CELTA London


CELTA is now available in both online and face-to-face formats. The online CELTA certification is the same as the one you receive for a face-to-face course, ensuring you are qualified to teach around the world.

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.

CELTA Student Teaching Practice Class

Stafford House London

The Stafford House London 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 3 year round locations and 14 summer locations across the UK, 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.


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 programme that it will be the right fit for them.

All Stafford House online and in-school programmes offer the same CELTA certification. In-school programmes take place at our London school in Bloomsbury. Our online programme takes place 100% online, including teaching practice, and uses the Zoom platform and the Moodle learning environment.


Our CELTA in-school part-time programme is the perfect fit for trainees looking for face-to-face evening and weekend classes. We offer both 10-12 week and 24 week options. Please see below for dates and in-school teaching practice times. All times given are London local time.



2024 Prices:

Total course price: £1475 (includes all fees) Early bird special: £1350

Early bird price available if you pay in full 21 days before the course starts.



New for 2024 we will be offering free access to one online course from our short course programme (the normal price is £199 for our CELTA graduates) to be taken within 1 year from CELTA graduation.


Exclusive to Stafford House, our £55 materials fee includes digital copies of  Learning Teaching and New A-Z of ELT (RRP £85)





  • 20 JAN - 06 APR
    Alternate Saturdays, 10:00 – 17:00 and
    every Monday and Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:30

  • 03 FEB - 13 JUL (24 weeks)
    One evening per week: Tuesday 18.15-21.30
    First Saturday of every month 10.00-17.00

  • 01 JUN - 17 AUG
    Alternate Saturdays, 10:00 – 17:00 and
    every Monday and Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:30

  • 07 SEP - 23 NOV
    Alternate Saturdays, 10:00 – 17:00 and
    every Monday and Wednesdays 18:15 – 21:30


A global teaching qualification

Cambridge English Language Assessment has a reputation for quality, history and academic integrity. An Assessor from Cambridge English Language Assessment will visit and assess each CELTA course that Stafford House runs to ensure that our course delivers the quality and academic rigour expected.

It is this reputation for quality and world-wide renown that makes the CELTA course the best choice for an initial English teaching qualification: not only does it give you excellent and up to date training, but it also gives you a competitive advantage in the job market.

Course Accredited by:



  • The course is a mixture of practice & theory
  • 120 contact hours
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice for each trainee
  • 6 hours of observation of experienced teachers
  • A minimum of 80 additional learning hours for reading, research, assignment writing and lesson preparation
  • Course content and assessment is the same, whether the course is taken online or face-to-face

All Stafford House CELTA courses cover the following:

Input sessions You will attend input sessions on methodology and practice given by our tutors to the whole group of trainees. These will equip you with theoretical and practical knowledge and ideas to inform and plan your lessons. (Input will be online for the Online CELTA.)

Teaching practice (TP) You will teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two or three levels of ability. This will involve the planning and delivery of lessons observed by your TP tutor and colleagues, which will be immediately followed by a written self-evaluation, and feedback and comments from you, your tutor and colleagues.

Assignments You will complete four written assignments of 750-1000 words.

Observations You will watch full-hour lessons taught by experienced teachers while you take notes on methodology and practice.

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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