18 at the start of the CELTA course
  • A good standard of education (at least equivalent to that required for higher education)
  • Native or Non-native speakers with a good understanding of English (both written and spoken) that will enable a range of levels to be taught
  • No previous teaching experience required



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.

CELTA Course Structure & Content - Newcastle


The CELTA Cambridge Certificate requires an attendance of a minimum of 120 hours over 4 weeks.

The CELTA course is held from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

These hours include:

  • Input
  • Tutorial support and consultation
  • Supervised lesson planning
  • Six hours assessed TEFL teaching practice
  • Peer observation of TEFL teaching practice
  • Six hours’ directed observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT teacher training professionals
  • A minimum of 80 hours of unsupervised work outside of timetabled course hours is required in addition.
  • Candidates must be present for at least 80% of each component of the course in order to pass, although 100% attendance is expected, and time off is granted in exceptional circumstances only.

Teaching Practice and Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course and takes place every day. It is related to the areas covered in the input sessions. Trainees work in groups of six to plan, observe and give feedback to each other on the teaching they have done. Candidates teach at least two different levels of students on the course to get experience of teaching at different levels. In feedback on teaching, all lessons are discussed by TP groups and tutors. Tutors give both verbal and written feedback on each assessed lesson. Trainees also observe at least 6 hours of lessons given by qualified teachers.

Additional time is required for lesson preparation and written assignments. As the course is full-time and very intensive, it is impossible to have any other commitments during the period of the course. Candidates will find they have to work most evenings and at weekends on course-related work.

CELTA Course Assessment – Newcastle

CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and met the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments.

By the end of the course, candidates should show that they are able to:

  1. Assess learners’ needs and plan and teach English lessons which take account of learners’ backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs
  2. Demonstrate language knowledge and awareness and appropriate teaching strategies
  3. Demonstrate knowledge about language skills and how they may be acquired
  4. Plan and prepare lessons designed to develop their learners’ overall language competence
  5. Demonstrate an appropriate range of English language teaching skills at this level and show professional awareness and responsibility

Assessment Components of the CELTA course

Assessment is carried out on a continuous basis. There are two components for assessment:

  • Component one: planning and teaching
  • Component two: classroom-related written assignments

There is at least one individual tutorial (mid-course), when trainees have a chance to discuss their progress to date with a tutor.

The Certificate is awarded to candidates who have met the course requirements, and whose performance meets, or exceeds, the criteria in both assessment components.

CELTA Grading

A "Pass" is awarded to candidates whose performance overall in the teaching practice and on the written assignments meets the specified criteria. These criteria are available for inspection at the Training Centre Newcastle throughout the course.

A Pass - Grade B is awarded to candidates whose performance on the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to classroom teaching skills and professionalism.

A Pass - Grade A is awarded to candidates whose performance on the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass level criteria in relation to planning for effective teaching, classroom teaching skills and professionalism.

An external assessor from Cambridge University ESOL evaluates each CELTA course that is run at the Training Center in Newcastle to ensure that standards are met by all centres.

On completion of the course the Training Centre Newcastle will also supply a written report for each candidate to indicate specific strengths and areas needing development.

The Centre will send out provisional grades a few days after the course. These will be confirmed on receipt of the official certificates from Cambridge approximately four to eight weeks after the course end.

The course tutor’s decision is final and there is no appeals procedure, although there is a complaints procedure.

It is important to note that the offer of a place does not in itself guarantee success in obtaining the certificate.

How to Apply for the CELTA in Newcaslte, 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 can be made directly to the School via Bank Transfer or credit card.

Conditions of Enrolment

Please note that enrolment on our courses is subject to the following terms and conditions:

As soon as you are accepted on the course you should pay your full fees.

We cannot reserve a place on the course until this has been received.

Once your fees have been received the teacher training centre will send out a pre-course learning task to help you prepare for the course. We recommend that you spend a minimum of ten to fifteen hours on this.

In the case of cancellation made later than four weeks before the start of the course, requests for refund of fees can only be considered if we have been able to fill the place at short notice.

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