Online CELTA

Online CELTA Training

Fully online CELTA courses are offered in our Centre. The next course runs over ten weeks from 7 January to 18 March 2021 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13.30 to 17.30(Irish time).  To learn more about this course, both from a tutor and a trainee's perspective, read our blog here.

All components of the course will be delivered online and trainees will be given guidance and support on how to employ the technology to good effect in their online teaching practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there differences between the fully online CELTA course and the classroom-based course?

There are of course some differences. The input sessions are taken independently by the trainee online, with a minimum of three units (the full course has 30 units) per week. On the semi-intensive course, you will need to complete a minimum of 4 units per week. There is then each week scheduled online discussion time with your online course tutor (OCT).

Each afternoon there are 2 hours of teaching practice online. This will be divided so that trainee teachers give 40 or 60 minutes of teaching. Your tutors will give guidance and support on your teaching practice and you will also be guided on how to employ the technology to good effect. Feedback to the lessons and the assisted lesson planning will also be delivered fully online. 

In terms of technology what do you need to participate on this course?

You do need to be computer literate and have access to reliable Wi-Fi and a desktop computer/laptop/tablet that has a camera and microphone.  It is also required that you have a quiet place where you will not be interrupted to use these when you are teaching online or following the course input sessions.

Will this qualification only allow me to teach English online?

No. This course will equip you and train you with the skills and techniques to become a qualified English language teacher for both classroom-based and online teaching.

Is the qualification different from a classroom-based CELTA?

No. The qualification awarded for this fully online CELTA course by Cambridge is the same.

Do you still need to do an interview for the course?

Yes, but now the interview will also be fully online. This will give you a taste of what the course will be like.

Is there support in finding teaching jobs after the course?

Yes. We have a wide network of associates that regularly recruit our CELTA graduates.

What is the cost of the course?

The online CELTA course fee is €1,795.  There is a €50 charge payable prior to interview.  Once an offer of a place is made you will be required to pay a deposit of €500 to secure your place, with the remaining course fee to be paid at least four weeks before the course commences.


For more details about the CELTA teacher training course, please visit our page here.

Please download CELTA online application form

How To Apply - Online CELTA

CELTA Online course  7 January to 18 March 2021

  • Applications should be forwarded by email only to

 For more specific information you can email us at 

Please note that submitting an application form does not guarantee an interview.  Course will run only if minimum numbers are met to form a class.  If the course does not run a full refund will issue.  Selection is at the discretion of the Course Director.

How to apply - Low Cost English Lessons

For English language students

The next course runs over ten weeks from 7 January to 18 March 2021 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13.30 to 17.30(Irish Time) 

These lessons will be delivered by teachers who are training to become English language teachers on our CELTA course. These classes are supervised by our experienced teachers in our Language Centre and the lessons will help you to make progress in all aspects of English language.
  • You will receive 36 hours of classes for €50.
  • Before coming on to the course we will give you a short test online to establish your level of English and to place you in the correct class.
  • Classes are from 1.30 to 3.30 pm (Irish time) every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • On completion of the course if you have more than 80% attendance you will be given a certificate of attendance and description of your English language leve
  • What you need is a computer/tablet/phone with a camera and microphone that has a strong and stable connection to the Internet and a quiet place to take the classes.


To Apply for Low Cost English Lessions & Payment

Download this registration form Celta Low Cost Classes Registration Form 2020-2021 and email to


Payment options: UCC Shop option (see below). 


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Lárionad Teanga

G 36, O'Rahilly Building,University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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