CELTA Courses Belfast Group

English Teacher Training Belfast

About the Training Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The Teacher Training Centre in Belfast is the leading English Language and Teacher Training Institute in Northern Ireland. It is British Council accredited, a certified Cambridge ESOL Examination and Teacher Training Centre, and a member of English UK and MEI Relsa.

The aim is to provide English language students from all over the world with a comfortable, friendly and technologically advanced environment in which they can develop their language skills.

The centre is located in the heart of the city’s university district. The area is full of bars, restaurants and shops catering for a large student population and is just a 10-minute walk from Belfast city centre. It's close to Botanic station, next to Belfast botanical gardens and Stranmillies Embankment.

Our Facilities

Accommodating four floors, the school has:

  • 12 spacious classrooms
  • a study room with brand-new computers for students’ use
  • a kitchen with tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • a dining area
  • a small garden
  • Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the building.

Employment and Job Counselling

During the course, especially during the CELTA course, there is time devoted to provide you with useful information about how, where and when to look for teaching work after the course in Northern Ireland and all around the world. The CELTA qualification is the most prestigious and the most well-known of all the TEFL courses, and is recognised all over the world, not only in Northern Ireland and the UK. This means that with the CELTA qualification, numerous TEFL job opportunities are available all over the world.

There is a lot of scope for career advancement within this Teacher Training Centre. We encourage trainees to keep in touch with us after they have finished their course, either so we can advise them on how to go on to do the Delta course, or give advice on finding work.


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.



We have carefully selected local hosts who offer single-room or executive room accommodation on a half board basis. Our homestay hosts are warm, welcoming and helpful.

TypePrice per weekExtra night
Single room half board£140£24
Executive room half board£180£30

Queen's Elms University Residence

The University’s Halls of residence single en-suite rooms are situated in calm and spacious parkland, on the south side of the city. Queen’s Elms is less than 15-20 minutes walking distance from the University area. It is also close to a vibrant street, with shops, cafés and restaurants. All bedrooms have full access to kitchen facilities. The kitchens are fully equipped and shared by 10-11 students. Each hall has a comfortable common room where students can relax and chat with other students.

Facilities Include

  • Single Room en-suite
  • Desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Common room with TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 24 Hour Reception Desk
  • Breakfast available on campus at an extra charge
  • Bedrooms have a cable connection but are also Wi-Fi Enabled
TypePrice per weekExtra Night
Single room en-suite£140£24

Sandhurst Residence Apartments

These private one and two bedroom self-catering apartments are situated just a few seconds away from the Teacher Training Centre. They are located in the heart of the University district full of bars restaurants and cafes all catering for a large international student population. Just a 5 minute walk from the city centre they are easily accessible from all the main bus and train stations.

The building is modern and comfortable and all apartments are fully furnished and self-contained. Each flat is comprised of a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area, 1 toilet, 1 shower room, and a lounge.

Facilities include

  • Double Bed
  • Fridge freezer
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Gas and electric provided
  • CCTV security
  • Intercom system
  • Free Wi-FI internet
TypePrice per weekExtra night
Private apartment£155£26
Shared apartment£140£24
Couple sharing£220£37

Please note when booking:

  1. Please check availability with the school for July and August
  2. The accommodation placement fee of £50 is per person. If a student moves accommodation during their stay an additional placement fee will be charged.
  3. Apartments are based on one person per room unless previous requested and confirmed with the school. There is a separate price for couples sharing an apartment- please note that rooms are all double beds.

Belfast and Surroundings

Belfast was named one of its Best of the World Must-See Places for 2012, describing the city as “a capital that is redefining itself in the eyes of the world”.(National Geographic Traveler Nov 2011)

The best things come in small packages, and Belfast is packed with culture, history, exciting events and festivals, great food, fantastic shopping, and world-class craic! The people make the place, they say, and that’s definitely true in Belfast. People are open, warm and friendly, and visitors are made welcome wherever they go. Belfast has plenty to discover and something for everyone: beautiful green areas and countryside, hills, rivers and parks – all easily accessible from the heart of the city; fantastic metropolitan shopping areas; a vibrant and exciting nightlife in our world-famous pubs and clubs; some of the best restaurants in Ireland; and a rich live music scene.

When you explore our dramatic coastlines, rolling fields and lush mountains, you’ll see that Northern Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful and unspoiled scenery in Europe. From the breathtaking scenery of the world-famous Giant’s Causeway (Ireland’s first UNESCO World Heritage site), the Antrim coast and glens, Mountains of Mourne, the Marble Arch Caves and Lough Neagh (the largest lake in the British Isles), to the Fermanagh Lakelands, dotted with tiny islands, wooded parks and monastic ruins, and our iconic visitor attractions such as the Titanic Experience and the Ulster Folk Museum- these gems of Northern Ireland are all within easy reach of Belfast and are not to be missed! Get active and do more than just admire the view: make Northern Ireland your playground. You will find many great activities and outdoor pursuits such as hiking, fishing, sailing, canoeing, surfing, horse-riding and golf.

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