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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    Full-time short: 15 weeks; Part-time: 45 weeks

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  • Last Updated

    02 March 2018

Course content

We provide academic and professional development for experienced English language teachers who are looking to advance their careers within the profession. Successful completion offers automatic entry on to semester two of our MA English Language Teaching (MA ELT).

You will refine your expertise with feedback from experienced tutors following lesson observations, and you will enhance your understanding of language and methodology by taking part in workshops, through reading and research, and by planning and teaching lessons and courses. 

Taught by highly qualified and experienced teacher trainers, this prestigious qualification for English language teachers also confers TEFL-Qualified status as defined by the British Council accreditation scheme.

Key features

1. Observed teaching practice with feedback from tutors.

2. High level input to advance your knowledge and understanding of aspects such as language, methodology, language acquisition.

3. An extended project focused on a specialist area such as ESOL, English for Academic Purposes, Teaching English to Young Learners or Content and Language Integrated Learning.

4. The opportunity to be entered for the Cambridge Delta qualification and gain TEFL-Qualified status.

Teaching and learning

Learning will take place through seminars, small group and individual tutorials, as well as independent learning. The course will include an assessed teaching practice component.


The assessments on the course are developmental tasks for English language teaching professionals and include a portfolio of tasks, an oral presentation, teaching practice and a reflective journal. Students who are entered for the Delta qualification will also take additional parallel assessments.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.


  • Understanding Language, Methodology & Resources for Language Teaching (Delta Module one)
  • Developing Professional Practice (Delta Module two)
  • Extending Practice & English Language Teaching Specialism (Delta Module three)

Job prospects

On successful completion of this course, you will be well-placed to secure a promotion to a managerial or senior teacher role. You could also pursue a career writing teaching materials or seek out opportunities as a teacher trainer.

  • English Language Teacher
  • Materials Writer
  • Director of Studies or other educational manager
  • Teacher Trainer

Visit the English Language Teaching & Professional Practice/Cambridge Delta - PG Cert page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!




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