The British Council was the first CELTA centre in Egypt and has been running courses since 2008 with dedicated, experienced trainers. It offers excellent facilities for trainees, including a dedicated training room with computers and resources, a garden cafe, and has the benefit of running in a busy teaching centre so candidates can observe a range of class types taught by experienced British Council teachers.
The Agouza Teaching centre is conveniently located in a central location in Cairo.
Help with Employment
The British Council Egypt runs a Teacher Support Programme for newly qualified teachers and frequently hires people who have done the CELTA course here. For more information check Opportunities for Newly Qualified Teachers on the website.
There is also a session during the course offering advice for applying for other work following the course.
While we do not have our own accommodation for candidates, we are sometimes able to offer a sublet room with one of our teachers. IH Cairo also offers shared flats at a monthly rate and some CELTA candidates find accommodation through Airbnb or other websites. The cost of living is relatively cheap in Egypt.
Interviews are free.
Course fees include 135 GBP Cambridge entry fees.
Following acceptance, a deposit of LE 8,000 is required. Full fees must be paid at least ten working days before the course begins.
In case of withdrawal before the course starts, deposit is non refundable.
In case of withdraw at any time during the CELTA course, the course fees will not be refunded, however postponing and applying for another course is possible in some cases.
Located on the banks of the Nile River, Cairo is Africa's largest city, as well as the largest city in the Arab world. In the course of its thousand-year history it has been the capital of the great Egyptian dynasties of the Middle Ages. Modern Cairo is a busy, chaotic city with plenty to discover whether your interest is in archaeology or street food or Nile cruises.