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. With out full time, you can gain a qualification in as little as 4 weeks – a qualification that will can serve as your ticket for employment around the world.

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
  • Blended CELTA: combine face-to-face learning with online studying at times that suit you over 13 weeks

The interview process was great. They were very flexible with the time of the interview and it took about 40 minutes. The interviewer was very friendly and welcoming. I found out later on that day that I was accepted for the course.

Alexander, CELTA

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Valid on all 2020 course dates for your full course.

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 10.00 – 18.00 
Start dates 2020
01 September – 25 September (starts on a Tuesday)
28 September – 23 October
26 October – 20 November
23 November – 18 December 

Part-time CELTA 

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

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 dates 2020
12 September – 05 December (Mon/Wed)
31 October – 6 February 2021 (Tues/Thurs)

Blended CELTA

Combine face-to-face learning with online studying at times that suit you over 13 weeks. Temporarily online. 

Blended CELTA

Lessons per week 6 hours face-to-face 
Course days  Tuesday and Thursday plus online self-study (Sunday start dates)
Lesson times Tuesday and Thursday: 18.30 – 21.30
17 sessions at the school and 15 hours of online work each week plus self study
Start dates  2021

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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 (£156), 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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Free open afternoons

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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Get ready for your new career and travel adventures by learning a new language or refreshing your skills at no extra cost. You can book your place within three months of completing your CELTA. Click below for all languages offered. You get a free six week evening course included with your CELTA.

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