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CES Dublin has been a teacher training centre since 2004. Since that time we have successfully trained over 2000 teachers who have taught both here in Ireland and overseas. Our training team are very experienced and offer excellent support and guidance throughout the course.  

How do I apply?
Please contact our Dublin office at [email protected] for an application form. 
Once we receive your application, we will arrange an interview. The interview will determine your place on the course. 

What is CELTA? 

It gives you a qualification for entry into the field of EFL teaching to adults and children internationally. It is validated by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, who set the guidelines and criteria for centres running these courses.

How long does the course take? 
The full-time course is a minimum of 120 contact hours and runs for four weeks. You attend the school from 09.00 to 17.00 and then spend most evenings preparing lessons for the following day. Assignments are generally completed at weekends; therefore you will therefore spend a substantial amount of time working on course matters outside of course hours.

Can I enrol?
Yes, if you are aged 20 or over, and have a standard of education that would allow entry to Higher Education in your country. Applicants of 18 or 19 may also be considered at the discretion of the centre. You should have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables you to follow the course and complete the assignments set throughout the course. Non-native speaker applicants should have C1/C2 level of English (though formal proof, e.g. in the form of exam certificates, is not required).

Do I need to be able to speak a foreign language?
No, but it can help you if you have an awareness of another language.

Do I need to have previous teaching experience?
No. The CELTA course is designed as a pre-service course for people with no previous teaching experience. It is also a popular course with those who have some teaching experience but who are looking for a change of direction.

Is there an examination at the end?
No. You are assessed on 2 components: your teaching practice and written assignments. 

Is it easy to find a job?
CES will offer work, when available, to those who have done the CELTA course with us. The summer months are the busiest months of the year. This can lead to a more full-time role depending on your performance. CES may be able to assist with finding work internationally. 

How much is the course?
CES Face to Face CELTA courses are €1950
CES Online CELTA Course is €1530
There is a non-refundable booking deposit of €450 

This includes the Cambridge assessment fee of €160, registration fee of €65, materials fee at €50 and a 6-month access period of Moodle. 

An additional €50 deposit is collected on the first day to gain access to our library. This will be returned on the final day of the course once all items are returned. 

Can I get financial assistance for the course?
Some welfare offices may be able to give you a grant but you will have to contact them yourself. 

Course dates for all CELTA Courses in CES in 2023

Full Time

9th January - 3rd February (face-to-face)

27th February - 31st March (online)

24th April - 19th May (face-to-face)

5th June - 7th July (online)

4th September - 30th September (face-to-face)

9th October - 3rd November (face-to-face)

13th November -15th December (online)


Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

approx. 25 additional hrs/ week needed outside course time

Full-time and Part-time Online CELTA courses now available. For more information please see here