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CELTA Online (combined online and face-to-face)

The University of Worcester is offering the Cambridge CELTA Course Online as a blended-learning teacher training course that combines online CELTA training with face-to-face components.

The input for this flexible 15-week course is conducted online, working through multimedia materials, doing interactive tasks, discussing topics with other course participants and your tutor in forums and collaborating with other course participants in a virtual classroom. Teaching practice, feedback, supervised lesson planning and live observation will require coming into the Language Centre.

Online study is completed during the week at times convenient for the learners; the face-to-face element (assessed teaching practice) requires coming to the Language Centre on Saturdays between 9:30 and 15:00. 100% attendance is required for the face-to-face element.

The online CELTA is suitable for those who would prefer to study in their own time over a longer period and are able to attend the teaching practice sessions.

Who is it for?

The CELTA Online is ideal for anyone who:

  • would like to learn how to teach English to non-native speakers on a flexible basis
  • prefers to work and study online, or who is unable to attend normal classes at the school
  • has little or no teaching experience
  • would like to obtain an internationally recognised teaching qualification
  • is at least 18 years old and educated to higher education or university level
  • is competent in both written and spoken English (CEFR C1 minimum)

We will help you to:

  • develop classroom management skills
  • teach basic literacy
  • plan lessons
  • understand the roles of both the teacher and the learner
  • understand the language analysis (grammar, lexis and phonology)
  • develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • teach methodology, ideas and techniques
  • evaluate authentic and published materials

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be aged 18+
  • Have an education standard at least equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
  • Have an awareness of language and competence in both written and spoken English which will enable them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels.

The recommended candidate language level is C2 or high C1 - grade A or B, on the CEFR.


Dates and fees

Saturday 2nd September - Saturday 9th December 2017

Fees 2017: £1500 - includes £140 exam fee

Applications for the CELTA Online course have now closed.


Content and assessment


The CELTA focuses on

  • Understanding the teaching and learning context
  • Language awareness and analysis
  • Planning and choosing resources for different teaching contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism, including through teaching practice



You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. Your teaching practice, written assignments and portfolio will be assessed internally by the University of Worcester CELTA trainers and moderated externally by a Cambridge English Language Assessment approved assessor.

To get the CELTA certificate, you must pass both the teaching practice assignments and the written assignments. There are three passing grades: Pass 'A', Pass 'B' and Pass.

For more information about the course content and assessment see the CELTA syllabus. You can also view a sample timetable.



Career opportunities

Whether you are looking for a new career opportunity or want a short break in your existing career, a CELTA certificate opens up exciting possibilities of living and working all over the world.

Type in CELTA in the 'Qualifications' box on and check where a CELTA might take you. Read Laura's story.


After two years of full-time teaching you can study for a DELTA qualification, enabling you to progress to more specialist and/or managerial roles.

In addition, CELTA is also the first phase of the Diploma in Teaching English (Literacy and ESOL) in the Lifelong Learning sector. This qualification is required by teachers who wish to work in this sector in England and Wales.


Information for prospective trainees

For more information, please read the FAQs. If you can't find the answer to your question, email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How to apply

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the University of Worcester CELTA Online course, please download and complete the application form and email it to In your email, please state that you are interested in the CELTA Online course. We will then get contact you as soon as possible.

The fees are £1500 including the £140 exam fee.

Terms and conditions

  1. A deposit of £750 is payable by Friday 11 August 2017. This is a firm commitment for the course and refunds are not given once payment has been made.
  2. Following payment of your deposit, your final payment of £750 must be made by 27th October 2017.
  3. Certain tasks and aspects of the course may not be released online if payment has not been made.
  4. You will receive an email/invoice once you have passed the interview stage and are happy to progress with the process of application.
  5. Please note that all outstanding fees must be paid by 27th October 2017. Names of candidates who have failed to pay any outstanding fees by this date will not be recommended for a CELTA qualification.