Young Learner Extension to CELTA

About this course

The Young Learner Extension to CELTA is a post-CELTA course that enables you to transfer your skills and knowledge to a young-learner teaching environment.

If you have the CELTA, you can carry on and enhance your qualifications.

The course has a similar structure to the CELTA course, but your students will be of Primary and Secondary age. 

How is it delivered?

On the Young Learner Extension to CELTA course you will:

  • Attend input sessions covering all areas of teaching English as a second language to children aged 8-13.
  • Complete four hours of assessed teaching practice.
  • Work with at least two groups of young learners of different ages and abilities.
  • Observe ELT professionals.
  • complete two written assignments on: 1) classroom teaching and the identification of action points; 2) aspects of the teaching and learning of English at young learner level through a focus on young learners and learning contexts.

Course outline:

  • 4 hours of individual, assessed teaching practice with British Council young learners
  • 12 hours of peer observation of teaching practice with British Council young learners
  • 16 hours of feedback on teaching practice and supervised lesson planning
  • 28 hours of input – interactive workshops covering the major areas of language teaching
  • 6 hours of observations of experienced British Council teachers
  • 1 tutorial with a course tutor

By the end of the course you will have:

  • a professional, internationally recognised qualification
  • a solid foundation in planning and teaching
  • techniques and tools for effective teaching
  • been guided through your own development as a teacher
  • been able to sensitise to different approaches to ensure student-centred learning
  • worked with innovatory educational technology
  • achieved how to be practical and work-related
  • been internally assessed and externally moderated by a Cambridge assessor.

Why take this course?

Young Learner Extension courses are designed for teachers who already hold a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). It is awarded by University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Examinations. 


The Young Learner (YL) Extension to CELTA enables you to develop the skills and knowledge gained on your CELTA course and transfer them to the young learner teaching environment. In Singapore, our CELTA and YL Extension courses are registered with the Council for Private Education and we have the EduTrust 4-year certification. 


This course is for CELTA graduates who are interested in gaining an internationally-recognised qualification in teaching English to children.


Applicants must:

  • be at least 18 (it is generally recommended that candidates should be over the age of 20)
  • have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English, which will enable them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels (The recommended candidate language level is C2 on the CEFR)
  • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become an effective teacher and to complete the written assignments and practice teaching successfully
  • normally have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry to higher education.


Download the guidelines from Cambridge English for teaching website. 

Timetable and course fee

This course is only available at our Toa Payoh Centre.  


Delivery Days Times Fees (Incl GST)
20 May - 3 Jun Full-time Mon - Fri 12.00 - 20.00 S$3,500.00
18 Nov - 2 Dec Full-time Mon - Fri 12.00 - 20.00 S$3,500.00