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, 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.

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