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Get qualified for an exciting
career teaching English abroad with 100% online CELTA

Online full-time and part-time CELTA on Zoom

You could be taking the first steps to an exciting new career as an English teacher abroad from the comfort of home. An online CELTA course will prepare you for a professional career teaching English, whether in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East or in Europe. After a four-week course, you could be living a completely different life abroad, supporting yourself with a new career. 

Studying Online
  • CELTA is the gold standard of English teaching qualifications, and is accredited by Cambridge.

  • It is the most recognised English teaching qualification in the world. Research by Cambridge Assessment shows that three out of four international English teaching jobs advertised require a CELTA qualification. 

  • CELTA is practical course, with a focus on real teaching practice with real students, equipping you with the practical skills you'll need to teach English abroad.

  • You can qualify quickly - a full-time course takes just four weeks and a part-time one takes twelve weeks.

  • You can feel confident walking into a classroom because of the practical teaching experience you get during the course.

  • You will benefit from the support we provide after the course in finding a job and moving overseas.

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Full-time and Part-time Online CELTA courses are equivalent to face-to-face CELTA courses and offer exactly the same certification as the classroom-based course. Online courses are suitable for those who wish to teach online, or for those who are unable to come in to study at one of our face-to-face venues, but who are comfortable working online. They are the ideal preparation for a career in teaching English online, a rapidly growing part of our profession.

"It was great. Supportive tutors. Very well organised. Highly recommended."


"A great experience. Inspirational and devoted tutors."


"The course is engaging and useful. I'm seeing really positive changes in my teaching."


Dates and fees

online courses

4 weeks

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (UK time) OR 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm (UK time)

£1350 (early bird price £1250*)

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  • 15 Jun – 10 Jul 2024 Sat-Weds 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

  • 1 Jul - 26 Jul 2024 Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • 5 Aug - 30 Aug 2024 Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • 2 Sep - 27 Sep 2024 Mon - Fri 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm

  • 25 Nov - 20 Dec 2024 Mon - Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

*The early bird price applies to candidates who pay in full 21 days before the course begins

online courses

13 weeks

Online input in your own time each week (approx. 6 hours) AND

Live sessions on Zoom once a week, timing depending on the day - see below

£1350 (early bird price £1250*)


  • 12 Jun - 4 Sept 2024 (Wednesdays, 5:30 - 10:30 pm UK time)

  • 7 Jul - 29 Sept 2024 (Sundays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, UK time)

  • 12 Aug - 4 Nov 2024 (Mondays, 5:30 - 10:30 pm UK time)

  • 7 Sept - 30 Nov 2024 (Saturdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UK time)

  • 2 Oct - 18 Dec 2024  (Wednesdays, 5:30 - 10:30 pm UK time)

  • 17 Nov 2024 - 23 Feb 2025 (Sundays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, UK time)

*The early bird price applies to candidates who pay in full 21 days before the course begins

Is CELTA for me?

CELTA is for you if you love discovering new cultures, languages and places and you feel like life should offer more than just a predictable 9-5 job in a sleepy office. You're the kind of person who aspires to an exciting career.  You want to have authentic experiences meeting new people in interesting places, while supporting yourself with a sustainable career.

A typical day on a full-time online CELTA

9:00 am - 11:00 am - Teaching Practice

11:15 am - 12:00 noon - Feedback on Teaching Practice

12:00 noon - 12:45 pm - Assisted Lesson Planning (planning for the following day's teaching)

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm - Input session 1 (learning about teaching theories and techniques)

3:40 pm - 5:00 pm - Input session 2 (learning about teaching theories and techniques)

Coursework - background reading, assignment writing, lesson planning - in your own time

A typical week on a part-time online CELTA

In your own time:

3 units of guided e-learning on the Cambridge Moodle platform (2-3 hours per unit)

Coursework - background reading, assignment writing, lesson planning

Live on Zoom: (NOTE - the example here is for Monday evenings, but we also offer the course on Wednesday evenings or on Saturday or Sunday mornings - our online part-time courses have ONE day of Zoom meetings per week)

Monday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Teaching Practice

Monday 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm Feedback on Teaching Practice

Monday 9:45 pm - 10:30 pm Assisted Lesson Planning (planning for the following week's teaching)

  • How long does CELTA take?
    We run full-time CELTA courses over 4 weeks. These courses run Monday to Friday and are usually 35 hours per week. Full-time courses can be taken online or face-to-face. We also run part-time face-to-face courses that run for 10 hours a week over 12 weeks. There are also part-time online CELTA courses which last 13 weeks. These courses include more self-study hours than other CELTA course types. You’ll be required to be online 1 day per week for 5 hours.
  • How much does CELTA cost?
    At DC Teacher Training an online CELTA course costs £1350 and a face-to-face CELTA costs £1450. We also offer and Early Bird discount of £100 for candidates who pay for their course in full 3 weeks before the course start date, meaning online courses could cost as little as £1250 and face-to-face courses £1350.
  • What is the difference between CELTA and TEFL?
    TEFL literally means Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is an umbrella term for any course that focuses on teaching English abroad. CELTA is one of many different TEFL courses available on the market. What sets CELTA apart form the other courses is the accreditation from Cambridge University which is often seen by employers are superior to generic TEFL courses. All CELTA courses include 6 hours’ worth of teaching practice sessions with real students, that is assessed by experienced and accredited course tutors, while most generic TEFL courses don’t have any teaching practice at all.
  • Does it matter where I get my CELTA?
    It’s important that the centre you decide to take your CELTA course with is an approved Cambridge provider. Cambridge list all of their approved centres on their website. All approved CELTA centres will follow a standardised syllabus approved by Cambridge University and you’ll be taught by trainers who are all accredited by Cambridge. DC Teacher Training’s CELTA courses are delivered by very experienced trainers who all consistently get good feedback from trainees at the end of their courses.
  • How long is CELTA valid?
    A CELTA is a lifelong certificate. Once you pass a CELTA course, you do not need to take any refresher courses – you are a qualified English teacher for life.
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