We offer full-time intensive and part-time Cambridge CELTA courses. The top qualification in TEFL, the Cambridge CELTA will provide you with the skills, knowledge and resources you need to start your career in TEFL. It is a passport to work and travel all over the world. You will need a high level of commitment to succeed, and you will experience great personal and professional development.


?The tutors have been fantastic throughout the course on so many levels. They have been wonderful demonstrators, teachers and guides.?

?Everyone who I had dealings with at the college: other teaching staffs, admin staff and learning centre staff have been so helpful and supportive.?

?This is the most enjoyable and challenging course that I've ever done. It also makes a big difference when you have teachers as good as the ones on this course. We were warned that the workload would be high, but it really was immense?

Aims of the course

To gain essential knowledge of the principles of effective English teaching

To develop a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners

To have demonstrate your ability to apply your learning in a real teaching context

To become ready to begin working in a variety of ESL teaching contexts around the world.

Unit Breakdown

The course has five compulsory units covers the following areas:

Unit 1: Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context

Unit 2: Language analysis and awareness

Unit 3: Language Skills

Unit 4: Planning and resources

Unit 5: Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Assessment Method

You are assessed through the teaching practice and the written assignments.

Progression Opportunities

You can go straight in to teaching in the UK or overseas, you can specialise in teaching Young Learners or English for Specific Purposes, or progress to a Cambridge DELTA.

Career Options

With an internationally recognised CELTA qualification, you will be able to work as an English language teacher in the UK or overseas.

What can I earn as a teacher?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. With a vocational qualification in teaching, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

Teaching assistants start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £19,000 with a few years' experience

Special needs teachers start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £46,000 with a few years' experience

Secondary school teachers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £47,000 with a few years' experience

If you're interested in a career in teaching, we offer a range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are taught by expert tutors and include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills to take your first steps in this rewarding sector.

To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/teaching or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

CELTA is a practical course for people who want to become English language teachers. You do not have to have any teaching experience, but we will assess your level of English to ensure you meet the Cambridge requirements. You will be expected to commit the same number of hours per week in independent study and teaching preparation as you spend in class.


The course is made up of classroom based input sessions - where you learn about language and how to teach it; assessed teaching practice ? where you put the theory into practice with a group of real language students; and independent study, including 4 assessed written assignments. You will have a mid-course tutorial with one of your tutors.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 4 weeks
Start Date 03/07/2017
End Date 28/07/2017

Fees and Finance

16-18 £1,300 p/ year
19-24 £1,300 p/ year
24+ £1,300 p/ year
International £1,300 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.


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