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Advance your teaching career with a reputable qualification.

Delta is a globally-recognised, advanced qualification for experienced English language teachers – accredited by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. It takes serious dedication, passion and a commitment to continued professional development, which is why the qualification is so highly-regarded across the world and attractive to educational institutions in the field.

There are three modules you must pass to be Delta-qualified. Module 1 concentrates on understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching.

Although the course is part-time, it is very intensive. You should ensure that you have the strength, space and mental capacity to take on the challenge. For Module 1, you do not need to have a current class, although it can help you make sense of some of the theory or allow you to put certain hypotheses to the test if you do.


Minimum age
Minimum language level
Proficient C1
Entry requirements
CELTA qualification (or equivalent)

2-3 years of teaching experience
Student to tutor ratio
(depending on course size)
approx. 6:1
Course dates
4 September 2023 - 1 December 2023
Course fee
Exam fees
(7 June 2023 and 6 December 2023)
Bell admin fee
Invigilation fee charged by the exam centre
Usually between £50 and £120

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Chris UK
I was fairly experienced when I started but I realised that an experienced teacher is not the same as an expert teacher. So much of what I learned on the course still influences my teaching today.
Emily UK
Studying for the DELTA online is great because it gives you the freedom and flexibility to fit the reading around other commitments.
Ksenia Russia
I believe the online course was perfect for me as it allowed me to combine my studies with other commitments. Thanks to the work of my Online Personal Tutor (OPT) I received all the necessary support and help, despite it not being face-to-face.

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Develop your awareness of theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
  • Develop your knowledge of different ELT teaching approaches and methodologies, including emerging developments
  • Understand language systems and skills in their contexts of use
  • Identify learners’ problems in developing language and skills proficiency
  • Critically evaluate teaching and reference materials and resources in a range of ELT contexts
  • Understand the role and methods of assessment


Module 1 Course Overview


Engage in your learning.

Our highly-experienced Delta tutors and assessors will support you through a series of online tasks that have been designed to develop your knowledge, encourage reflection, and have constant interaction through personal tutor feedback and peer exchange with other trainees. Through varied tasks, sometimes in groups, you will cover:

  • Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
  • Different approaches and methodologies including current developments
  • Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
  • Language skills and learners’ problems
  • Resources, materials, and reference sources for language learning
  • Key concepts and terminology related to assessment

Though you will be expected to read and complete tasks independently, our Module 1 (Online) is a fully-tutored and comprehensive learning experience and will not simply rely on self-study with occasional guidance.

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Masters preparation


Practice makes perfect.

Each week, you will have dedicated time to prepare and practise exam tasks. This is an excellent indicator that will inform our regular discussions with you about your areas of strength and areas where your exam performance needs particular focus. You will receive individual, constructive and useful feedback from our most experienced Delta tutors.

This way, we can ensure you always have clear and relevant objectives throughout the course, and ultimately have the best chance of success when sitting the exam.

Meet some of your tutors

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Alastair Douglas

Delta Tutor

Jacqueline Douglas

Teacher and Teacher Trainer

Sample timetable


Delta Module 1 Online sample timetable


Where do you take the exam?

You can sit the exam at your own local exam centre and we can arrange all of this for you! Simply confirm with us that you would like to sit the upcoming exam – at least 2 months prior to the exam date. The exam fees will be invoiced and paid directly to Cambridge English on your behalf – receipt of your payment will secure your place.

The exam is made up of two 1½ hour papers taken on the same day. Successful candidates will be issued with a Delta Module One certificate with one of the following pass grades: Pass, Pass with Merit, or Pass with Distinction. Certificates will be sent to Bell and we will post these to you once received.

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Course dates

DELTA online learning


04 September 2023 - 01 December 2023

Book all three DELTA modules with Bell and get £200 off or alternatively pay in 9 monthly instalments

Our course includes

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Delta Module 3

4 September - 24 November 2023
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  • Extend your practice and ELT specialism
  • Focus on syllabus design, testing and assessment
  • Needs analysis and diagnostic testing
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31 July - 11 August 2023
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  • Promote innovative teacher development