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Start your new career with a CELTA course

A Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is your passport to a career in English language teaching anywhere in the world. The Cambridge-accredited course is also suitable for experienced teachers who want to consolidate their core skills and gain a globally-recognised qualification.

You can study a CELTA course online with either the Online Fast Track or Online Flexi options, or choose to take the course at a teacher training centre.

Our expert team are here to help you on your journey. Contact us today.

Trainee Testimonials

"The CELTA is so much more than I thought it would be and I would go so far as to say it has changed my life.

Bold words and I didn’t expect to say that when I embarked on this but I believe it to be true.

Many, many thanks to all."

Alison, Online Fast Track CELTA, May 2020

Online CELTA courses

Online Flexi CELTA

The Online Flexi CELTA course is a flexible option to get your teacher training qualification over 13 weeks making it perfect to fit around your lifestyle.

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Face-to-Face CELTA courses

Fast Track CELTA

The CELTA course gives students the tools to begin their TEFL career, combining theoretical and practical teaching experience.

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The perfect way to combine your journey into teaching around your life. Study over a longer period and gain your CELTA qualification.

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Why Choose CELTA?

> The CELTA is the most widely recognised TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) qualification in the world.

> The CELTA is the teaching qualification asked for by 9 out of 10 English language teacher employers in the UK and 7 out of 10 worldwide (source: Cambridge English)

> The CELTA is awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge, and is the most highly regarded English language teaching qualification available.

> The CELTA doesn’t expire so you will be a qualified English language teacher for life.

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BSC has trained thousands of teachers over the last 20 years. 

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Our teacher training graduates have been employed in over 50 countries worldwide.

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Student Outcomes

"The CELTA is so much more than I thought it would be and I would go so far as to say it has changed my life.  Bold words and I didn’t expect to say that when I embarked on this but I believe it to be true. Many many thanks to all and especially Brian, Steve and Magda, and also Rika who looked after my initial application."

Alison Clare, Online Fast Track CELTA student

Student Outcomes

"The consistency, professionalism and availability of my tutors have enabled me to complete this course. They found a way to challenge me and encourage me in the right ratio. Those tutors have been, for me, the best thing about this course. They have demonstrated the qualities that we need to adopt in our own work."

Andrew Shane, Online Fast Track CELTA student

Student Outcomes

"I think the enjoyable nature of it came from the dedication and hard work of the tutors. They provided a relaxing environment and were always on hand to help us whenever we had any issues. The knowledge of the tutors was extraordinary, and I can safely say that I’ve learned far more in these 4 weeks than I did in my entire 4-year university experience."

Ilya Vaiman, Online Fast Track CELTA student

Student Outcomes

"The whole CELTA journey was excellent as a whole. The pre-course information was detailed and clear. More importantly, the teaching practice really helped me to improve my teaching skills a lot. They gave me a lot of useful suggestions by observing my teaching practices, and the input sessions were also very helpful and interesting."

Tianjiao Linghu, Online Fast Track CELTA student

Student Outcomes

"I am really glad I decided to take part in this course. I learned a lot and I feel like I made great progress in my teaching career in every short space of time.  The input sessions were interesting, and I was able to take on board everything I learned and put this into my classes. Moving from the face to face course to a fully online course went surprisingly smooth. Teaching on Zoom actually gave me a lot of opportunities to experiment with software and materials."

Matthew Eckersley, Online Fast Track CELTA graduate

Student Outcomes

"The course has exceeded all my expectations. The input sessions have been incredible, a massive learning experience. The challenge has been superb. I will absolutely recommend this training to anyone thinking about developing themselves."

Robin Thompson, Online Fast Track CELTA student

CELTA Course Locations

CELTA courses York with BSC


You can choose to take your CELTA online with either the Online Fast Track or Online Flexi options. All online courses are delivered by the same experienced trainers as face-to-face courses.


Based in the heart of York, our York training centre is known for its historic location and excellent training reputation.


Our new London Teacher Training centre stands out for its excellent central London location and experienced training staff.


One of the longest standing EFL training centres in Manchester, our Manchester teacher trainers bring with them a wealth of experience delivering teacher training courses.

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Working in Partnership

CELTA is being delivered in partnership with CES Leeds who are an authorised Cambridge CELTA Centre (Centre Number 00389).