Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Dundee and Angus College


Gardyne Campus


The CELTA course is a practical, classroom-based course giving a good foundation in basic teaching techniques: classroom management, lesson planning, error correction, language analysis and using resources, to name but a few. Input sessions, which are led by the trainers, focus on teaching methodology and language awareness.

This input is put to practical use in the preparation of lesson plans and 6 hours of assessed teaching practice.

There is a minimum of 120 contact hours plus 120 additional learning hours of independent background reading, assignment writing and lesson preparation. Learners will be given the opportunity to gain valuable skills by working as volunteers in our ESOL classes.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be at least 20 years old, educated to entry-level higher education. If English is not a candidate's first language, a very high level of spoken and written accuracy is required (minimum CPE or a recent IELTS score of 7.0 overall, including 7.0 for written English).

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

14 weeks


ESOL, Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language

SCQF Level




Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other