Online CELTA and Low Cost English Classes

Online CELTA Training

Fully online CELTA courses are offered in our Centre.  To learn more about Celta, both from a tutor and a trainee's perspective, read our blog

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 per week (the full course has 30 units).  On the semi-intensive course, you will need to complete a minimum of 4 units per week. Each week there is a scheduled online discussion time with your online course tutor (OCT).

Each afternoon there are two 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 in 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 a 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 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 the 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 CELTA On Campus page.

Please download the new form for 2021: Celta Application Form 2021

How To Apply - Online CELTA

CELTA Online courses during Summer:

Course 1. From 27 May to 29 June (Finished)

Course 2. From 29 June to 30 July (Finished)

Please complete this registration form

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.  Courses 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.

Course dates for 2021


 2021    Dates       

No. of Weeks  Format Availability  

Fully Online



26 January to

01 April  

10 weeks 

Tuesday & Thursday 

13:30 - 17:30




Fully Online



27 May to

29 June 

5 weeks

Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday & Friday

13:30 - 17:30


Fully Online




29 June to 

30 July   

5 weeks 

Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday & Friday

13:30 - 17:30


Fully Online



05 October to

09 December 

10 weeks 

Tuesday & Thursday 

09:00 - 13:00


How to apply for Low-Cost English Lessons

For English language students

The next course will run over 10 weeks from Tuesday 05 October 2021 to Thursday 09 December from 14:00 to 16:00 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 the English language.

  • You will receive 36-40 hours of classes for a low fee of €30.
  • 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 14:00 to 16:00 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 a description of your English language level.
  • You will need a computer/tablet/phone with a camera and microphone that has a strong and stable connection to the Internet and a quiet place to attend the lessons.

To Apply for Low-Cost English Lessons & Payment

Download the Autumn Celta low-cost reg form and email it to 

Use also this email for any enquiries about these courses.

In this form, there is a section for a short written test and a link to a short grammar and vocabulary test.  You will need to complete both.

Payment options: Via UCC Shop: 

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