During CELTA, the part-time course

Is there any difference between the full-time and the part-time course?

In short, no, there isn’t. The part-time course follows exactly the same curriculum as the full-time course and is valued exactly the same by schools and employers. You can download the complete CELTA curriculum here. You will also find relevant information on our page about the full-time course.

Why take the part-time course?

If, for any reason, you would like to study at a lower pace, the part-time course will be ideal for you. A busy job, children or any other daily commitment may make it difficult for you to clear your agenda for a full month. However, this doesn’t have to stop you from taking a CELTA course.


The input sessions and teaching practice take place on thirteen consecutive Fridays and fourteen consecutive Saturdays. However, after week six there is a one-week break. The Friday will take half a day; the Saturday is a full day. This is what these two days at our centre typically look like:


09.00 – 10.30: Input session 1

10.30 – 10.45: Coffee break

10.45 – 12.15: Input session 2


09.00 – 09.45: Teaching practice preparation & guided lesson planning

09.45 – 13.00: Teaching practice, incl. 15 minutes break

13.00 – 13.45: Lunch

13.45 – 14.45: Feedback on teaching practice

14.45 – 15.45: Guided lesson planning

15.45 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30: Input session 3