CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)





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About the course

The course that we offer at City of Bristol College leads to the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), which is recognised by the British Council, VSO, and language schools in Britain and abroad.

Why choose CELTA at City of Bristol College?

  • The CELTA course qualifies for an Advanced Learner Loan
  • Long-running, well-established courses at either our College Green or Ashley Down site
  • Be part of our lively, multi-cultural college community with students from a variety of ESOL and EFL backgrounds
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable tutors who support you through every stage of the course
  • Part-time delivery allowing a richer learning experience with more time for background reading, lesson planning and assimilation of ideas
  • Well-equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Study centre with a wide range of resources

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 A levels is desirable
  • A degree is helpful but not essential
  • Minimum age 20
  • Overseas students must have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) C2 level)
What will I do on this course?
  • Six hours of teaching practice, six hours of observations of experienced teachers
  • Four written assignments
  • Lesson planning 
  • Observations of experienced teachers and peers
  • Input sessions with tutors
  • Background reading
Who is it for?

The course is suitable for those who wish to teach English Language to adults either in the UK or abroad.

We have consistently received positive feedback from our trainees. Here are some of their comments:

  • I have thoroughly enjoyed the CELTA. I have never learnt so much in such a short space of time. The tutors are exceptional at what they do and supported us in our journey to becoming English language teachers. I have also made some great friends.
  • It was a great experience that has provided a solid foundation for a future of teaching which feels exciting and promising.
  • Very supportive tutors. Expectations were made clear. Tutors were helpful and encouraging.
  • Very well-structured course. Realistic expectations from the outset.
How to apply
  • You can apply for this course by clicking the ‘apply’ button and completing an application form. Following your application, you will be invited to attend an interview.

How Is this course assessed?

We will assess your performance holistically, based on the progress you make on the course. To receive the qualification, you need to complete the course and meet the assessment criteria for teaching practice and the four written assignments.

What could I do next?

Teach English as a foreign language in the UK and abroad.

Additional cost

No additional costs beyond the course fee of £1417. Full amount to be paid before the start of the course.


 An Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course.


You are required to attend an interview for this course. You will complete a pre-interview task and a further task during the interview where your language awareness, standard of written English, practical potential and interactive skills will be assessed.




How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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