Learn to teach English with the CELTA


The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a structured and practical introduction to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Once you have completed the course, you will have the qualification, knowledge, practical experience and confidence to begin working as a teacher anywhere in the world. Choose how you study, full-time or part-time to match your preferred style and other commitments.

Every year we train over 500 new English teachers who then embark on exciting journeys all over the world, and start careers in the world of English language teaching, inspiring others and connecting people from around the globe.



Choose the face-to-face CELTA option that suits you


  • Full-time CELTA: get qualified in just 4 weeks   
  • Part-time CELTA: perfect for qualifying around other commitments, with evening and Saturday classes over 12 weeks

Early booking savings!

You can apply for your course free of charge. Once you're accepted you have 12 months to book your course. If you book your course start date within 10 days of being offered a place, we will pay your Cambridge English fee for you. Saving you £162!

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Start your CELTA course now and pay later! Spread the cost of your online or face-to-face CELTA course through Payl8r instalment service. A fast, easy and hassle free financing option to help you get started! Find out more on our Payment Options page by clicking below.

Full-time CELTA

Be CELTA-qualified in just 4 weeks with this intensive course. 

Full-time CELTA

Course hours  120 (30 per week)
Course days Monday to Friday
Maximum class size 15 (1:5 trainer to trainee ratio)
Lesson times 09.00- 16.00


    Start Date End Date
CELTA Full time (4 weeks)   09/01/2023 03/02/2023
Face-to-Face  06/02/2023 03/03/2023
The CELTA course has 120 hours of study, plus Cambridge recommend an additional 120 hours of self-study. 06/03/2023 31/03/2023
03/04/2023 28/04/2023*
02/05/2023 26/05/2023**
05/06/2023 30/06/2023
03/07/2023 28/07/2023
  31/07/2023 25/08/2023
04/09/2023 29/09/2023
02/10/2023 27/10/2023
30/10/2023 24/11/2023
27/11/2023 22/12/2023

*This course contains an additional Saturday 22 April
**This course contains an additional Saturday 13 May.

Part-time CELTA 

Perfect for qualifying around other commitments, with evening and Saturday classes over 12 weeks. 

Part-time CELTA

Course hours

120 (6 per week, plus 7 Saturdays during the course)

Course days

Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday (plus 7 Saturdays)

Maximum class size

15 (1:5 trainer to trainee ratio)

Lesson times

Weekdays: 18.30 – 21.30 Saturdays 10.00 – 17.00

    Start Date  End Date  Days of instruction
CELTA Part time  (12 weeks) 14/01/2023 05/04/2023
Face-to-Face  15/04/2023 08/07/2023 Tu/Th
The CELTA course has 120 hours of study, plus Cambridge recommend an additional 120 hours of self-study. 09/09/2023 02/12/2023 M/W
28/10/2023 04/02/2024 Tu/Th
The part-time face-to-face course runs from 18.30 – 21.30 (UK time)There are 7 Saturdays through this course you will need to attend (10am- 17.00)

View Part Time April Sample Timetable

Apply now for the CELTA


1. Request your application form in the ‘Book Now’ box below. Select the course and date you are interested in and proceed. You will not be charged at this point. Alternatively you can email sales@ihlondon.com and request an application form.

2. The application form includes a language awareness task which you will need to complete and send back to us.

3.  If successful, you will be invited to an interview via Zoom.

4.  If accepted onto your course, your offer will be valid for 12 months. You will need to take your course during this period.

5.  To secure your place on the course you will need to pay a £500 deposit with the remaining balance to be paid before course begins.


With IH London there are no hidden fees: you will need to pay the Cambridge English CELTA assessment fee (£162), which is set by Cambridge English in addition to your course fee with us. However, we offer early booking savings where we pay your Cambridge assessment fee for you! Book your course at least 3 weeks in advance (after your application has been accepted) to receive the offer.

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Find out more about teaching English as a foreign language and how to get started as an English language teacher. The sessions held at our school or via Zoom are led by our experienced trainers who have worked in different schools around the world.

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