Cambridge CELTA

Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) Course

CELTA is an internationally recognized English-teaching certificate awarded by Cambridge English, a part of Cambridge University. This highly practical course is suitable for candidates with little or no English language teaching experience and no formal training.

What is the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) Course?

The Cambridge CELTA is a teacher training course that will put you on the path to being an English as a Foreign Language teacher, certified by Cambridge University. Take the CELTA and learn what you need to know to be an effective, successful English teacher and use your qualification to get a job! 

CELTA is an internationally-recognized qualification, and CELTA courses are created for those with little to no teaching experience. Learn about the principles of effective teaching and practical skills that will make you a confident and successful teacher of English. Get hands-on teaching experience during your CELTA course. 

Course Facts

  • Location: Ireland: Dublin
  • Price: €1700 (including all materials)
  • 2015 
    November 2- November 27
    April 4- April 29
    June 7- July 2
    July 25- August 19
    November 7- December 2
  • Course Length:
    4 weeks + 6 hours pre-course preparation
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Requirements: Proficiency plus level or CEFR C1/C2 for non-native speakers; university degree preferred but not essential
  • Career Opportunities: Job placement assistance through our global network of 40+ schools
  • Class Size: 12 (maximum)
  • Lessons: 120 hours in total
  • Timetable: All courses are Monday-Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm

Course Structure

120 hours over a minimum of 4 weeks.

Teacher Training:

Includes tuition, teaching practice and guided feedback. The course also requires projects, homework assignments and lesson planning.

For more information, please see our CELTA fact sheet.


Upon receiving a Pass A, Pass B or Pass, you will receive your CELTA certification.
Assessment of all components of the course (teaching practice, four written assignments and professional development) is on a continuous basis and there is no final examination.
The course is internally assessed and externally moderated by an assessor approved by Cambridge English and Cambridge English issues the final certificate.
CELTA is accepted throughout the world by organisations that employ English language teachers. The Cambridge CELTA is accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) at level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. Cambridge English also works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of CELTA globally.

Student Testimonial

"The course was challenging and rigorous but the inspirational tutors were incredibly supportive and made the experience such an enjoyable one. The blend of teaching practice, input sessions and methodology equipped me with the skills I needed to become an engaging, confident and self-reflective teacher and I gained a teaching position with weeks of completing the course. "
Carolyn houston
Dublin School Testimonial