Please apply via the on-track application process and create a profile before selecting the CELTA programme.
Normally, applictions close three weeks before the start of a course. Many courses become full well before this time, so you are advised to apply as early as possible.
We will then review your application and contact you to arrange an interview. All suitable applicants are interviewed. Feedback is offered if we are unable to offer an interview.
The CELTA course is a demanding programme, whether taken full or part time. It will involve you in a significant amount of additional work outside of formal course time. This time is necessary to prepare satisfactory lessons, to complete assignments, and to generally keep up with the course. Whatever your personal circumstances, but especially if you are working elsewhere or studying additionally, please consider that the demands of the course are high, and that to maintain the integrity of the course and validate the award, we need to rigorously enforce standards of achievement and attendance. Our decision on suitability for the course is final.
ELTS at Swansea University works with the Swansea University disability unit and Cambridge Exceptions to ensure equality of access and opportunity for all, and given the opportunity to plan, will accommodate particular needs. Under such circumstances, it is very much in the interest of an applicant to notify ELTS at the point of application regarding any personal aspect that might affect course attendance/involvement or completion, since later notification may affect our ability to fully plan effectively for needs or eventualities. Such needs will never affect our decision on an offer of a place, given otherwise acceptable suitability for the course.
The Interview Process
The interview is a very important aspect of the CELTA programme. It is an opportunity for you to meet us and ask any questions you have about the course, and for us to meet you and to assess your suitability for this demanding course.
Face-to-face interviews take place in Swansea, are run by a CELTA trainer, and are normally organised in small groups of applicants. The interview lasts between two and three hours. We can, in exceptional circumstances, arrange interview by Skype or telephone. References will be taken up in addition to the interview.
Please note that after acceptance at interview, a formal offer letter will be sent by the university. A place on a course will only be reserved if you both formally accept the offer and pay the deposit that is detailed in the offer within a maximum of two weeks after the offer is issued.
We welcome applications from speakers of English whose first language is not English. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate to us a language level of at least IELTS 7.5 in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking (or equivalent). An additional task may be requested from you in these circumstances, and our decision is final.
Applications by Visa Nationals
- Students from outside the EEA who opt to study via the Tier 4 visa route will only be permitted to study on the full-time programme.
- Students from outside the EEA who opt to study via the Short Term Student visa route will be permitted to study on the full-time or part-time programmes.
- Any exceptions to the above will be taken on a case-by-case basis in accordance with any relevant regulations.
See our Dates and Fees page for relevant information. Visit our Apply Now page to apply, or navigate to www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline directly.
Tel: 01792 295391
Course Coordinator: Peter Neville