CELTA Canterbury Teacher

English Teacher Training Canterbury

About the Teacher Training Centre in Canterbury, Kent

The Canterbury training centre opened in 1972, and since then has trained countless highly-qualified English teachers. The centre provides students with a 24-hour welfare officer to assist with accommodation, health and safety, as well as a dedicated work placement consultant. It'd equipped with free Wi-Fi, a computer room, a coffee bar and student lounge with music, TV, video and DVD. For international students, the centre offers visa assistance and airport transfers both on arrival and departure. It also organises a number of weekly social activities and discounted tickets to local nightclubs.

The centre in Canterbury is located right in the heart of town, just five minutes' walking distance from the cathedral and central library and museum. It sits right in the middle of Canterbury East and West train stations, both just a half-mile walk from the centre.


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.


The Canterbury teacher training centre can organise accommodation for a number of different lifestyles and budgets. Once accepted onto a course, the welfare staff will help you to arrange somewhere to stay.


A homestay option is provided by specially selected families. The student will receive their own, single bedroom, and the family will provide breakfast and dinner from Sunday to Sunday. The centre also offers a small number of executive homestays with private bathroom facilities and double or superior rooms, at a slightly higher cost.

Homestay Accommodation in Canterbury, UK
Prices in Pounds per week
Single roomHalf-board143
Executive homestay with private bathroom (bus pass included)Half-Board218
Summer supplementHalf-Board23
Christmas supplementHalf-Board40

Half-board includes breakfast and dinner from Sunday to Sunday. The summer supplement of £23 applies from June 28 to August 23 and the Christmas supplement of £40 from December 20 to January 3.

Residential accommodation

The centre also offers accommodation in modern student housing and residential facilities, both for singles, couples and groups.

All year round

Residential housing in Canterbury, UK - 2020 Prices
Prices in Pounds per week
Student residence (Single)Private bathroom132
Student residence (Double)Private Bathroom172

The student residence is located outside the city walls, about 15 minutes' walking distance from the centre. Both single and double rooms have private ensuites and free Wi-Fi.

Summer only

Residential housing in Canterbury, UK - 2020 Prices
Prices in Pounds per week
Student Village (Single)Shared bathroom154
Student Village (Single)Private Bathroom170

The summer student housing is located near the city centre, in the University of Christ Chruch's Parham Student Village. Rooms also include a £10 breakfast voucher on arrival at the University Self-Service Cafeteria.

  • All bed linen provided and changed weekly
  • Lamp, wardrobe, study desk provided in your room
  • Located 20 minutes walk from the campus or 5 minutes by public transport

Canterbury and Surroundings

England's most famous Cathedral city, Canterbury is home to two universities with 20,000 students. There are many busy cafes, bars, clubs, pubs and a modern shopping centre; you will really enjoy this city whether you're here for two weeks or 12 months!

Canterbury welcomes almost 3 million visitors each year and there's always something to see and do. Two major European capitals are within easy reach (London-Victoria 90 minutes; Paris Gare du Nord 2.5 hrs).

Canterbury's stunning cathedral is the oldest in England, and, along with the St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church, make up Canterbury's World Heritage Site. The city is easy to cover on foot, with a whole host of historic monuments mixed in with a vibrant dining scene and modern shopping districts.

Find out more about Canterbury here.

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