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Cambridge Delta

Teacher training and Development


This page is a general introduction to the level and status of the Cambridge Delta. For details of different course options please follow the links below. 


Delta All Modules Online Course

Delta Online  Module 1 course

Module 2  Fully Online

Module 3  Fully Online Options



The Diploma – Status & Recognition

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of English language teaching with a Delta Diploma, an advanced blend of theory and practice that will help you to develop professionally. The Delta gives you skills and insights that will help you throughout your career.

The Cambridge DELTA Diploma is a professional qualification  at level 7 as regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) on the Qualifications and Credit Framework and given premium product endorsement by NEAS in Australia.  It is postgraduate in level and although it is not a Masters on its own, most UK universities will give Delta holders exemptions and credits on their MA courses related to the subject of teaching English, Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. You can view the list  of exemptions on several UK M.A. programmes here.

In the Cambridge Teaching Qualifications Framework, the Delta is at the level of Proficient to Expert Teacher.

Career development value

After the CELTA, the Cambridge Delta is one of the most sought after and well-respected qualifications internationally. It is recognised by all British Universities and is fast becoming a prerequisite for some of the most interesting jobs in our field all over the world.  Delta holders find themselves eligible for more interesting careers including positions as Directors of Studies and Teacher Trainers – the Delta is a basic prerequisite for those seeking to become CELTA trainers.

The three Modules 

The course is organised around three modules, each of which is assessed separately. During the last module (Module III) candidates may focus on an area of specialism from a wide range of topics(e.g., Young Learners, ESP, Exam Classes, and many more: a full list is available on request). but  covers other needs and age groups of interest to each candidate as well.

To find out more about the syllabus specifications, assignments and examination, please download and read the new syllabus guidelines by clicking  here

Here is the focus of the three modules: 

You can attend and pay for each module separately but you can also choose our integrated All-Modules course  – see tuition fees below the chart 



Details of individual Modules can be seen below – this course integrates the content for all three modules. 
– October 1 2021 – May 27 2022 (part time course)





Understanding Language, Methodology & Resources for Teaching
Assessed via written examination offered twice annually in June & December(more here). Candidates can prepare individually but must take the written assessment at an approved centre.
Upcoming Dates for Module 1 fully online courses
– October 1 2021 – May 27 2022 (part time course) 






Developing Professional Practice
Assessed via portfolio of background assignments & observed teaching.
To complete Module 2, attendance of a course including seminars, guides reading, directed observations and assessed teaching practice is
 obligatory. You can attend this course face-to-face, blended, and now, fully online during the pandemic  
Upcoming Dates for Fully Online Courses* 
 –  October 1 2021 – May 27 2022  
* Dates for in-Athens intensive 6 week courses are currently on hold.  





Option 1: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism
Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the many ELT specialisms listed here. Some examples
Upcoming Dates for our Support by Individual Tutorial Courses 
– September 1 (December 2021 Submission)
Option 2: English Language Teaching Management (ELTM) 
Assessed via an extended assignment on one of the following specialisms listed below:
Academic Management – Human Resources Management (HRM) – Customer Service – Marketing
More about this option 
Upcoming Dates for our ELT Management Course 
– September 1 (December 2021 Submission) 






Who can attend a DELTA course?

Applicants must have at least one year’s experience of classroom teaching experience at a variety of level and hold a first degree in English or have appropriate qualifications which allow them to teach in their country; in addition, they should have attended a teacher training programme such as a CELTA, COTE or an equivalent Certificate in TEFL.

Course Options at CELT Athens:

Our centre organises mainly integrated courses and we advise candidates to follow such courses rather than by separate module for two reasons but we also accept candidates who wish to follow their modules separately. 

  1. financial reasons: you save more than 500 euro by doing so
  2. educational reasons as there is considerable overlap across modules and it is more efficient to take them together at the same centre.

Our integrated Delta course is available as an online/blended part-time course or as an intensive face-to-face course.

Please click on each option to visit the information page and decide which is more suited to your needs and your schedule.

Modules can also be taken separately for a variety of reasons. If this is only way for you to do your course, you might wish to take individual Modules singly or in combination:

School Details – Athens

CELT has been offering the Delta Diploma since its inception and even before that, we offered the predecessors (DTEFLA & DOTE) since the year 1989!

We do have a lot of experience of preparing candidates for this qualification!

The centre is situated in the heart of Athens and is easily accessible from every part of the city. It has been an Authorised Cambridge Teaching Awards Centre since 1993.

The centre is especially supportive to its trainees, and offers:

  •  Multilingual classes of adults where our candidates can observe and be observed while teaching.
  •  Excellent pre-, while- and post-course support through a Delta course dedicated wiki with organised links, articles, and resources as well as sample assignments and videotaped seminars for preparation and revision.
  •  Free internet access and use of PCs for lesson preparation and materials design
  •  The school also has an excellent library and resources, which have received high praise by all Cambridge Assessors.

You can read details of the syllabus and assessment of all three modules online if you click here  – or read the handbook online.

How to Apply

  1. Download the CELT_Athens_Delta_Modules_Application_Form and save it in your hard drive
  2. Complete it offline in your own time and email it to info@celt.edu.gr
  3. Send in a lesson plan you have recently written for one of your classes (not for a course you attended)
  4. Arrange a date and time when you can take your language and methodology screening exam 
  5. If offered a place on the course, you will be invited to pay in your deposit a

CELT Athens is an authorised teaching awards centre


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