Begin your TEFL career with a flexible online CELTA course

The Cambridge CELTA online course is a learning programme that enables you to complete your CELTA qualification completely online.

You can now complete your teacher training qualification online and in a way that suits your lifestyle. The Online Flexi CELTA allows you to fit your teacher training course around existing commitments as you train for an exciting new career.

Collaborative online study means that trainees complete assignments, online tasks and units and have the advantage of flexibility, choosing where and when it suits them to carry out the work. Community work, including forums and live rooms, is also part of the course.

This course can be completed either fully online or as a Blended Flexi CELTA option where you study online and complete the Teaching Practice in one of our centres. There is no difference in the certification on whether you choose to do online or Blended, it's just a different way of completing your Teaching Practice.

Want to get qualified even quicker? Learn about our Fast Track Online CELTA.

Online Flexi CELTA course facts

Course duration

12 weeks

Entry requirements

Proficient (C1/C2)


Fully online

Course dates

4 September 2023


120 hours

Practical teaching hours

6 hours

Course price


Includes tuition, online support, teaching practice, Cambridge assessment fee and course materials

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Learn more about the Flexi Online CELTA

The Online Flexi CELTA course is particularly well-suited for candidates who need the flexibility to fit study around personal commitments, have little or no teaching experience and would like to learn how to teach English to speakers of other languages with an internationally recognised qualification.

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Course Outcomes

By choosing the Online Flexi CELTA course you will achieve the following objectives:

  • Become confident with the grammar and structure (form), meaning in context (function) and the sound system of the English language (phonology)
  • Become familiar with teaching methodology for the classroom and online
  • Receive practical teaching experience
  • Gain language awareness in order to be able to teach English Language
  • Receive individual feedback and support as well as group feedback throughout the course
  • Form new friendships with students with similar goals from around the world in a collaborative and supportive online environment
  • Balance your course with demands of a busy work and home life

Course Components

The course includes:

  • Tech orientation sessions to familiarise yourself with the online platforms
  • 120 hour course including 30 units of online learning
  • 30 hours of online lesson planning, teaching practice, evaluation and feedback
  • Teaching practice using Zoom under the guidance of a dedicated tutor at a time convenient for you
  • 4 written assignments which range from formal language analysis to a study of teaching materials
  • Access to community forums and expert feedback from qualified tutors
  • 6 hours of live online observation, giving you the opportunity to see experienced teachers in action. These observations are complemented by specific observation tasks

Please note: The teaching practice sessions are generally Tue and Thurs 9:30am – 12:30pm or 6:30pm – 9:30pm, so trainees could do their 1 weekly teaching practice on either day. Times will be scheduled at the beginning of the course.

Trainee Testimonials

"The CELTA is so much more than I thought it would be and I would go so far as to say it has changed my life.

Bold words and I didn’t expect to say that when I embarked on this but I believe it to be true.

Many, many thanks to all."

Alison, Fast Track Online CELTA

"I think the enjoyable nature of it came from the dedication and hard work of the tutors.

They were always on hand to help us whenever we had any issues and their knowledge was extraordinary.

I can safely say that I’ve learned far more in these 4 weeks than I did in my entire 4-year university experience."

Ilya, Fast Track Online CELTA

"The course has exceeded all my expectations. The input sessions have been incredible – a massive learning experience.

The organisation is superb. The challenge has been superb. I will absolutely recommend this training to anyone thinking about developing themselves."

Robin, Fast Track Online CELTA

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Course Schedule

  • 12 week course
  • AM and PM online teaching practice time slots available
  • Specific deadlines for written assignments and tasks
  • Other tasks to be completed at a time suitable to you and your lifestyle, with guided support from the online forum
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Course Requirements

  • Minimum age - 18 years old and over
  • Educated to a level suitable for higher education or university (A levels or equivalent)
  • Competent in both written and spoken English (C1 minimum)
  • Successful completion of an interview and a language awareness test

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Pete Woods

Senior Teacher Trainer / Main Course Tutor


BSC York


BEd (Hons) Primary School Teaching

“I am interested in teacher training in terms of leading teachers through CELTA. I have also had the opportunity to train CELTA trainers which is very rewarding. I enjoy getting feedback from trainees and hearing from successful CELTA graduates about how their EFL careers have developed after CELTA. It is great to hear about what they are doing now and the range of opportunities CELTA has given them.”

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Over 10,000 people successfully complete their CELTA every year, so that they can go on to work and teach at organisations around the world.

At BSC, we have trained thousands of teachers over the last 20 years. Our graduates are employed in over 50 countries worldwide, including the UK. We provide a personalised teaching programme, delivered by trained and experienced professionals, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.