IAG Taster - So you want to enrol on the CELTA course?

This is a short course which is designed to give you an understanding of the CELTA course. It will enable you to learn about what the CELTA course covers, in particular the demands of the course and finally what you can do after you have attained the CELTA qualification.

Please note it is highly recommended you attend one of these Tasters before considering a place on the CELTA course itself.

Course Content

This short course will enable you to learn about the structure and content of the CELTA course as well as the demands and rigours of the course.

You will learn about how you are assessed on the course and how the college manages the assessment requirements of the course.

You will learn about how we screen and interview candidates for the course and what our expectations of you as a learner are whilst you are on the course.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

There are no formal entry requirements for this Taster course. However, you should have a good command of the English language; at least to IELTS level 6.0. You should also be able to read English to a Level 3 standard. And be able to clearly communicate in English.

Please note that these are the Entry requirements for this Taster course and not the Entry requirements for the CELTA course itself.

First Class Requirements

There is no need to bring any particular equipment to this course.

Attendance Requirements

There is only the one session on this course. You are expected to remain for the duration of the session. However, if you find (or decide) during the session that this course (the CELTA) is not what you want and/or will be able to undertake, then you are of course welcome to leave the session.

Please notify the tutor at the most convenient opportunity.

Assessment Methods

No formal assessment.

Further Study Options

CELTA course. If you decide that this is unsuitable, then you could progress onto the Level 3 Award in Education and Training which is a generic initial teacher training course.

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.