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.

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'

CELTA courses are offered Full-time and Part-time

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). 4 March 2019 – 29 March 2019

1 July 2019 – 26 July 2019

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).
23 April 2019 - 27 June 2019

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.

How is CELTA 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'.