Would you like to teach English to adults in the UK or abroad?

If so, a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) qualification is for you.

The CELTA is a recognised qualification which provides people with little or no English teaching experience with the opportunity to teach English to non-native speakers in the UK and all over the world. You can choose to do the course full-time or part-time; they are stimulating but demanding courses, and last for 120 hours. During this time you will receive around 50 hours of input sessions, complete 6 hours of assessed teaching practice and spend 6 hours observing experienced and qualified teachers. You will be given guidance and support with lesson planning, and there will be tutorials to help ensure you are getting the most from your course.

CELTA is great for recent graduates, people who are changing career, or teachers who want to gain a formal qualification and to progress in the future to qualifications such as the DELTA.

Why Highbury College?

  • We have over 6 years’ experience of running CELTA courses.
  • Our pass rate is 100%
  • Our tutors are committed to helping you to become an effective teacher and they have nearly 80 years’ combined teaching experience between them.
  • We listen to your feedback, act on your comments and adapt the course.
  • Previous trainees have found the course stimulating and fun.
  • We have mixed nationality classes for teaching practice.
  • You will be taught in a modern, spacious and lively environment.
  • Highbury College is one of only two places in the South-East recognised by Cambridge English as offering 19 + Advanced Learner Loans to help you with the cost of the course. Click here for more information

Advanced Learner Loans at Highbury College CELTA courses


See what our students say...

“This is potentially a life-changing experience. Hard work, but an opportunity to find out so much about working with other people. The CELTA tutors are outstanding and I truly believe all people wishing to teach should take this course. The support from staff at Highbury has been outstanding, and I have hugely enjoyed working with a range of adult English learners from a vast array of other countries. A real personal journey which has taught me so much. Thank you.“
Peter Beadell – CELTA trainee

“The CELTA course was tough, intensive and fun. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about becoming an English language teacher“
Ed Bell – CELTA trainee

“This course has helped me raise my confidence and realise that it is possible to change your career later in life. I would recommend this course to anyone who is fed up with their current circumstances and needs a change. I hope this will give me the chance to travel the world“
Jane – CELTA trainee

Useful links

If you'd like to learn more about the CELTA please follow the link: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-elt