What is Delta?

Delta is the gold-standard Level 7 award for teachers of English language and is available for both native and non-native speakers of English. This master’s level qualification provides the underpinning knowledge required to be an expert in the classroom and as such is a requirement for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in ELT, be it a teacher, manager or trainer and is the natural progression for anyone who has completed the CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL.

Although the course is hard work, it rewards candidates with both effective classroom techniques to help improve teaching and learning and also the knowledge and understanding required to make judicious decisions about what techniques should be deployed in your classes.

Why take the Delta at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College?

We have been running the Delta in west London for decades and have built up a reputation for quality and commitment to learners. As well as this, we offer the following benefits:

  • Access to a large, well-equipped learning centre befitting the largest further education college in west London.
  • Input and observations by experienced tutors, many of whom are also CELTA/DELTA assessors for Cambridge.
  • An intensive course allowing you time to put into practice what you learn in the input sessions with a dedicated group of practice students on site.
  • 1 week off at half term to allow for reflection and consolidation.
  • Online resources for all session notes, accessible from home, meaning you’ll never be without input guidance.
  • Progression to the ‘fast track’ Cert Ed/PGCE enabling you to progress to qualified teaching status in secondary and tertiary education.
  • A competitive cost at £2,350.

See more information on the DELTA course and details on how to apply. 

Get Qualified to Teach English To Adults

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is the internationally recognised initial teaching qualification for teachers of English with over 10,000 people successfully gaining the qualification each year.

By choosing the Cambridge CELTA, you will be getting a first rate qualification and training which will allow you to teach anywhere in the world.

We have been running the Cambridge CELTA for more than 30 years and have built a reputation for our quality and commitment to learners.

CELTA courses are offered Full-time and Part-time

Who is Cambridge CELTA suitable for?

CELTA is a level 5 qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of Cambridge University. It is for anyone who wants to start English language teaching anywhere in the world including the UK.

Who recognises CELTA?

CELTA is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English Language teachers. The Cambridge CELTA has been accredited by Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework for England. Cambridge ESOL also works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of CELTA globally.

How does CELTA relate to TEFL/TESOL?

CELTA is the most widely taken initial TESOL/TEFL qualification of its kind in the world. TEFL and TESOL: are terms often used to describe qualifications for English Language teachers. CELTA has previously been known as CTEFLA and the 'RSA certificate'

How is that graded?

To be awarded the certificate you must pass both components comprising practical teaching and written assignments. There are three grades — Pass, Pass 'B' and Pass 'A'.

What happens at the interview?

Once you have applied, you will be asked for an interview where you will be given a language awareness task and a written task to complete. You will also be asked questions on your pre-interview task. If you are considered suitable for the course you will be offered a place.

Course option Length and Timing of course Start dates
Full-time intensive
4 weeks
This 4 week course runs from 10:00 am- 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday). In the summer courses will run 9:30 am-5:00 pm.

19/09/16 – 14/10/16

20/02/17 - 17/03/17

03/07/17 - 28/07/17

Part-time 12 weeks This 12 week course runs two evenings a week from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays) plus Saturdays (9:30 am to 4:30 pm).

13/09/16 – 01/12/16

18/04/17 - 29/06/17

Part-time 20 weeks This 20 week course runs two evenings a week from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

10/01/17 - 15/06/17