Young people talking about CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind. It is recognised around the world and is a requirement for any teachers looking to work with quality language teaching institutions such as the British Council.

British Council centres in Caracas are currently the only centres in Venezuela accredited by the University of Cambridge to deliver CELTA

Take the CELTA course with the world's English experts and you will: 

  • be taught in small classes to allow focused training
  • be taught by outstanding teaching practitioners who incorporate the most respected and up-to-date teaching methodologies
  • have the unique learning opportunity within British Council centres which can serve as a recruiting platform for outstanding candidates
  • benefit from taking part in teaching practice and observe teachers in action at the British Council
  • get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching.

What's more, you will be kept up to date with the progress you are making. There is no final written exam but you’ll be assessed on planning and teaching, ability to transfer what you learn to the classroom, awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of your teaching, contribution to input and feedback sessions.

Course information

  • Eligibility

    You must be:

    • at least 20 years old (when the course begins)
    • have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country
    • competent in written and spoken English

    (C1 level on the Common European Framework).

  • Course format

    Online certification

    • Online course of 13 or 14 weeks
    • Teaching Practices face to face on week 9 and 12 of the course at the British Council Caracas, in specific hours established by the organisation
    • Online dedication from 8 to 12 hours a week according to trainee's availability, as well as previously planned sessions

    Face to face course:

    • The face-to-face course is conducted intensively over a month period, 4 weeks (Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
    • Teaching Practices at the British Council Caracas, in specific hours established by the organisation. Participants will attend teaching practices, feedback and guided lesson planning.
    • It is recommended that participants have no work or study commitments besides the CELTA course.
    • Maximum of 16 students in each course.
  • Requirements

    Online certification:

    • PC or laptop with high speed Internet to download videos and virtual classes. It is desirable to have an updated Internet browser, such as Firefox 3 or a latest version, Safari or Internet Explorer 8. It is not advisable to use Chrome, because some features will not run with this Internet browser.
    • Microsoft Word and plugins (Adobe, Java Player-updated-) and the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Note: The course will not run on an iPad. 

  • Price and upcoming course dates

    Online certification:

    • Dates: to be confirmed. Dates include the on-site Teaching Practices.

    • Price: For any further information, please write to our Customer Service Team

More information about CELTA

If you have any doubt or just need more information about CELTA you can write to: 

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application (below) for the city in which you wish to apply.
  2. Send your completed forms to:

We advise that you apply at least two months in advance. We aim to process applications within four weeks of receipt. Places on the courses are limited and demand is high so apply as soon as you can.

Please note: Acceptance is not automatic. You’ll need to submit an application form and complete the pre-interview task. If these are up to the required standard, you’ll then be invited for an interview. 

CELTA (on line)
Class timetable

Class timetable (to be confirmed)

Days Times
Monday -  Friday


Teaching Practices (to be confirmed)

Days Times
Monday -  Friday

08:00-17:00 (according to tutor's plan)


Please note: Exact class timetables will be confirmed upon registration.