Unable to commit to a full-time course? Take your CELTA course online over 14 weeks.
If you are looking for a flexible way to gain your CELTA qualification, you could consider our part-time online CELTA course and study over 14 weeks. If you can dedicate 15–20 hours per week and you would like to gain the most-recognised TEFL certification worldwide, this course is for you.
Whether you are working full time, have a family at home or simply have other commitments, we have a schedule to suit you and your time zone. We offer a variety of part-time options. You can choose between doing your teaching practice on Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, Fridays only, Saturdays only, or Sundays only.
All elements of the online CELTA course will be provided remotely. You will receive training via the Cambridge learning platform and deliver your classes via Zoom. The qualification itself has exactly the same depth of study and recognition as our full-time and face-to-face options.
Find out why we have an average recommendation rating of 9.4 and join our community of over 1000 online CELTA graduates now working worldwide by taking this course with us.
The Cambridge CELTA is one of only two TEFL qualifications that are listed by the British Council as an acceptable teaching qualification that meets their standards and requirements. Around 75% of employers request the Cambridge CELTA certification. So, being a qualified CELTA teacher immediately puts you at an advantage to many other teachers worldwide.
If you would like to teach English abroad, this is possibly the best way you can start. We have been training teachers since 1998 and we are ready to help you gain your internationally recognised TEFL certification too.
Whether you are working full time, have a family at home or just have other commitments, this flexible study option could be for you. The part-time online CELTA course is delivered via the Cambridge learning platform, and you will work through the content week-by-week. You will receive a total of 90 hours of contact time with your tutor, completing your teaching practice or observing other teachers. The rest of the time, you will be able to work through the content on the platform or self-study.
On Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, Fridays only, Saturdays only, or Sundays only (depending on the schedule you have chosen), you will attend live lessons, complete your teaching practice and observe other teachers. Trainees are required to attend all timetabled sessions, every week, for the full 14 weeks.
Input is flexible and you will be able to access the online content on a day and time which suits you. You can expect to spend around 10–15 hours each week reading content, watching videos, participating in the forum, and completing assignments. Each week you will complete different modules including (but not limited to): lesson planning, classroom management, checking understanding, pronunciation, and error correction.
In total, you will need to dedicate around 15–20 hours per week, including the teaching practice. We do not record and share any sessions externally or with other trainees (unless prior permission has been granted) meaning your privacy is guaranteed.
At the start of the part-time online CELTA course, you will be divided into small teaching practice groups (4–6 trainees) and assigned an experienced tutor to guide you during your teaching practice. You will receive one-to-one support planning your classes, and your tutor will observe you and give you feedback on the classes you teach. You will also have the opportunity to observe your peers and give them feedback on their classes. You will teach 6 hours in total to groups of between 6 and 12 students from all over the world. Our CELTA trainees find the teaching practice challenging and also very rewarding.
All classes will be delivered via our online platform, Zoom, and you will teach a minimum of two levels. We also provide one dedicated input session on teaching in “real” classrooms and three video observations of these types of classes as part of your training. This means that by the end of the course you will be prepared for teaching both online and face to face classes. Find out more in our our article about how the teaching practice works on our 100% online CELTA course.
During your chosen teaching practice schedule, you will complete your online teaching practice with real adult students. You will either be teaching on this day or observing a peer.
The schedule will vary depending on the day(s) of your course and the timetable you choose:
|Early Option (10:15–14:00 Spain time)||Late Option (17:15–21:00 Spain time)|
|Live Lesson (Monday and Tuesday only)||17:15–18:15||Live Lesson (Monday and Tuesday only)|
|Lesson Planning||18:30–19:00||Lesson Planning|
|Teaching Practice||19:00–20:30||Teaching Practice|
|Early Option (10:00–17:00 Spain time)||Late Option (16:00–23:00 Spain time)|
It is not necessary to have a university degree, to be a native speaker of English, to speak a foreign language, or to have any previous teaching experience. To be considered for the part-time online CELTA course, you will need to:
While we do not require any certificates, we have included a table below showing what score would be required to achieve a C1.2 level of English on different exams:
Cambridge C1 Advanced
Cambridge C2 Proficiency
Grade A or B and no less than 180 in any paper
Grade A, B or C and no less than 180 in any paper
Overall band score 7.5 and no less than 7.0 in any skill
Overall score 105 and no less than 25 in any skill
Your English level will be assessed throughout the application process.
Some prior knowledge of English grammar is beneficial and will increase your chances of being accepted onto the course and passing your assessments.
We will provide you with a free 20-hour pre-course task which will help you familiarise yourself with English grammar and get prepared for the course.
During the part-time online CELTA course, you will also learn more about English grammar. We believe in learning through involvement and in your grammar and language awareness sessions you will mostly experience a workshop approach, where your tutor acts as a “facilitator/animator” rather than as a lecturer.
First, complete the application form. We will check your application and get in touch within one working day to send you a pre-interview task (grammar and language awareness).
Once you have completed the pre-interview task, you will be able to select the day and time of your online interview.
During the online interview, we will ask you about the pre-interview task, your background and reasons for wanting to take the course. We will make sure that the course is a good fit for you and vice versa.
If accepted, you will receive a full place offer and information about how to secure your place on the course via email.
No. The official CELTA certificate does not mention the modality of your course.
Graduates of our CELTA courses typically go on to work in private language schools or private private tuition. You will be able to teach adult or young learner students online or around the world. One of the great things about the CELTA qualification is that once you have it, you can work anywhere (visa permitting). The qualification does not expire, it is for life.
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The CELTA course also takes into consideration various aspects of professionalism and professional development.
Responsible and professional attitude to learning
Responsible and professional attitude to planning and teaching of your lessons
Punctuality and organisation
Willingness to respond to feedback and adjust your own teaching appropriately
Overall progress and professionalism in the field
The two types of assessment are:
1. Teaching practice
You will teach online for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.
2. Written assignments
You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:
Our team of trainers are experts in their field and qualified to a minimum of DELTA / DipTESOL level, which means they are qualified to train teachers of English. They offer support every step of the way throughout your course and are very active in the TEFL industry.
Below you can find the available dates for the online part-time CELTA course.
Each course has two different timetables to choose from.
Courses starting on or before 31st July 2022
€400 deposit to reserve your place + €1100 to be paid before the course begins.
Courses starting on or after 1st August 2022
€425 deposit to reserve your place + €1200 to be paid before the course begins.
Courses starting on or before 31st July 2022
€400 deposit to reserve your place + 3 instalments of €400.
Courses starting on or after 1st August 2022
€425 deposit to reserve your place + 3 instalments of €425.
Deposit Paid (€400/425**) by
1st Instalment (€400/425**) by
2nd Instalment (€400/425**) by
3rd Instalment (€400/425**) by
*Deadline for payment is 12:00 noon Spain time.
**For courses starting on or after 1st August, the amount per instalment will increase from €400 to €425.
Our dedicated Careers Advisor works closely with our trainees before, during and after the course to ensure that you have a great chance of finding a good position teaching English anywhere in the world. This includes an online group session to answer any of your questions.
Meet Rubens, one of our expert CELTA tutors, as he answers some of the most common questions about the online CELTA course. Find out why this course is a great step in your career as an English teacher.