Frequently asked questions

Can anyone take these courses?

This page has been specifically set up for Language Assistants, and the prices are subsidised by the British Council for that programme. The British Council offer more Teacher training courses on FutureLearn.

What level of English do I need? 

Unless otherwise stated within the course information, Council of Europe Framework (CEF) level B1 and above is required for our courses. For more information about CEF, click here or paste the following link into your browser:

Do I receive a certificate?

Certificates for all courses and individual modules are provided as PDFs.

  • Individual modules: for participants who successfully complete all tasks and achieve a score of 70% or above in the online exercises, there will be a downloadable certificate of completion at the end of each module.

Can I take a course for free?

There are six free modules you can take for free. Search under the 'Modules' to find them.  They are available to all ELAs guaranteed posts in the 2020 - 2021 intake.

Can I take a face-to-face teacher training course?

Yes! The British Council has an extensive network of teacher training centres. CELTA is just one of the many courses you can take with us around the world – find out which countries we offer it in here. For details of other face-to-face courses where you are, please contact your local British Council office. Choose your country from the drop-down menu on this page for their website and contact details: