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. 

“I completed my CELTA course in 2019 and it was a career-defining moment. Not only are the tutors, Martin and Daniel, exceptional in terms of the quality in which they run the course, but they are also extremely personable and approachable. What was also fantastic about the course was the team-work, fun and camaraderie of the other candidates, all from different countries and walks of life. This only enriched what was a fun but also challenging learning experience. After the completion of the course, I was employed as a teacher by the British Council and have continued to develop my teaching skills, especially in the areas of lesson planning, understanding learners, subject knowledge and student engagement. Upon employment, I completed the rigorous Newly Qualified Teacher course, Global Young Learner Programme, and have since participated in regular professional development INSETTS both within Ukraine and throughout the British Council global network. Big thanks, British Council!” 

Olena Vavshko, (Teacher, British Council in Ukraine) 

"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. 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)


May 31 – June 25 

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



Applicants must: 

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


If you are interested in applying for this course, please fill in the application form and return it to the CELTA Main Course Tutor (MCT) at TeacherTraining@britishcouncil.org.ua. 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 32,989 UAH (plus £132 Certificate fee).  

An early bird discount price of 30,989 UAH (plus £132 Certificate fee) is available to candidates who successfully complete the interview process and confirm their place by the respective time for the course: 

CELTA early registration fee – payment received by May 23.

Any questions or queries, please send an email to Martin Ogilvy, the MCT, at TeacherTraining@britishcouncil.org.ua