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CELTA - Training to Teach English IRELAND, UK

Face-to-Face and Online CELTA courses

Whether you prefer to study face-to-face or online, full-time or part-time, our CELTA course will help you to prepare for your first steps in English language teaching!

The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the most widely recognised and respected initial teacher training course internationally. 

For many schools, the certificate is a prerequisite to teaching English in the UK, Ireland and abroad. You will learn teaching techniques and gain teaching experience with genuine language learners.

Who is CELTA for?

  • Both English speakers and non-native English speakers with no teaching experience who are keen on travelling and teaching English.
  • Those with some teaching experience who want to upgrade their knowledge and certification.

Key elements of the CELTA course

Similar to all CELTA training courses around  the world, there are six hours of Teaching Practice at two levels of English. As part of your training, you will undertake four written assignments and six hours of observation of trained and experienced teachers.

CELTA course requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • University degree or have a standard of education equivalent to being able to enter university.
  • Non-native speakers need to have a high C1 / C2 level.
  • Have good internet access and have confident computer skills for online courses.


Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Plan clearly staged lessons which lead to the achievement of teaching objectives.
  • Effectively implement these lesson plans by teaching classes appropriate to the level and language needs of learners.
  • Analyse language for the purposes of teaching and understanding basic EFL terminology.


Why do the CELTA with CES?

CES is a multi-award-winning English language school with over 40 years’ experience.  We have language schools in Ireland, the UK and Canada and we are a market leader in teacher training of overseas teachers as well as a leading IELTS exam centre.  Since 2004, we have successfully taught 3,000 candidates at our Dublin Edinburgh, and Leeds schools.

Our courses have been designed and are delivered by a team of highly qualified and experienced trainers who give guidance, support and feedback to all participants.

Candidates have access to our own CES online platform with invaluable extra resources.  CES also liaises with certain schools abroad (e.g. China, Japan, Indonesia, etc.) for work opportunities post course. 


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How much is the course?

Online courses
€1430 (Ireland) OR £1250 (UK)

Face to Face courses:

Dublin - €1,850 - Edinburgh £1,300 - Leeds £1,395


Full-time online CELTA course (5 weeks) 

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

This is a fully accredited 5-week fast-track online course which prepares candidates to teach in both a regular classroom as well as online. No previous experience is needed in using the Zoom platform as training is given as part of the course. 

Sessions are delivered by our tutors in an interactive and practical manner through Zoom. These sessions are designed to help candidates acquire and put into practice the knowledge and techniques which are needed when teaching in a regular classroom environment as well as in an online classroom.  Preparation time is timetabled every day and our tutors will give you guidance on how to prepare for and plan lessons. Teaching Practice takes place through Zoom with these lessons occurring in the morning or afternoon.

Date Location Type Availability
14th November -16th December Online Online / Full-time Available


Full-time face-to-face CELTA course (4 weeks)

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

This is the fastest way to gain your fully accredited CELTA qualification with CES. Choose to complete a 4-week face-to-face course on location in one of our three CELTA centres (Dublin, Edinburgh and Leeds).

Sessions are delivered each day by our experienced tutors focusing on teaching skills and theory before candidates have an opportunity to apply this in teaching practice. While this course is delivered in a face-to-face format, adaptations and considerations needed for online teaching are covered during input sessions. 

Teaching Practice is held daily with each day ending with feedback with your tutor. 

As with all CELTA course formats, candidates must complete 6 hours of Teaching Practice, 6 hours of observations and 4 written assignments. 100% attendance is expected for input sessions and Teaching Practice.

Date Location Type Availability
18th July - 12th August Edinburgh Face to Face Available
1st August - 26th August Leeds Face to Face Available
5th September - 30th September Dublin Face to Face Available
12th September – 7th October Leeds Face to Face Available
3rd October - 28th October Edinburgh Face to Face Available
10th October - 4th November
Dublin Face to Face Available
14th November - 9th December Leeds and Edinburgh Face to Face Available


For further information about the application process for CELTA courses, please contact: [email protected] or visit our CELTA FAQs page for more help.

Please download our centre brochures for more information:
Dublin Edinburgh Leeds


Part-time online CELTA (10 weeks)

Our 10-week CELTA course is fully online using the official Cambridge platform and Zoom. Trainees complete work using the Cambridge platform for course material.  

The course demands approximately 20 hours of your time per week. Teaching Practice is carried out either at the weekends or evenings during the week depending on the centre.

Date Location Type Availability
27th June – 5th September Online Online / Part-time Waiting list
17th September - 3rd December Online Online / Part-time Available
26th September - 5th December Online Online / Part-time
Waiting list

Applying for your CELTA course with CES

Step 1:  Download and complete an application form and send it to the centre where you want to do your course.

Step 2:  If you meet the requirements, you will be invited to an interview and complete a language awareness task

Step 3:  You will part in an interview where we will help you with all aspects of the course

Step 4:  Upon successfully passing the interview, make payment and complete an unassessed pre-course task

Step 5:  Start the course.  Once successfully completed and graduated, you can begin looking for work.

For further information and application process for Online CELTA courses, please contact: [email protected] or visit our CELTA FAQs page for more help.


Questions? Contact us now!

For further information and questions about the CELTA courses, please contact: [email protected] or visit our CELTA FAQs page for more help.

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