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For more information or to enquire about a place on any of the courses below, please email international@glasgowclyde.ac.uk.

ESOL - English as a Second Language 

(half academic year or full academic year options available)

Certification: Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) units in English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL)

What will I learn?
You will follow a core programme of general English. You will take part in a range of activities to help you:

  • improve your English writing, reading, speaking and listening skills
  • improve your grammatical knowledge of English
  • improve your fluency and accuracy in English
  • encourage confidence in speaking and writing in English.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable if you are a beginner, or have intermediate-level English language skills.  You may need a Short-term Study Visa.

Start date: August 2018 or January 2019.

Duration: 18 weeks (half academic year) or 36 weeks (full academic year).

Hours per week: 16 hours.

Fee: £3,000 (half academic year) or £6,000 (full academic year).


Learn to Teach English - CELTA

(part-time or short intensive options available)

Certification: The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA).

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) provides you the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

CELTA is awarded and administered by the University of Cambridge (ESOL Examinations) and is one of the most widely-recognised qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language.

What will I learn?

This course is ideal if you have no experience of teaching English as a foreign language, but also if you are a more experienced teacher looking to gain a teaching qualification.

It develops an awareness of both the English language itself and language teaching methodology. It also has a strong emphasis on practical teaching skills, through daily teaching practice with language students.

CELTA is awarded and administered by the University of Cambridge (ESOL Examinations) and is one of the most widely-recognised qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language.

Entry requirements

You will need a very good standard of English language skills, at least IELTS level 7. You will be required to be interviewed, which can be done via telephone or Skype. You may need a Short-term Study Visa.

Start date: September 2018 (part-time) or May 2019 (short intensive).

Duration: 20 weeks (part-time) or 4 weeks + 2 weeks induction (short intensive).

Hours per week: 6 hours over 2 evenings (part-time) or 120 hours (short intensive).

Fee: £2,000 (part-time) or £2,500 (short intensive).

Learn to Teach Your Skill or Profession

Certification: City & Guilds Award in Education and Training - Level 3

This course is ideal if you have no previous teaching qualifications or if you already work in further education, adult education, community education and work-based learning and want to obtain a nationally-recognised qualification.

It would help prepare you for a career in vocational education as a trainer or lecturer in your own subject area of expertise.

What will I learn?

  • roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • assessment in education and training.

By the end of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a trainer in relation to legislation, equality and diversity and meeting the needs of learners. You will be able to sequence learning, plan and deliver sessions, using appropriate resources and teaching methods.

You will also be able to identify the characteristics of effective assessment and feedback.

This course is fully supported by online training materials. An additional time commitment of approximately 30 hours of your own time is required for research and further reading.

City & Guilds qualifications are widely-recognised and accepted by employers around the world.

Entry requirements

You must be able to read, write and communicate effectively, as you will be learning with native English speakers. You may require a Short-term Study Visa.

Start date: start dates throughout the year

Duration: 2 weeks

Hours per week: 30 hours

Fee: £1,500

For more information or to enquire about a place on any of the courses, please email international@glasgowclyde.ac.uk