CELTA teacher


The CELTA is considered the essential TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification; trusted by employers, language schools and governments around the world.


There are three key reasons for completing your CELTA with the British Council in Ukraine – quality, opportunity and our tutors.


The British Council in Ukraine consistently receives excellent feedback both from the Candidates and from the Cambridge external assessor.

Get your foot in the door

Each year the British Council in Ukraine runs CELTA courses and invites those who have excelled on the course to apply for a Newly Qualified Teacher position at the British Council. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to ‘get your foot in the door’ with the world’s leading ELT school.

"Doing CELTA was the brightest, most challenging, and exciting learning experience of my life. If I can compare it to anything, it’s like I used to look at teaching as if standing on a flat plateau being able to see what’s around me, but only one aspect at one time – what was behind me, in front of me, or on the left or right. After CELTA it was like standing on a hill seeing the whole picture at once. My teaching and learning experience continued after joining the British Council. I’m a Newly Qualified Teacher here. Working with motivated students and getting help and support from highly experienced colleagues is what makes the job continually rewarding and enjoyable."

Katya Stenzia (Teacher, British Council in Ukraine)

"The quality of the CELTA course exceeded all expectations! It transformed the way I thought about teaching and equipped me with the tools I now use at work each day. What’s more, being CELTA certified gave me the opportunity to be employed by the British Council – a dream workplace for any English teacher. I have had enormous support here – passing through a Newly Qualified Teacher programme and then following a Young Learner continuous development course. More recently I have had the opportunity to go on and gain further qualifications in Very Young Learner and Online Teaching; I am already putting that new knowledge to work."

Daria Anosova (Teacher, British Council in Ukraine)



We will be running two CELTA courses in 2020:

CELTA 1: 08 June  - 03 July

CELTA 2: 06 July  - 31 July

The courses will take place in our new premises. The address is Zhylianska St, 29, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01033



Applicants must:

  • Possess a standard of English which enables them to teach at a range of levels (minimum CEFR level C1).This will be assessed during the selection process;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education


If you are interested in applying for either of these courses, please fill in the application form and send it to the CELTA Main Course Tutor (MCT) at TeacherTraining@britishcouncil.org.ua. Please indicate which course you are applying for (CELTA 1 or CELTA 2). If you are willing to be considered for both possible dates, please let us know. Applying does not in any way commit you to the course. All applications will be read and considered, and a shortlist of suitable candidates will be invited for an interview.




08 June 2020  - 03 July 2020 

Early-bird fee (applicable until 08.05.2020) – UAH 30,899+ GBP 128* (certificate cost)

Full price – UAH 32,899 UAH + GBP 128* (certificate cost)

Course Tutors: Martin Ogilvy, Daniel Puzzo


06 July 2020  - 31 July 2020

Early-bird fee (applicable until 06.06.2020) – UAH 30,899+ GBP 128* (certificate cost)

Full price – UAH 32,899 UAH + GBP 128* (certificate cost)

Course Tutors: Martin Ogilvy, Daniel Puzzo

As soon as you are accepted on the course you should pay your deposit. We will reserve a place as soon as your deposit – 3,000 UAH – has been received. 

The balance of the total fees must be paid prior to the start of the course.



Daniel Puzzo

Daniel has an international background, having grown up in the UK, the US and Europe. He completed his BA in History from Tufts University and his MSc in International Politics from Edinburgh University. He’s been teaching English since 2005, when he earned his CELTA from International House Prague and since then his teaching peregrinations have taken him to Lviv, Basque Country, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, the US and the British Council Kyiv, where he started teaching in 2010. He has a PGCE in Secondary History & Social Studies (2009), a CELTYL (2011), a DELTA (2012) and is also a local DELTA tutor. Since joining the British Council in 2010, Daniel has been a regular facilitator of INSETTs and Teacher Training sessions, including Global YL and Adult and Young Learner support sessions, and he has also presented at IATEFL. He became a CELTA tutor in 2019 and he has also been an IELTS examiner since 2014.

Having worked in so many different countries across a range of age groups and levels, Daniel particularly enjoys the mix of nationalities, ages and teaching experience that CELTA participants bring to the course. It also gives him a chance to share some of his favourite, time-tested activities from over the years, and he takes immense pleasure in seeing the remarkable progress course participants make over the four weeks. As he likes to say of the CELTA: ‘it’s the most fun you’ll never want to have again!’

Martin Ogilvy

Martin is from the North of England, but has lived and worked abroad for many years. He studied Philosophy at Sheffield University and got a BA (Hons) degree. He has worked in Russia, UAE, Korea and in 2013 he came to Ukraine. Martin got his CELTA in 1996, his DELTA in 2001 and his CELTYL in 2005.

Martin has been delivering CELTA courses for the British Council since 2007, having worked in Abu Dhabi, Seoul and now Kyiv. In that time he has successfully trained up over 300 CELTA candidates, many of whom have gone on to have teaching careers with the British Council and other international teaching organisations. While in Seoul, Martin was a full-time teacher trainer, and had the opportunity to train candidates on other courses such as ICELT, TKT, and specialized courses for local teachers. He is also a local DELTA tutor.

If you have any questions, please send an email direct to Martin Ogilvy, the Main Course Tutor for the CELTA courses at TeacherTraining@britishcouncil.org.ua