Edinburgh Language Centre

We offer full-time and part-time CELTA courses at Edinburgh Language Centre in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city, a breathtaking hub of cultural and historic activity and a beautiful panorama of chimney tops, sea and green hills.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Edinburgh was also named the ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’ in 2015, according to uSwitch’s Quality of Life report which studied 138 UK areas, making it a great city to study in.

Established in 2002, Edinburgh Language Centre welcomes over 40 different nationalities each year, and has a dedicated Teacher Training team.

We are the only Eaquals-accredited school in Scotland and are also accredited by the British Council and SQA.

Why take CELTA in Edinburgh?

“It was a fantastic experience! I met some wonderful, like-minded people and made some real friends in an incredibly short time. Edinburgh is beautiful, the tutors and students are amazing people, and teaching is absolutely thrilling!”

Eve, Edinburgh

“The staff are wonderful, very helpful.”

Chris, Edinburgh

“I’d done an online TEFL course before, but felt like I hadn’t learned anything. CELTA was totally different! I didn’t know it was possible to learn so much in such a short time. Everyone was very helpful, especially when there was maintenance going on in the building. I would definitely recommend this location to take the CELTA course - I had a great experience!”

Milou, Edinburgh

“I couldn’t find a job before, as the market is very competitive; a lot of my friends recommended CELTA. I loved learning so many different teaching techniques in such a short space of time. Now I’ve got a job!”

Tanya, Edinburgh

“I loved the whole experience! Getting to study with such great people, great teachers and great students... I feel lucky to have won all three.”

Michael, Edinburgh

“The opportunities to practice teaching have been amazing.”

Andrew, Edinburgh

“It was intense and hard hard work, but I had a great group of fellow students and awesome tutors.. Also we had the loveliest language learners to practise teaching on! Now I've had some sleep it was an amazing month!”

Susan, Edinburgh

“The staff are wonderful, very helpful.”

Chris, Edinburgh

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Teacher training in Edinburgh

Led by a Teacher Training team with extensive first-hand experience in teaching English across the globe, our CELTA trainees in Edinburgh offer consistently positive feedback. Our students have a pass rate of 100% with high rates of employment in EFL teaching after the course.

As a CELTA student at Edinburgh Language Centre, you will benefit from:

  • a friendly, welcoming and supportive community, in and out of the classroom;
  • daily classes in a beautiful building located centrally on George Street. Situated on the edge of Edinburgh’s New Town, the school also looks out over the Old Town, with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle;
  • easy access to public transport, with Waverley Station, Princes Street tram stop and multiple bus stops less than five minutes’ walk away. the school is also within easy walking distance from a number of popular residential areas in Edinburgh;
  • close proximity to many scenic parks, hills and open green spaces, including Princes St Gardens, the Botanic Gardens, Calton Hill, Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat;
  • a CV workshop, interview training, job search coaching and career development advice, with the input of recruiters from international EFL companies. All eligible trainees are offered an interview and suitable candidates will be offered a job abroad at the end of the course*;
  • hands-on experience and training with the latest teaching technology as well as the full range of classroom equipment;
  • in addition to the usual class teaching, our CELTA course includes a unique one-to-one teaching module, with assessed and unassessed one-to-one teaching practice;
  • intensive personal coaching, with trainers sharing decades of teaching experience across the globe.


CELTA students in Edinburgh enjoy excellent facilities, including:

  • a comfortable student lounge with vending machines
  • a study centre with computers and printers
  • free Wi-Fi
  • an extensive CELTA library
  • dedicated classrooms for teacher training
  • access to printers and the photocopier

How to Apply

Simply fill out the Edinburgh application form and return to edinburgh@experienceenglish.com. Please note the application form is not supported by Apple, please complete on a PC or by hand.

Location Course Weeks Dates Price Places Left Enquire
Edinburgh CELTA full-time 4 29/05/17 1050
Edinburgh CELTA full-time 4 03/07/17 1050
Edinburgh CELTA full-time 4 07/08/17 1050
Edinburgh CELTA full-time 4 11/09/17 1050
Edinburgh CELTA full-time 4 16/10/17 1050
Edinburgh CELTA full-time 4 20/11/17 1050
Edinburgh CELTA part-time 16 02/09/17 1060