Open the door to worldwide teaching opportunities with our online CELTA course.

Our unique blended learning course is ideal for those in employment looking to expand their horizons. 

Dates for our next two intakes:

Autumn/Winter 2016/2017

Online start date: 25th September 2016
Teaching practice: 16th to 27th January 2017                  
Finish: 3rd February 2017       

Spring/Summer 2017

Online start date: 13th March 2017
Teaching practice:  5th to 16th June 2017                        
Finish: 23rd June 2017                    

How does it work?

  • 12 weeks of theory study online
  • 2 weeks of on-campus teaching practice 
  • 1 week online 'wrap up' reflecting on everything you've learned

This approach is ideal for those already in employment, as the usual four week teaching element can be accomplished within two weeks thanks to our intensive approach, making it much easier to fit into your annual leave entitlement. 


CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) gives people with little or no teaching experience the training they need to be successful language teachers, opening up a world of opportunities. 

The course places equal emphasis on the principles of teaching and practical teaching, showing employers that you've successfully completed a challenging programme of training, exploring theory as well as gaining valuable experience of teaching real classes.

  • Fully accredited by OfQual at Level 5 on the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework
  • First introduced in 1978
  • Taken by 10,000 trainee teachers all over the world each year
  • Accepted by thousands of language schools, universities and teaching organisations

Why New College Nottingham?

  • Highly experienced in delivering this qualification
  • Excellent track record in advising students on how to make the most of the qualification
  • Course fees can be paid in instalments


Registration fee is £1,495 + £140 Exam fee

More info and apply

For an information pack and application form, please contact the CELTA team at celta@ncn.ac.uk or on 0115 838 0564 / 0897.



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Students gain inspiration from industry


Students were able to tap into industry knowledge this week as our High Pavement campus opened its doors to careers advisors from local businesses and universities. 

City and Guilds names Nottingham College ‘UK Centre of the Year‘


Nottingham College was honoured at the City and Guilds Lion Awards last week (15th June), winning the UK Centre of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony held in London’s iconic Kensington Roof Gardens.

Fashion students strut their stuff on the catwalk


St Mary’s Gate Church became a stunning backdrop for a catwalk fashion show for Nottingham College Fashion students' End of Year catwalk show.

Megan’s artwork reaches new heights


Talented young artist Megan Cresswell has taken her final college project to a whole new level, literally… 

Ncn and Central College merge to become Nottingham College


New College Nottingham and Central College Nottingham have today merged to create Nottingham College – set to be one of the largest colleges in the country.

Top chef Alex Bond inspires students with contemporary cuisine


Michelin-trained chef Alex Bond took time out of his busy schedule last week to work alongside trainee chefs to cook a five-course meal for the public.

Join us for our Aspire summer showcase!


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ncn alumnus lands lead role in Playhouse production


Talented actor and former ncn student, Andre Squire, got the chance to perform back in his hometown after landing a lead role in the stage production of The Grapes of Wrath.

Students feel the heat from the kitchen


Our students have shown they have what it takes after impressing Nottingham diners during their Marco Pierre White restaurant takeover.

I declare Creative 122 officially open!


A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham on 10th May at a special launch event held at our City campus.

Awards success for talented Nottingham students


Creative students from both ncn and Central College were honoured at the 2017 Young Creative Awards on Wednesday 10 May. 

Creative 122 set to open by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham


A shop selling creative items made by ncn staff and students will open to the public on Wednesday 10th May at an official launch event at ncn City (Adams Building).