Trainees are continuously assessed throughout the course. There are two components, Component One: Planning and teaching and Component Two: Classroom-related written assignments.
CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and who have met the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments.
CELTA is internally assessed and externally moderated by a Cambridge ESOL approved assessor, who samples portfolios and teaching practice and ensures the centre is meeting Cambridge requirements.
At the end of the course successful candidates receive the Cambridge Certificate and a Progress Report.
By the end of the course candidates should be able to:
- Assess learner needs, and plan and teach lessons which take account of learners’ backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs
- Demonstrate language knowledge and awareness and appropriate teaching strategies
- Demonstrate knowledge about language skills and how they may be acquired
- Plan and prepare lessons designed to develop their learners’ overall language competence
- Demonstrate an appropriate range of teaching skills at this level and show professional awareness and responsibility