BSC Edinburgh offers fun, friendly, innovative training courses which have exploded in popularity over the last two years. As well as the usual group classes, our CELTA includes a unique one-to-one teaching module, with opportunities for assessed and unassessed one-to-one teaching. Trainees learn to make effective use of the latest teaching technology, both in and out of the classroom. Almost all our trainees achieve a Pass grade or better, and we provide careers guidance and support for job applications, during and after the course. Most of all, we take pride in the relaxed and supportive atmosphere of all our courses.
BSC Edinburgh boasts one of the best-equipped and most beautiful CELTA training suites in the UK, with spectacular views of Edinburgh castle, a flourishing indoor garden, a lounge and kitchen area, a specialist library with dedicated printing and copying facilities, a study area with computers, and separate classrooms for teaching practice. Trainers are always on hand in the training suite, ably assisted by our mascot, Theodore the pig.
The school is located on George Street, in the heart of the city centre, within five minutes' walk of Waverley Station and bus connections to all areas of the city. It's a short walk to the city's many famous parks, hills, and open spaces, including Princes Street Gardens, the Botanic Gardens, Calton Hill, Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat.
Meet Our Trainers +
Meet Our Teacher Trainers
Rob, Senior Teacher Trainer
How long have you worked at British Study Centres London? I've been here since 2015, which is when we started running CELTA courses more frequently.
Have you lived abroad? After my own CELTA back in '98, I cycled to India before I started teaching. Since then I've travelled all over Europe, but taught mainly in Germany and Belgium.
What are your interests? I dabble in podcasting and voice acting, and enjoy watching other people work hard.
When did you finish your Delta? Back in 2010. I started teacher training within a year it was my dream job for ages before that.
What did you study at university? I was a shocking dilettante in those days I did a bit of Drama school, a bit of Computer Science and a bit of Theology, but never finished anything.
How long have you been an EFL teacher? I did my CELTA in 1998, but started teaching in 2001. Don't even ask me how many years that is.
Which age groups have you taught? All of them but I like children best when they're somebody else's problem.
What is your special area of interest as a teacher? CELTA is so short, such a whirlwind experience, I'm constantly searching for ways to make the key ideas easier to understand and remember quickly.
What achievement are you most proud of as a teacher? I'm proud to be a teacher trainer it's the best job in the world. Every time someone finishes one of our courses and goes on to become a fantastic teacher, that's a huge achievement by them, that I'm enormously proud to bear witness to.
Julie, Teacher Trainer
How long have you worked at British Study Centres London? I've been here since April 2017, which is also when I moved to Edinburgh.
Have you lived abroad? My father is a road trip enthusiast so he has patiently got us lost – my mother and I – all over Europe. Before my big move to Scotland, I lived, taught and trained for two years in Turkey.
What are your interests? Reading, writing and drinking Coke.
When did you finish your Delta? I decided fairly early on in my career that I wanted to be a teacher trainer, so I got my Delta in 2013 and started training other people in 2015.
What did you study at university? I've got a BA and an MA in International Relations and Cultural Studies – a line of study which has been immensely, if somewhat surprisingly, helpful in my work.
How long have you been an EFL teacher? I remember the date exactly: 15 October 2009 was my first day as an EFL teacher. I've been teaching ever since.
Which age groups have you taught? All of them – but I specialised in teaching small, one-to-one and two-to-one classes in a range of contexts, from business to regular exam and school-leaving prep.
What is your special area of interest as a teacher? Dealing with emergent language – whether to correct, expand, reformulate or re-imagine, I feel at my best and most creative when I help students and teachers tackle language that we can't predetermine.
What achievement are you most proud of as a teacher? I'm proud to have come so far in such a short time. I am a CELTA and Delta trainer, but none of this would mean anything were it not for those amazing and – still totally out of the blue for me – moments when a teacher comes to you and tells you you've inspired them to do and be better.