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The Cambridge Delta

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For current English language teachers wanting to deepen their knowledge and skills, possibly for a more senior role.


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International Excellence

With 1000s of graduates from over 60 countries and over 35 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on our international reputation for excellence.

The Industry Standard

Teach anywhere on the planet with the world’s #1 TEFL qualification! The Cambridge CELTA is a globally recognised English language teaching qualification and the perfect foundation for your teaching career. At ITTC we have a pass rate of over 98%!

The Ultimate Study Destination

ITTC is one of the largest Teacher Training Centres in the UK – located in Bournemouth, a vibrant university town renowned for its award-winning 10km of sandy beaches.

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Who’s it for?

Practising teachers with an initial qualification and at least 2 years’ experience who want a more senior position and to deepen their knowledge and practice of TESOL.


The Cambridge Delta is a diploma course for teachers with at least two years classroom experience. Many teachers take the Delta qualification to further their careers and to qualify for more senior roles. The Delta is awarded by Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge. It can be studied full or part time. It’s recognised by the UK government as Master’s-level (QCF 7), and it’s the industry-standard diploma in English language teaching. It’s divided into three independent modules, all of which must be passed to attain the status of a full Delta qualification.

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Module 1:

Assessed externally through 2 x 90 minute written examinations in either June or December, on practical theoretical aspects of English language teaching.

Module 2:

Focuses on the elements of planning and teaching a lesson and is assessed through a portfolio of coursework. It includes 4 observed lessons, with full lesson plans, 2,500-word background written assignments and a professional development assignment.

Module 3:

Assessed externally through an extended written assignment of 4,500 words on a specialist area of English language teaching in which you design a course for a specific group of learners.

Minimum language level: C2 CEFR / 8.0 IELTS / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Course options:
  • Modules 1* & 2 – Runs Autumn [8 week course]
  • Module 2 – Runs July to August [6 week course]
  • Modules 1* & 2 – Runs through the Spring, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings [18 week course]
  • Module 3 – Runs on demand, with video webcasts and Delta tutor support via Skype and email [10 week Course]

*Speak to us for options if you already have the Module 1 qualification

You will receive a Delta certificate, awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge

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Only two hours from London, Bournemouth lies on England’s south coast located between the New Forest National Park and the breathtaking UNESCO Jurassic Coast. This university town is one of the most popular places to live, study and holiday in the UK. It has won numerous awards such as Britain’s ‘Best Resort’ for its 10 km of beautiful beaches, bustling town centre, vibrant nightlife, and plentiful parks and green spaces to relax in.

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