Course Information

  • Course Code: CM090
  • Duration: 14 weeks x 12 hours
  • Validated by: CAE
  • Price: £1300.00

Start Dates

  • Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Tuesday, 01 August 2023


The course is designed for those wishing to teach English to speakers of other languages (people whose first language is not English). CELTA is highly regarded throughout the world, it provides the skills you need and will make it easier to get a teaching job anywhere. The certificate is internationally recognised and is particularly useful if you want to live and work abroad. Please note if you wish to work in Further, Adult and Community Education in the UK, the Level 5 ESOL teacher training course is required. Please visit  https://www.natecla.org.uk/ for your nearest provider.

How will the course be delivered?

Through classroom based activities alongside a tutor and other delegates at a similar level. Tuesdays will consist of classroom teaching and observation followed by group feedback and guided planning for the following week's teaching. Thursdays will include further guided planning followed by taught theory sessions.

What will I study?

There are five main units of learning, these are:

  • Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

CELTA is an intense course and it is wise to be well prepared. For online resources to support your CELTA journey, we highly recommend ELT-Training.com a website run by an experienced CELTA tutor. In particular, the free resource The Ultimate Guide to CELTA Success and the pre-CELTA Grammar for Language Teachers are extremely helpful.


Entry Requirements

Please note the entry criteria for this course is as follows:

  • The course is aimed at individuals with little or no previous teaching experience
  • Applicants should be/have the following; A-Level or equivalent standard of education
  • Applicants should have a very high standard of spoken and written English language
  • Applicants must be able to commit to a full day on Tuesdays 9.00 am - 6.00 pm and Thursdays 5.00 pm -& 9.00 pm for the full 14 weeks and have free another full day each week in addition to these days (or part days) to plan lessons, work on assignments and do extra reading. The course is extremely demanding, hard work and necessitates a huge amount of self study and planning time.

There are two components to the selection process:


Here we'd like to assess your standard of written English as well as your knowledge of English grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. We use 2 tasks to help us do this:

  • Application form
  • Pre-interview task


Here we assess your standard of written and spoken English as well as your communication and team working skills. We use 3 tasks to help us do this:

  • A group discussion about an aspect of language
  • A 5 minute 'micro teach'
  • An extended written essay style task

This course is also eligible for advanced learner loan funding - the loan fee is £1,417 - contact us for more information


What can I do next?

If you wish to work in Further, Adult and Community Education in the UK, the Level 5 ESOL teacher training course is required.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk