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CELTA London

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, our London CELTA course 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. 

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Why Stafford House?

Stafford House offers a rigorous CELTA training programme taught at our London school, 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.

Our school is situated in Bloomsbury, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Holborn Station or Tottenham Court Road Station in “mid-town”. We are close to the British Museum and other major attractions and shopping areas so it is a perfect place to begin your CELTA adventure. 

We provide guidance on finding jobs and the broad range of career opportunities and specialisations that exist within ELT. In addition, Stafford House International teachers English at 10 year round locations and 18 summer locations across the UK, US and Canada. At Stafford House we recruit strong candidates directly from our CELTA courses to work in our junior summer centres and our year round schools. 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

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, 09:30 am – 17:30 pm (one hour lunch break)

Part Time CELTA

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, 18:30 pm – 21:30 pm, and every second Saturday, 10.00 am – 17:30 pm (one hour lunch break).


Our online programme is a mix of the part time and online classes over 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. The online programme features in person classes that run either on Saturdays at 10am-5pm or on Tuesday evenings from 6-9:45pm.


London Start Dates

FULL TIME (4 weeks)
02 Mar 2020 – 27 Mar 2020
06 Apr 2020 – 08 May 2020 (5 week course)
11 May 2020 – 5 Jun 2020
08 Jun 2020 – 03 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020 – 31 Jul 2020
03 Aug 2020 – 28 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020 – 25 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020 –- 23 Oct 2020

04 Apr 2020 – 27 Jun 2020 (12 weeks)
04 Jul 2020 – 12 Sep 2020 (10 weeks)
19 Sep 2020 – 12 Dec 2020 (12 weeks)

ONLINE (12 weeks)
17 March 2020 – 06 Jun 2020 (Tue)
30 May 2020 – 21 Aug 2020 (Sat)
05 Sept 2020 – 27 Nov 2020 (Sat)
29 Sep 2020 – 15 Dec 2020 (Tue)



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