Teaching Certificate of Education - CELTA / PTLLSCollege of North West London
Price on request
- Vocational qualification
Frequent Asked Questions
You must be educated to at least university entrance standard, A Level or equivalent, have a high level (at least level 3) of competence in both written and spoken English.
What you'll learn on the course
Course Name:Teaching Certificate of Education - CELTA / PTLLS
Availability:Part Time Day (Starting January: Tuesdays and 2 Monday evenings 9.30 - 5.00)
Part Time Evenings (Starting November: Mondays and Tuesdays and 2 Monday evenings 5.45 - 9.00)
Who is this course for?
The College of North West London is approved by Cambridge ESOL to run the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) and two extra sessions are available to make the qualification equivalent to the PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector for ESOL). CELTA/ PTLLS is accepted internationally by organisations which employ English language teachers and the CELTA/PTLLS certificate will be awarded to those who have attended the course and successfully completed all the practical and written assignments. The course is aimed at those who would like to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages and who are committed to working in Further Education or in language schools in the UK and overseas. It is for those who have little or no experience of teaching ESOL or EFL. It is also suitable for experienced teachers who would like to retrain in this specialised field.
What are the entry requirements?
You must be educated to at least university entrance standard, A Level or equivalent, have a high level (at least level 3) of competence in both written and spoken English. You will then need to attend an interview.
After applying you will have an interview to determine which course is suitable for your needs and abilities.
- Minimum Literacy Level: Level 2
- Minimum Numeracy Level: Level 2
Reading: You can read and summarise information by selecting and using different types of documents to obtain relevant information; skim and scan documents to gain a general idea of content and identify the information you need; recognise the writer's intentions and identify the main points, ideas and lines of reasoning; summarise information to suit your purpose. Writing: You can present relevant information in a format that suits your purpose; structure your writing to help readers follow and understand your main points; spell, punctuate and use grammar accurately; construct complex sentences and make your meaning clear.
Interpret information: You can read and understand tables, charts, graphs and diagrams; read and understand numbers used in different ways; estimate amounts and proportions; make accurate observations and select appropriate methods to get the results you need. Carry out calculations: You can carry out calculations involving two or more steps, with numbers of any size, with and without a calculator; work with and convert between fractions, decimals and percentages; convert measurements between systems (e.g. pounds to kilograms); work out areas and volumes; work out dimensions from scale drawings; use proportions and calculate ratios where appropriate; compare sets of data of an appropriate size and use range to describe the spread within sets of data.
What qualification will I receive?
CELTA / PTLLS. This is an introductory course leading to ESOL Additional Diploma in the Lifelong Learning Sector /DTLLS. ESOL DTLLS is part of the Certificate in Education course validated by the University of Westminster.
Where can it lead?
CELTA / PTLLS trained teachers can teach straight away in language schools in the UK or overseas. For those wishing to teach in Further Education colleges in the UK, CELTA / PTLLS will enable trainee teachers to gain APCL( Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning) towards Year 1 of the Certificate in Education. Completion of the 2 year Certificate in Education programme leads to qualified teacher status in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
What will I study?
The course meets the LLUK standards and covers the subject specifications for teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages. Lectures and workshops cover: role and responsibilities of teacher in the Lifelong Learning Sector, language analysis including grammar and phonology, classroom teaching methodology, techniques for the development of the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, use of audio visual aids and information learning technology, course planning and assessment and developing professionalism.
* Classroom observations.
You will be time-tabled to observe at least 6 hours of ESOL classes taught by experienced teachers at different levels
* Lesson planning and teaching groups of ESOL students; practice in teaching at different levels
* Feedback and evaluation of taught lessons. You will evaluate your own performance, that of other trainees and teachers and receive feedback on your own classroom performance
* Keeping a teaching practice log on your teaching.
How will I be taught?
A variety of teaching approaches is used: lectures, seminars, workshops, discussion, pair and group work, video and computers. Practical teaching and classroom observations of experienced ESOL and EFL teachers. At least 10 hours per week of self study is expected for reading and assignments.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is on a continuous basis in the following areas:
Teaching groups of ESOL students at two different levels, ability to plan lessons, schemes of work and reflection on and evaluation of your own teaching. You are also assessed on written assignments focusing on language awareness, the learner, skills development and the classroom.
What support is available while I am on the course?
All students will have a personal tutor who will offer advice and support throughout the course. There will be individual tutorials. The college offers a comprehensive range of student services including advice and guidance.
What will it cost?
Full Time Overseas FeesUp to £960*
UK Home FeesUp to £960*
Age under 19 on 31st August of the year you start your course? Study forFREE.
On income-based benefit? You could study for only £30.
Cost & Availability - Please be aware that certain courses are not subject to concessions.