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Teacher Training

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, in your home country, online or any mix of the three - this can depend on the type of qualification required and your own delivery preferences. Teacher Development Programmes for groups can take place at any time of year and, for programmes delivered in Edinburgh, can also include a social programme, accommodation, airport pickup and local travel arrangements.

Programmes available include:

  • Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT)
  • In-service Certificate in English Language Testing (ICELT)
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

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 Language 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, in your home country or online 
CLIL Secondary School IELTS 5.5/B2 Practising secondary school teachers delivering/planning to deliver some subjects in English  Face to face in Edinburgh, in your home country or online
General ELT Methodology  IELTS 4.5/B1 or IELTS 5.5/B2 Practising teachers of English in Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions Face to face in Edinburgh, in your home country or online

Other possibilities include materials development for specific projects (e.g. EAP/ESP). 
 

Programmes leading to a recognised Cambridge English Teaching Qualification

Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications are recognised by educational establishments and government organisations around the world. 

Course English Language Level Teaching Experience Required Delivery Method 
TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Intermediate (IELTS 4.5) For pre and in-service teachers Face to face in Edinburgh, in your home country or online 
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, in your home country or online 

 

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 needs. In addition to training, we can also organise a social programme, accommodation, airport pickup and local travel arrangements for your group.

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