Cambridge CELTA Course at LSI Brighton

Prepare yourself to start teaching English to students anywhere in the world. The CELTA is the benchmark initial teaching qualification for teaching English and working in the best language schools anywhere in the world.

If you want to work in English Language Teaching either in Britain or abroad, the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is one of the most widely recognised qualifications in the English language teaching (TEFL) world, and certainly one of the most well-established.

After the course, you’re ready to:

  • apply for vacancies around the globe
  • work in one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet
  • make friends with people who might not normally cross your path
  • travel to your heart’s content

This programme is approved by Cambridge Assessment. It is not an English language programme and therefore is not accredited by the British Council.

Great pass rate

LSI (formerly LTC Brighton) has been a centre for the CELTA programme for over 25 years. We currently offer the programme on a four-week, full-time, basis, six times every year. Our CELTA pass rate is normally 100% for those who complete the course and we have an excellent reputation locally.

Over the years, we have trained well over 1,200 people to teach English. Many of these have gone on to work in far-flung corners of the globe, as well as in Britain.

Study with us and you’re ready to start teaching

One of the most appealing aspects of the course is that it is designed for both native and non-native speakers of English with little or no teaching experience. Even if you are a complete newcomer to the profession, the CELTA will get you to the right level so that you’re ready to teach English as a foreign language with confidence.

The LSI Brighton CELTA is an extremely practical introduction to the theory and methodology of teaching the English language. In addition to in-depth training with experienced English language teachers, you will also spend time in the classroom gaining hands-on teaching experience.

We also offer advice on how to find a job once you have qualified and also have links to organisations who recruit teachers straight from CELTA courses.

For advice and guidance, please contact the programme manager, on 01273 722060 or e-mail:

Full-time Intensive Face-to-Face (or Blended) Course Dates and Fees 2024

Month Date From Date to Price (Including Cambridge fee) £100 discount deadline (deposit payment)
May 06/5/24 31/05/24 £ 1300 30/4/24
September 26/9/24 21/10/24 £ 1300 26/8/24

*Fees and Early Booking Discounts

We offer early booking discounts if you are able commit to the course well in advance. Please contact the school for further details. 

Entry requirements:

Two A-Levels or equivalent "high school" qualifications that would allow you to enter University.

You must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.

If English is not your native language we normally expect Cambridge CPE or IELTS 8.5.

Application Process:

1) Please complete our CELTA application form including the pre-interview task and send it to us.


2) We’ll then look at the pre-interview task to check your language awareness. If it meets our requirements, we will invite you for an interview. This can be done by telephone or Skype if you are not able to come to the school.

3) If the interview is successful, we will offer you a place on the programme.

Enrolment process and conditions:

If, after the interview, you are accepted on the course, you'll need to pay a deposit of £250 to secure your place and sign our terms and conditions. We ask you to pay this within seven days of receiving the offer letter in order to help us organise the courses.

On receipt of the deposit we will send you a comprehensive self-study task and reading list to help you prepare further.

The full balance of fees should be paid no later than three weeks before the course begins. Failure to make payments by the due time may result in the place being given to another applicant.

No refunds are made under any circumstances unless a replacement trainee is found. Similarly no refunds can be given in any case of late arrival, early departure, withdrawal after course commencement, illness or other mishap.

If LSI has to cancel a CELTA course for any reason a full refund will be given, less any bank charges your bank may deduct.

Fact File:

LESSONS PER WEEK Full-time 35 hours
CLASS SIZE 12 maximum

What Level is CELTA?

CELTA is currently accredited in the UK at Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Level five qualifications recognise specialist learning and involve detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study. Level five qualifications are equivalent in level to a foundation degree or a higher education diploma.

The levels can be viewed on the Ofqual website at: Ofqual - CELTA

Frequently Asked Questions

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This programme is approved by Cambridge Assessment. It is not an English language programme and therefore is not accredited by the British Council.

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