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Whether you are a recent graduate wanting to start your career, looking to teach English abroad in a gap year or during a career break, or somebody wanting a complete career change, CELTA will give you the tools you need.

Why Get a CELTA?

Do you want to live in Mexico, Hong Kong, Italy or Dubai? The University of Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) could be the best way to achieve your travel goals.

A CELTA from Stafford House would not only allow you to travel all over the world, but could even include career opportunities in English speaking countries. Whether you are a recent graduate wanting to start your career or during a career break or career change, this course will take you to the next stage in your life. 

Check out this recent blog from our London trainers about their CELTA. 

Why Stafford House?

Stafford House offers a rigorous CELTA training programme that will provide you with the practical tools you will need to find success in the field of teaching ESL/EFL. Our small trainee group sizes and close attention to the needs of our students will ensure that you receive the personal attention and support needed to meet the challenges of the course. 

Our experienced teacher trainers are knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated to giving our CELTA candidates the best training available. The Stafford House CELTA has been designed to ensure our candidates access a quality curriculum for the duration of the course.

We provide guidance on finding jobs and the broad range of career opportunities and specialisations that exist within ELT. In addition, Stafford House International is part of Cambridge Education group, which employs 400 English language teachers in the UK, and more in North America. We recruit strong candidates directly from our CELTA courses to work in our junior summer programmes and year round adult schools, and once you’re part of the Stafford House family, there are numerous career paths for English language teachers.

Application Requirements

If you are interested in achieving a CELTA you should consider these entry requirements and standard English levels.

  • English language proficiency at C1 or C2 Cambridge English levels
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Similar education experience needed for higher education
  • The potential to become an effective English Language teacher
  • The ability to complete assignments and assessments
  • The ability to research and understand grammar
  • Adequate competence in written and spoken English
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Part Time, Full Time or Online

Our programmes vary and can be as flexible as you need to reach your CELTA goals. We want our trainees to feel confident when they select a Stafford House program that it will be the right fit for them. 

Full Time CELTA

If you want to finish your CELTA quickly with daily classes and shorter length programme, studying full time is right for you. Our full time programme is four weeks long and a minimum or 120 Hours. Your class schedule would be Monday - Friday 09:00 am – 5:00 pm (one hour lunch break)

Part Time CELTA

Are you currently working full time and are looking to complete your CELTA in your free time? Our CELTA part time programme is a good fit for trainees looking for evening and weekend classes. Our part time programme is twelve weeks (a minimum of 120 hours) and the classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, plus alternate Saturdays 10.00 am – 5:30 pm (one hour lunch break).

Online (London Only)

Our online programme is a mix of the part time and online classes. 12 weeks (a minimum of 120 hours) The CELTA classes require four to six hours per week of online studies at a time that is convenient for you. Every Saturday there are in-person classes 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (one hour lunch break)


London Start Dates

FULL TIME (4 weeks)
09 Jul 2018 - 03 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
03 Sep 2018 - 28 Sept 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
PART TIME (12 weeks)
15 Sep 2018- 08 Dec 2018
ONLINE (12 weeks)
30 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 08 Dec 2018

CELTA London


Boston Start Dates

FULL TIME (4 weeks)
15 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018
04 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018

CELTA Boston

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