St Giles International - the St Giles Educational Trust

St Giles International - the St Giles Educational Trust

London and Brighton, United Kingdom

Graduate Ratings

9.7 / 10

(12 student reviews)

School Overview

School Description

St Giles has been delivering English language courses for more than half a century: it is one of the longest established language schools and teacher training providers in the UK. At the heart of the teacher training operation is the St Giles Educational Trust (SGET) - this was set up by Paul Lindsay in 1970 and it was one of the first organisations to offer certified training for teaching English to speakers of other languages.

The St Giles Educational Trust is a registered charity which aims to build, nurture and deploy world-class ELT teacher development in order to improve people’s life chances through communication. It continues to promote excellence and
raise standards in the ELT profession through its teacher
training and research programmes and it works with the British Council, Ministries of Education, NGOs and universities to train teachers in a range of countries.

Our CELTA and other teacher training programmes are delivered by well-qualified and experienced teacher trainers who have worked in different parts of the world and who are also still practising teachers. You can choose between fully online and face-to-face CELTA courses, and between full-time and part-time options to suit your individual circumstances. In call cases you will benefit from a learner-centred approach in small classes with a maximum of 12 participants. , we have a maximum of 12 per class.

Face-to-face courses are run at St Giles' busy and lively language schools, with the latest in modern ELT multimedia resources and facilities. For the last five years we had a 100% CELTA pass rate for course completers. thanks to our rigorous application process.

Our dedicated trainers and the SGET administrator will provide you with careers advice and information to help you find work and the journey does not end there: as part of our CELTA alumni, you will receive regular information about Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.

Help with Employment

As a trained St Giles teacher you will have learnt your new skills with one of the EFL industry's most respected and leading organisations. Your career and travel opportunities are endless, and we're committed to helping you on your way. St Giles also regularly employs recent graduates of the CELTA courses.

St Giles has also helped numerous schools to meet their recruitment needs and has built up an extensive network of overseas contacts. Many overseas employers now contact us directly when they are looking for teachers and we pass this information on to our CELTA trainees and alumni through a newsletter.


For face-to-face CELTA candidates who do not live locally, St Giles International offers a wide choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets. St Giles has a team of trained staff to help arrange your stay.

Refund Policy

A deposit of £200 is required to secure a place on a St Giles CELTA course. This deposit should be paid within 7 days of receiving the offer of a place and it is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.

If a CELTA applicant cancels in writing 30 days or more before the start of the course, full fees will be refunded minus the deposit.

Further refunds cannot be made either before, during or after the course, except in the case of course cancellation by the St Giles Educational Trust (SGET). However, at the discretion of the
SGET, the course fee may be transferred to a later course.

Location Overview

St Giles London occupies a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of fashionable Bloomsbury, opposite Russell Square and just a 5-minute walk from the British Museum. The school is located within walking distance of many famous London landmarks and it has great transport links.

St Giles London Highgate is a beautiful period house surrounded by a large garden. This fashionable suburb of North London is only 20 minutes by tube from the central London and it has excellent sports, shopping and leisure facilities.

St Giles Brighton is situated in the centre of this young cosmopolitan seaside city, directly opposite the famous Royal Pavilion, a few minutes' walk from the beach and from the main shopping and leisure areas. Brighton is only one hour by train away from London: it rivals the capital for its outstanding restaurants, pubs and bars as well as its thriving arts and cultural scene.

Details and Comparisons

Contact St Giles International - the St Giles Educational Trust

In order to provide you with the best service possible, St Giles International - the St Giles Educational Trust needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

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We also offer fully online CELTA courses.

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Student Reviews

Words most commonly used to describe this centre

From the interview to the post-course, administration, St Giles Highgate is outstanding. The tutors are jet-powered, full of creative and tested ideas for making lessons interactive and effective. They are always available to help with planning, they give useful feedback which is constructive and sensitive. The college is situated in a quiet street in Highgate; it has a beautiful garden, well-equipped teaching spaces and a cafe where the staff are really friendly. The way the course is run creates a positive, supportive atmosphere where you can form strong relationships with fellow trainees and the lovely students you teach in the afternoons. The course is intensive, and it's hard to find time for anything else during the four weeks, but - as in all things - you get out what you put in! I would recommend St Giles Highgate unreservedly.

, CELTA student,

The support received from the tutors completely surpassed anything I’d had before in regards to education. You feel supported every step of the way and as a result they produce confident and excited new teachers.

, CELTA student,

I learned so much on this course, on so many levels and I feel so much more confident now to teach English to others.

, CELTA student,

The tutors were amazing and I felt like I learnt a lot. I already had a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in English Literature and Linguistics, so sometimes it felt like it was going a bit slowly. There weren't a lot of students to practise on at times, so that was often stressful. It was still a great experience, though I would have loved some more guidance to get a better "grade" by the end.

, CELTA student,

St. Giles' CELTA gave me fantastic preparation for my first year of teaching English. I am now working full time and still use some of the lessons I delivered during the course!

, CELTA student,

This is a highly professional organisation. My course tutors certainly put their all into delivering the course and ensuring that we all improved our teaching and knowledge of pedagogy. For me the course was so positive (mid-life career change) that I have to describe it as life-changing. The students and trainees are well looked after here. Make no bones about it, it is hard work but also thoroughly enjoyable. The tutors really care. I would recommend this to anyone interested in doing the CELTA.

, CELTA student,

The course has certainly given me ample knowledge and skills to be geared up in the ESL/EFL industry. The administrative staff has been efficient in providing us information and guidance. Our tutors were excellent. They complimented each other with their unique character, methodologies and attitude. I appreciate how they maintained high level of professionalism throughout the course. Most importantly, we established mutual respect as trainees and mentors. I cannot complain about the facilities as nearly all the resources I needed during the course can be found in the school (The IWB is great!). I suppose a big thank you is my final comment. St. Giles met my expectation!

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed my CELTA course with Jo and Phil at St Giles International. Jo and Phil were incredibly supportive and helpful both on and in the margins of the course and this support has also continue post-qualification, which I really appreciate. I took the course in the Highgate location and this was perfect for my CELTA cohort. The school is tucked away in a lovely area of London and the CELTA classrooms have their own nook at the bottom of the lovely garden. I went on to teach at St Giles Central over the summer and can give a thumbs up to this branch of St Giles too. The location is wonderful and the atmosphere at Central is great too, with the management team and experienced teachers being really supportive of CELTA students and newly qualified teachers alike. If you do apply, Emily and the admin team at Highgate are excellent and made the whole application process really smooth. Highly recommended!

, CELTA student,

CELTA has proved to be a highly motivating and confidence boosting experience for me as a language teacher. I have seen myself growing thousand folds as an eductor and a team player during its course.

, CELTA student,


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