UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)




Cambridge English CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults


UCL runs a full-time 4 week course once every year and the next course will take place in July 2016.

The Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) at University College London offers an intensive course leading to the Cambridge English CELTA qualification. The four week full-time course is suitable for people who are interested in learning to teach and wish to gain an initial teaching qualification that is recognised world wide. It is suitable for candidates who have some English Language teaching experience but no initial qualification, as well as for people with little or no previous teaching experience.

Entry requirements

To be considered for the course applicants must:

  1. have a standard of English that will enable them to teach a range of levels. Students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the course. This will mean substantial education (minimum 12 months) or work experience (minimum 18 months) conducted in English in a majority English speaking country and undertaken no more than the summer two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment OR a recently obtained English language qualification or test result awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment and equivalent to a minimum of Cambridge English CAE Grade A / IELTS 8.0 in all sub-scores.
  2. have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
  3. be a minimum of 20 years old.


29 June to 24 July 2015.

Classes are held Monday to Friday 09.00-12.00 (input) and 13.15-16.30 (teaching practice, feedback and assisted lesson planning).


The course fees for 2015 are £1,500 plus the Cambridge English entry fee of £135.00.

For additional enquiries please email Mr Chris Metzger at c.metzger@ucl.ac.uk