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Is CELTA worth it?


"Is CELTA worth it?" is a question we often get asked by potential candidates thinking about enrolling on a CELTA programme and the answer is most certainly yes!

CELTA is the most highly regarded English language teaching qualification available and is recognised by employers around the world.

If you are looking to start a new career and wondering whether the CELTA course is worth the time and money, rest assured that the CELTA can be very beneficial. With online Fast-Track and Flexi options available you can get qualified in as little as 4 weeks. You will be challenged but the end result is most definitely worth it!

Don't just take our word for it, see what some of our recent trainees have to say about their CELTA experience or contact us to find out more.

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Niall CELTA Case Study

Is CELTA worth it? The Student Perspective

Niall, an online CELTA student based in Edinburgh, spoke to us about his experience on the Online Fast-Track CELTA course.

Why did you choose to do the CELTA with BSC?
I chose BSC because of its international standing and long history of teaching. As an establishment approaching its hundred-year anniversary, it struck me as a school with a well-honed and rigorous approach. This, combined with the exceptional level of experience across its staff and its numerous accreditations, made it a no-brainer for me!

How did you find out about our CELTA course?
In online articles and discussions about the best language schools in and around Edinburgh, BSC was consistently mentioned near the top of the list. It was incredibly easy to find and was positioned near the top of search engine results – I’d say it took me less than 5 minutes to discover the website.

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What have you enjoyed about the course?
I’ve loved how the course places me as the learner at the centre. Despite it all happening through a screen, my instructors have made the course extremely interactive, with student involvement and input at all levels. I am also constantly working alongside my classmates – this has all enhanced my learning considerably, and has been crucial in reinforcing the student-centred approach we are taught to take with our own students.

Would you recommend the course?
I would highly recommend the fully-online CELTA course. Whilst the tuition and trainee support are second-to-none, the technology is also seamlessly integrated into the learning process. I was really pleasantly surprised at how well the teaching practice worked – I felt as though I were really in the room with my students, and the additional challenge of managing the online classroom will stand me in good stead going into the ELT job market.

Trainee Testimonials

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"I am amazed at the skills and information you have given us in a short space of time."

"Thank you for an excellent course and for developing my ability to teach. I am amazed at the skills and information you have given us in a short space of time, your patience working online and your skills at keeping us motivated from start to finish."

PJ, UK
CELTA Online Fast Track, May 2020

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"I chose to do the CELTA with BSC because BSC has professional teacher training, reasonable price and dedicated customer care."

"The course and the professional teachers have so far given me lots of knowledge and practices about English language teaching as well as detailed feedback which boosts my confidence and develops my teaching methods at the same time.

I would like to recommend BSC if you want to enhance your teaching practice and work with talented and amazing trainers."

Minh Thu Truc Nguyen, Vietnam
CELTA Online Fast Track, May 2020

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"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, UK
CELTA Online Fast Track, May 2020

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"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, UK
CELTA Online Fast Track, May 2020

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"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, China
CELTA Online Fast Track, May 2020

"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, Fast Track Online CELTA
May 2020

"I have learned to teach and to learn online which were completely new experiences to me.

I was quite sceptical about the extent to which distance learning / teaching can help to create a sense of cohort and community, I now know that it is possible. I now feel ready to teach. Thank you."

Barbara Fast Track Online CELTA
August 2020

"The course has exceeded all my expectations. The input sessions have been incredible – a massive learning experience.

The organisation is superb. The challenge has been superb. I will absolutely recommend this training to anyone thinking about developing themselves."

Robin, Fast Track Online CELTA
May 2020

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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).