Edinburgh College is an established provider of Teacher Development Programmes for groups of professionals from many different countries. Programmes are available for both teachers of English and teachers of other subjects. Teachers of all levels are catered for, from new teachers just entering the profession to experienced teachers requiring to refresh and develop their skills. Teacher Development Programmes can take place at the College or in your home country - this can depend on the type of qualification required and your own preferences for delivery. Some programmes may combine delivery in both Edinburgh and your home country. Teacher Development Programmes for groups can take place at any time of year and can also include a social programme, accommodation, airport pickup and local travel arrangements.
Programmes available include:
- TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test)
- ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Testing)
- CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
Teachers of English
There are two main types of teacher training programmes at Edinburgh College:
- Specially designed group programmes
- Programmes leading to a recognised Cambridge English Teaching Qualification
|Course||English Langauge Level||Teaching Experience Required||Delivery Method|
|CLIL Primary School||IELTS 5.5 / B2||Practising primary school teachers delivering /planning to deliver some curriculum areas in English||Face to face in Edinburgh, or in your home country|
|CLIL Secondary School||IELTS 5.5 / B2||Practising secondary school teachers delivering/planning to deliver some subjects in English||Face to face in Edinburgh, or in your home country|
|General ELT Methodology||IELTS 4.5 / B1 or IELTS 5.5 / B2||Practising teachers of English in Primary Schools, Secondary Schools & Tertiary Institutions||Face to face in Edinburgh, or in your home country|
Other possibilities include materials development for specific projects (e.g. EAP / ESP).
Programmes leading to recognised Cambridge English Teaching Qualification
Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications are recognised by educational establishments and government organisations around the world.
|Course||English Language||Teaching Experience Required||Delivery Method|
|TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)||Intermediate (IELTS 4.5)||For pre and in-service teachers||Face to face in Edinburgh, or in your home country|
|ICELT (In-service Certificate in English)||Higher Intermediate (IELTS 5.5)||An in-service qualification, candidates should have a minimum of 500 hours of English Language Teaching Experience||Face to face in Edinburgh, or in your home country|
"I have been teaching English to High School students in Jiangsu Province, China for 15 years. The Education Ministry arranged for this group of experienced teachers to attend the ICELT course at the Sighthill Campus. The course is very useful as we have the opportunity to see classes and teaching styles here are so different from China. The social programme is also helpful and allows us to experience the country and culture. As English teachers, it is so important to learn about the food and the music and the country, not just what happens in school. I am sure when I go home to China I will be able to apply everything new that I have learned in Edinburgh."
Yin Lijuan, ICELT Teacher Profile
Teachers of Other Subjects
Edinburgh College offers courses designed for teachers of all subjects. We can provide a range of professional qualifications (such as the Professional Development Award) as well as provide a tailor-made curriculum to suit your training need. In addition to training, we can also organise a social programme, accommodation, airport pickup and local travel arrangements for your group.