students studying Cambridge CELTA at St Giles
Courses June 28, 2023 by St Giles

Is a CELTA qualification right for me? How will I benefit from it?

Choosing the path to start a career as a teacher of English as a second language is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling paths we can think of. Whether it’s a career change or you are simply interested in the opportunity to teach and work in another country, you may ask the question “Is a CELTA qualification right for me?”

The Cambridge CELTA qualification can help you unlock f opportunities globally.  

Is CELTA Right for You? What are the Benefits? 

Pursue an English Teaching Career

Ideal for individuals genuinely interested in teaching English as a second language, it’ll equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to create engaging and effective lessons. Gaining a CELTA certification grants you a path to a fulfilling career as an English teacher.  

For those considering a career change, CELTA can easily become a stepping stone to your new career as an English teacher. With practical training and support provided throughout the course, you will gain the confidence and competence to be an English teacher. The course covers teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and classroom management to help you progress to your new career smoothly.

Expand Your Skill Set 

Whether you are an experienced teacher or simply interested in a career as a teacher, a CELTA qualification will help you expand your skill set, delving into various teaching techniques, language analysis, and lesson delivery methods. These skills are invaluable and will enhance your teaching abilities and broaden your horizons in education.  

Global Opportunities to Teach English 

A CELTA will increase your job opportunities globally. With this qualification, you will find employment more easily, allowing you to experience different cultures and explore new destinations while sharing your passion for teaching English.  

Globally Respected Qualification 

Many educational institutions globally acknowledge the Cambridge CELTA as one of the most respected Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) qualifications. By successfully completing CELTA, you will earn a respected qualification that demonstrates your expertise and dedication as an English teacher.  

Command a Higher Salary  

A CELTA qualification will impact your salary. Schools and other educational institutions value CELTA-qualified teachers and will offer higher salaries to attract them. The comprehensive training and practical experience gained through lessons in the CELTA course will give you a competitive edge and confidence to negotiate better compensation packages.  

Fresh Approach to Teaching English 

CELTA will empower you to take a fresh approach to both learning and teaching English. You will be encouraged to plan lessons creatively and learn effective classroom management techniques. 

CELTA at St Giles International 

Our Brighton and London schools will help you complete the Cambridge CELTA course in just four weeks.  

“I had a very valuable experience during my time at St Giles. I was able to learn so much in a short space of time; it has been very useful since I have started teaching. Some of these things I don’t think you would learn if you done a standard TEFL course or an online course.”  

– Paris Tume, St Giles London Central Graduate 

Learn more through our CELTA Graduate Stories.  

Entry Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old.  
  • No previous teaching experience or knowledge is required, but candidates will be expected to have a university degree or a standard of education equivalent to what is required to enter a university. 
  • Non-first language speakers of English are welcome if they have a high level of competence in English: at least C1 on the CEFR and, preferably, C2. Good language awareness is also essential. 
  • You will be asked to complete a pre-interview task to test your awareness of the English language. Successful completion of this task will grant you an interview where your suitability for the course will be assessed.