The CELTA training center in Torbay is located just 10 minutes walk from the beach. There are clubs, restaurants, go-karting, cinemas and even a waterpark where you can enjoy some of Britain’s best temperatures. The town is nestled between some beautiful English towns and villages: Brixham is the local fishing port, Torquay has a bustling town centre, and Totnes is a very quaint and unique town just 15 minutes away.
If it is nature you love, the area is surrounded by beautiful coastline and only a stone’s throw away from Dartmoor, one of the most stunning national parks in the country. If you’re interested in urban life, the neighbouring cities of Exeter and Plymouth aren’t far away. Within easy reach you can also access Bath, one of Britain’s most unique and historic towns.
Torbay is a great transport hub where you can catch trains and coaches to the rest of the country. Popular destinations include Bristol, London and the north of England.
The Torbay training center is a large language learning and teacher training centre with up-to-date facilities, including free Wi-Fi, on site café, computer access, bookshop, library, garden, lounge area and a self-study area. We also have wheelchair access if required.
We have been running Cambridge CELTA courses successfully for over 20 years. It is one of the most prestigious and widely recognised initial teacher training courses in the world.
Our school is a brilliant place to take a CELTA course for the following reasons:
- Exceptional pass rate
- Stable, experienced and consistent team of trainers
- Choice of 4 and 5 week intensive courses
- Optional language awareness course preceding every course
- Opportunity to gain further experience by teaching at our school if you are successful at the interview
- Opportunity for further development after the CELTA and 1 year’s teaching experience by following our DELTA course
We have a range of accommodation options to suit different people and different budgets. Prices start from around £80 per week. The school has its own residences for students. We also have homestays within easy reach of the school. There are plenty of guest houses and hotels near the school and also self-catering accommodation available. Please ask us for more information to help you find somewhere suitable to stay. We can also organise a package for you to include trips, transfers, accommodation and meals.
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Torbay and therefore
there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course
should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course
at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
to be paid in advance
to be paid four weeks before the start of the course
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
(to be paid on arrival)
What is CELTA
Our most popular teacher training course is the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) which is recognised all over the world. Thousands of people internationally choose CELTA each year to open up a whole world of exciting English language teaching opportunities. It can provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on practice to follow a rewarding career in teaching anywhere in the world. At the Torbay training center we will give you the support and guidance you need to help you to achieve this.
Does the CELTA certificate expire
No, it is valid for life.
Why take a CELTA course
As well as helping you to gain the skills and knowledge you will need as a TEFL teacher, there are other benefits; the CELTA certificate is one of the few qualifications that is recognised worldwide. It is accepted by all British Council and English UK recognised language schools in the UK and by most reputable organizations which employ English language teachers throughout the world, as well as by the voluntary sector (e.g. VSO). It is also a qualification accredited at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It is also suitable for teachers who need an internationally recognised qualification.
Who can take the CELTA course
CELTA is designed for people with little or no previous teaching experience. It provides you with the basic skills, knowledge and techniques that you need to start teaching English, and aims to improve your confidence in the classroom.
The CELTA course is perfect for people who are looking for a career change, who want to live and work in fascinating places around the world or who just want to teach whilst taking a gap year. CELTA can give you the training you need to adjust to a dynamic new profession.
However if you do have experience, the course will give you new teaching methodologies and techniques. For teachers without a formal qualification, it means the opportunity to further develop your teaching skills and help you secure a better teaching position.
What are the entry requirements
∙ You must be at least 18 years old
∙ You should have the minimum level of education required for entry into higher education (e.g. 2 A levels in the UK)
∙ If English is not your first language, you need to have a minimum language level equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework (e.g. IELTS 8, CPE C or CAE A)
No previous teaching experience is needed, but you must have the potential to become an effective teacher and to complete assignments and assessments successfully. When we receive your application, we will invite you for an interview, preferably face to face. This will give you an opportunity to meet us and to see the school. It also gives us a good idea whether the fairly rigorous and demanding course is for you. To help us in assessing your potential and your language awareness, we will ask you to do a pre-interview task before you arrive and two short writing tasks on the day of the interview. In certain circumstances, we may be able to offer a Skype interview.
What does the CELTA course cover
The CELTA course covers the principles of effective teaching and provides you with a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners and hands-on teaching practice.
The course will help you to develop:
∙ knowledge of the English language – grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
∙ awareness of the learners – their needs and motivation
∙ practical ability in developing the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing
∙ familiarity with materials
∙ classroom management and lesson planning skills
∙ techniques and procedures in presentation and practice of new language
How will I be assessed
Assessment is continuous, based on six hours of teaching practice and four written assignments. You need to pass both elements to be awarded the CELTA Certificate. There is no final exam.
What does the timetable look like
∙ 50 hours of input sessions on all basic aspects of planning and teaching
∙ 6 hours of teaching practice for each trainee with students of different nationalities and at two different language levels
∙ Daily detailed feedback and discussion sessions with tutors where you will receive plenty of help with your planning
∙ 6 hours of observation of qualified and experienced teachers
∙ Individual tutorials to ensure you are getting the most from the course
How long and how much is the full- time intensive CELTA course
Course length: 4 to 5 weeks (120 hours)
Hours: Monday to Friday approximately 08:45 – 17:00
Optional: Language Awareness Course - £90. This is an eight-hour course (over 4 days) which runs in the week before the 4 week CELTA course and the first week of the 5 week CELTA course.