CELTA course in Eastbourne

Whether you’re a new teacher looking for your first teaching job overseas or in the UK, or you want to prove to employers that you have the necessary teaching skills with a recognised certificate, our Cambridge CELTA Preparation course for teachers is your passport to success.

  • Minimum age: 18 (20)
  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. C1+

* Minimum age: although our minimum age is 18, students will ideally be aged 20 or over.

The CELTA is also the main initial English language qualification looked for by employers in British Council accredited schools in the UK. The CELTA course at ELC Eastbourne will give you the skills and confidence to begin teaching English and an internationally recognised English qualification.

ELC Eastbourne’s CELTA course is a very practical introduction to teaching English as a foreign language and is suitable for participants with little or no teaching experience. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to apply for jobs in the UK or overseas. We provide guidance on where and how to apply for a job.

ELC is collaborating with DC Teacher Training to offer the CELTA course in Eastbourne. DC are responsible for accepting candidates onto courses and managing all aspects of the delivery and administration of the courses.

We offer a full-time and part-time CELTA course depending on the time of year.

This course does not fall under the British Council accreditation scheme. It is moderated by the University of Cambridge.

Full-time CELTA course

This course is 4-weeks - Monday to Friday 9.30 to 17.30.

Part-time CELTA course

This course is 12 weeks - Saturdays 10:00 am – 13:45 and Mondays and Wednesdays 18:00 pm to 21:30

Entry requirements

In addition to minimum age:

  • You should normally have a minimum standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education – for example, 2 A-Levels or equivalent.
  • If English is not your first language, we would require C1+ level – normally Cambridge CPE or IELTS 8.5.

Application process

  1. Complete the enquiries form using the big green button.
  2. Our partners will contact you with an application form and tasks to complete.
  3. You will be invited to an interview which will take place on zoom.
  4. If you are successful at the interview, we will offer you a place on the course.

For more information, contact us, or email your completed application to the address to be found in the application form.

English language students take part in a communication exercise in class. These are the kinds of the exercises you might discover on a CELTA course.

Next steps

If you would like further information or would like to register, please click on the green Enquire button below.

Course fees

Course tuition is £1,350.
Early bird price (full payment 21 days in advance) is £1250.

Course dates in 2024

22 Jul to 16 AugFull-time
28 Sept to 21 DecPart-time

Course features

  • This is a 4-week, intensive and highly challenging course.
  • Minimum of 120 contact hours between participants and course tutors.
  • 6 hours’ assessed teaching practice per candidate, supervised by a course tutor.
  • Supervised lesson planning to give you maximum support.
  • Individual feedback on the impact of your teaching practice.
  • Individual tutorial support and consultation with trainers.
  • Peer observation of teaching practice, i.e. watching the other candidates’ lessons.
  • 6 hours’ observation of lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.

Is a CELTA course right for you?

Our CELTA course would be suitable for you:

  • if you have no experience of teaching English yet, but you’re keen to start, and you want to do things properly
  • if you already have a little experience of teaching English, but you’d like to develop your skills
  • regardless of whether English is or isn’t your first language
  • if you’d like to get an initial TEFL qualification to be able to travel and teach English overseas

We think the CELTA course gives you much more besides the foundations of teaching English - it also helps you to:

  • build your confidence to facilitate groups and manage people
  • stand up and present confidently in front of others
  • collaborate with people from a wide range of different cultures and backgrounds
  • develop your ability to improvise, think in the moment and deal with the unexpected
  • work under pressure and and manage your time and priorities

Any questions?

This is the big one - the course that could take you round the world, and give you all the skills you need to embark on a career teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). It’s not everyone’s cup of tea though, and the application process is designed to highlight any concerns that might mean you find the course too challenging, or where we think there is a risk of you not passing it.

Yes - you can fail the CELTA course.

We expect there to be questions, and we’d love to hear yours. Please get in touch to tell us about your circumstances, your reasons for considering the CELTA and what you’d like to know before you apply.

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