• Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (Level 5)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (Level 5)

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Campus: Weybridge,

Course Content

The course has been devised according to the syllabus laid down by Cambridge English.  The course covers teaching methodology, language analysis and issues relating to pronunciation, giving trainees a theoretical background as well as practical experience in the classroom.

It will enable qualifying trainees to work in ESOL & EFL in both Further Education (FE) and the private language sector. It now also provides credit points and hours for the DTEELLS programme leading to full FE qualified teacher status.

The students that you teach come from many different countries and many different walks of life and attend voluntarily. They are aware of the fact that you are studying towards a pre-service qualification, and are usually keen to get to know you both in your role as teachers and outside the classroom too.

All tutors undergo rigorous training and are approved by Cambridge ESOL. All aspects of the course are delivered and assessed only by approved trainers. Brooklands has been an approved CELTA centre for over 20 years and has a tradition of providing high quality training with dedicated and professional staff.


The course is offered on a part-time attending basis during the day. Both teaching practice and observations are included in the programme. The course lasts 13 weeks.

Entry Requirements

You should be a least 20 years old and have a good standard of education: 2 A levels and 3 GCSEs (O Levels). Applicants who are 18/19 may be accepted onto the course at the course tutor’s discretion. 

You need a standard of English, both written and spoken, equivalent to that of an educated native speaker.

We have a rigorous interviewing procedure in which ALL candidates have to complete a language awareness task and attend an interview.  Acceptance on to a course is NOT automatic.


The course is assessed through assignments and observations of teaching. You will be informed of your provisional grade in the week following the end of the course. All courses are moderated by an external assessor.


Additional Expenses

All students will be subject to a £20 registration fee per academic year.
Each student will receive a print allowance at the start of their course, should they require additional printing beyond this limit, they will be charged.

You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan


This is a pre-service qualification and on completion, candidates can teach in private schools and the lifelong learning sector. This qualification also leads onto the DTE(E)LLS course.
Please note: PTLLS is no longer part of the CELTA course.

Course Information

*Information subject to change, please call our Admissions Team to confirm.

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Useful Information

Enrolling for a course at Brooklands College
Brooklands College Student Agreement
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If you’re worried about the cost of studying you may be eligible for a grant or a bursary:
College Bursary Information (PDF)
Walton Charity Individual Grants Information (PDF)

Some of our courses get booked up quickly so why not enrol now? Once you have chosen the course, check to see if it is Advice Track or Fast Track.

Advice Track

Those courses indicated as Advice Track may require previous qualifications or experience and we may need to ensure that this is the right course for you. On receipt of your enrolment form, we will contact you to discuss your needs. This may be by telephone or in person with the course tutor. Once you are happy that this is the right course for you, we will process your payment and the enrolment will be completed.

Fast Track

If the course that you are interested in does not require any previous qualifications or experience and you need no further advice, you can enrol in the following ways:

By Post

You can request an enrolment form by post or email (info@brooklands.ac.uk). Once completed please return your form and payment to one of the following:


Brooklands College
Weybridge Campus
Heath Road, Weybridge,
Surrey KT13 8TT

Brooklands College
Ashford Campus
Church Road, Ashford,
Middlesex TW15 2XD

Please make sure that you state the name and code of the course when returning your application form. You will be required to come along to the relevant campus to pay for your course or provide evidence for fee remissions (where applicable, this does not apply to all courses). You will also be required to bring along evidence to prove your identity (driving licence, birth certificate or passport).

In Person

At the Admissions Office at Brooklands College.

Monday to Thursday:
09:00 - 17:00 (Weybridge & Ashford)
9:00 – 16:30 (Weybridge & Ashford)

Or at one of our Advice & Enrolment Sessions

By Phone

01932 797 797

Once we have received your application, we will confirm your enrolment and the start date of your course. Please note that places cannot be reserved by Fast Track without pre-payment and post-dated cheques are not acceptable.