Online CELTA - Blended

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Online CELTA is our teacher training course that combines online CELTA training with face-to-face components. It is offered in collaboration with Cambridge English. 

The face-to-face element of CELTA Online ensures trainees gain valuable teaching experience with six hours of peer observed teaching. An experienced IH London trainer provides feedback on each teaching practice session.

Course details

  • Minimum English level: C2 advanced plus
  • Minimum age: 20
  • Course length: 13 weeks
  • Online study: 120 hours
  • Face-to-face sessions: 17 + orientation
  • Lesson days: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs
  • Start dates: 2016: 31 Jan, 17 Apr, 04 Sep
  • Cost: £1,495 + £140 exam fee

Who is this course for?

If you are an English speaker considering teaching English as a foreign language, this is the course for you, whether you want to teach during a gap year or develop a long term career.

You don’t need previous English language teaching experience. If you do, the course will give you new teaching techniques and a qualification to confirm your ability to do the job properly.

You should be aged 20 or over, though we will accept candidates aged 18-19 at our discretion.

Your educational standard should be equivalent to that required for entry into higher education. If English is not your first language you need to have a minimum language level equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework (CEF). If you are C1 (CEF) level you can still complete the practical elements of the CELTA course, but you will receive an IH Certificate in TESOL.

Acceptance onto a CELTA course is conditional upon successful completion of an application form (which includes a Language Awareness Task) and an interview.

Course objectives

CELTA training will help you:

  • understand the principles of effective teaching and acquire the practical skills to allow you to do this
  • become more aware of language and able to apply this knowledge when teaching
  • start to understand how and why adults learn English and the role of both the teacher and the learner
  • learn how to develop professionally in the field
  • receive a qualification accredited at level 5 on the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF)

Course content

  • Access to CELTA tasks and course materials online
  • Flexible training schedule to fit around other commitments
  • Interactive tasks, guided video observation and forum discussion
  • Assessment and moderation according to the same criteria as the face-to-face course
  • Sessions on Sessions on classroom management and lesson planning workload and course assessment
  • There is a lot of work outside of timetabled hours. This mostly consists of lesson preparation and written assignments
  • There is no final exam. Assessment is based on teaching practice and written assignments. You need to pass both elements to be awarded the CELTA Certificate
  • Please note, that this is a demanding course and you must have the potential to become an effective teacher and complete assignments and assessments throughout

Course timetables

31 January; 17 April. The 04 September timetable will be posted closer to the start date.

Apply for this course

Download and return application form

  • Download the application form and language awareness task, complete and save it, and return it to
  • Once we have received the form we will respond to you within three working days to advise you of the results and discuss the next steps.
  • Acceptance on to the CELTA is dependent on a successful application interview.