Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

If you've ever thought about teaching English abroad, or to non-native speakers in the UK, studying a 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language' (TEFL) programme can be your first step to achieving your goal. TEFL programmes such as the CELTA are designed to equip you with the skills you need to impart your knowledge to international students.

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is an internationally recognised qualification awarded by Cambridge Assessment English. It enables you to teach English as a foreign language and is recognised throughout the world by employers, opening the door to a range of rewarding and exciting career options.

INTO University of Gloucestershire is a real teaching environment accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, The British Council and English UK on the University of Gloucestershire’s beautiful Park campus. The centre offers face-to-face and online CELTA courses, both of which are popular with a diverse range of people, whether you are a new graduate or looking for a career change.

You will be taught by an experienced team of CELTA trainers, two of whom are CELTA Assessors who visit other CELTA centres to monitor standards. INTO University of Gloucestershire prides itself on the results our students achieve, which are higher than the national average. Our trainers offer you advice and support on employment opportunities during the course as well as ongoing CV and application support afterwards.

CELTA Intensive (Face-to-face)

"Quite simply the best TEFL course taught by the best people" - Steve Shepherd, CELTA face-to-face alumni

2019 Course dates:

  • 30 September - 1 November 2019
  • 4 November - 3 December 2019

Length of course: 5 weeks Hours: 120

Sample timetable

CELTA Online (combined online and face-to-face

"I found the online course very organised. It was easy to navigate the site and the group forum was invaluable for sharing ideas and encouraging one another" - Janice Watts, CELTA online alumni

Course dates:

  • Coming soon

Length of course: 13 weeks

Hours: 100 hours of online study, 20 hours of face-to-face (teaching practice sessions in the evening)

Sample timetable

Taster day

If you are considering studying the CELTA but you are unsure if it is right for you, why not attend a taster day? These are designed to give you an overview of what to expect and help you make an informed decision before committing to the course.

The taster is a 1 day course (09.30 – 15.30) and costs £55 (refundable if you are accepted onto a CELTA course at the centre). Please contact our CELTA Programme Coordinator, Carole Harrison if you are interested in attending a taster: intotefl@glos.ac.uk


To apply for the CELTA course, please complete the application form and return it by post or email to the address on the form. You will be asked to attend an interview session. If you are applying from overseas, we will arrange a telephone/SKYPE interview.

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Entry requirements

To study on the CELTA courses, you should:

  • be 18 years old before the start of the course
  • have a formal qualification/standard of education which would allow entry to higher education
  • have an awareness of language and competence in written and spoken English to enable them to undertake the course

In addition we must satisfy ourselves that:

  • the course is suitable for you in terms of experience,
  • background and career plan
  • you are able to attend /participate in the whole course


The fee for the CELTA programme is £1250. There is a discount for University of Gloucestershire students.


The CELTA programme can provide many opportunities such as teaching English as a foreign language overseas, teaching English as a foreign language on summer schools in the UK, teaching students for whom English is a second language (e.g. refugees) and teaching on a home tuition programme for example.

Our alumni have succeeded in a variety of career paths, from teaching English to pathway students at INTO University of Gloucestershire to teaching overseas and running projects offering free English lessons.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the courses or would like to find out more information you can contact us by email: intotefl@glos.ac.uk or give us a call on + 44 (0) 1242 714092.

You can write to us at:

TEFL Courses INTO University of Gloucestershire
The Park
GL50 2RH
United Kingdom

Our alumni have succeeded in entering employment in a variety of settings and countries, from working with refugees in the UK to teaching in schools in Vietnam.

Our park campus was originally designed as a botanical garden. The modern teaching centre is surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens and lakes.

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