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Entry Requirements

A-Level or equivalent standard of education and a very high standard of spoken and written English language.

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Part time

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12 weeks

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23 Jan 2024 to 2 May 2024

Tuesdays, 9AM to 6PM

Thursdays, 5PM to 9PM

Plus an additional study for at least a day convenient to you.

Key features and Benefits

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The course is aimed at individuals with little or no previous teaching experience. The course is designed for those wishing to teach English to speakers of other languages (people whose first language is not English).

  • Overview

    Free places now available!*

    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.

    * Subject to conditions:

    • Completion of the full course
    • Committing to work for at least six months at Blackburn College in a paid teaching position
    • Meeting University of Cambridge standard at a satisfactory level

    Non fulfilment of the above will incur full cost payment of the course fee.


  • 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 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.
  • How will I be assessed?

    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:

    1. Application form
    2. 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:

    1. A group discussion about an aspect of language
    2. A 5 minute ‘micro teach’
    3. 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.

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  • For more information

    For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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Blackburn College Results August 2021