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 two key reasons for completing your CELTA with the British Council in Ukraine – quality and opportunity.

Consistent Quality

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 2 CELTA courses in 2019:

CELTA 1: May 27 – June 21

CELTA 2: July 1 – July 26

The course will take place in our new premises. The address is Zhylianska St, 29, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000


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 18 years old or over;
  • 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 return 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. Making an application 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 interview.


The full price is 39,000 UAH. An early bird discount price of 36,000 UAH (including Cambridge Exam Fee) is available to candidates who successfully complete the interview process and confirm their place by the respective times for each course:

CELTA 1 – payment received by April 30

CELTA 2 – payment received by May 24

Any questions or queries, please send an email direct to Martin Ogilvy, the Main Course Tutor for the CELTA courses at TeacherTraining@britishcouncil.org.ua