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CELTA Teacher Training

Develop professional practice as a teacher

Benefit from highly experienced tutors

Gain a Level 5 teaching qualification

Start your international teaching career


Certificate in English language teacher training (CELTA)

We are still accepting applications for our 2023-24 course

Flexible study options – full time (4 weeks) or part time (1 term)

Language level: Native-level speaker – strong C1 & above or IELTS 7.0
Teaching experience: No teaching experience required
Full time start dates: 23 April, 28 May, 2 July, 6 August, 10 September, 15 October and 19 November 2023
Part time start date: 2 September 2023
Maximum class size: 15 students
Teaching hours: Up to 15 hours per week
Teaching method: Face-to-face learning
Tuition fees: £1500 (All fees include Cambridge English fees)
Optional extras Meals (Accommodation subject to availability)
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What is CELTA?

CELTA is a level 5 teaching qualification for anyone who wants to get into teaching English as a foreign and second language and travel the world. The benefits of the CELTA are:

  • Gain a professional level 5 qualification and train as an EFL teacher
  • Develop your teaching skills, lesson planning, and improve your linguistic confidence
  • Gain practical experience of a real-life ELT classroom
  • Build a network within the international ELT industry
  • Begin your professional development journey in teaching.

Why choose our CELTA course?

We are a Cambridge English Teaching Qualification Centre for the CELTA and have a track record of successfully preparing teachers for this qualification. The benefits of our professional development course include:

  • Study at an international college with a worldwide reputation in providing academic and professional courses for 70 years
  • Develop your teaching skills and achieve your learning goals in our supportive environment
  • Receive feedback on 6 hours of observed teaching practice
  • Benefit from our highly experienced team of teacher trainers
  • Utilise our well-equipped academic facilities and resources, including a private specialist teacher training hub
  • Study with adults from all over the world to expand your cultural awareness and make friends for life
  • Make the most of the academic resources in Oxford during your studies. Immerse yourself in a university city steeped in history and benefit from the world-famous museums, libraries, and art galleries.

Application process

The application procedure is as follows:

  • Complete online booking form (using ‘Book Now’ button above)
  • Admissions Registrar to send application form and pre-interview task
  • Applicant returns application form and task to CELTA@stclares.ac.uk
  • Interview with Course Tutor

Course requirements

Candidates are required to:

  • Attend the whole course
  • Write 4 course assignments and 6 teaching assignments
  • Complete 6 hours of observed teaching practice.


CELTA resources

  • Private study space for CELTA trainees
  • Teacher Training Library
  • Course materials – We have a wide range of course materials that can be borrowed for your lesson planning and observed teaching practice
  • Reading list – You will be issued with a short pre-course reading list. This includes books which should be bought by you
  • Syllabus – The CELTA syllabus is available from St Clare’s upon request.
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