Get into teaching with our teacher training courses

Central Bedfordshire College offers a range of teacher training courses. The course you choose will depend on your teaching experience and the sector in which you want to teach such as in a Further Education, Higher Education, teaching English to speakers to other languages, or as learning support.

Our courses below are tailored to the needs of new/existing part-time and full-time teachers, and teachers who are experienced but wish to start their journey to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status for post-16 education and training.

For people with little or no previous teaching experience who would like to teach English as a foreign language to adults in the UK or abroad, we offer an initial teacher training qualification CELTA. The course can be also useful for experienced teachers who would like to become more effective.

CELTA is highly regarded throughout the world and gives you the skills you need and makes it easier to get a teaching job anywhere. and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind.

Teacher Education Courses

Awarding BodyLevelCourse TitleDurationFee (p.a.)
City & Guilds 3 Award in Education & Training 1 term £300
Ascentis 4 Certificate in Education & Training 2 terms £1417
Ascentis 5 Diploma in Education and Training 2 terms £4000
University of Bedfordshire 5 FdA Educational Practice 3 years £6000

Teacher Education Subject Specific course - CELTA

Awarding BodyLevelCourse TitleDurationFee
University of Cambridge 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) 1 or 2 terms, or 4 weeks £1200

All the courses above are funded by Advanced Learner Loans or Student Loans Company.

General English Classes (taught by CELTA trainees)

We run General English classes throughout the year (for free!) to provide opportunities for learners to improve their everyday speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.

These courses are taught by CELTA trainees and do not lead to a qualification.

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