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Delta Module One (Face-to-Face)

Progress your career with the highest qualification for English language teachers: Module One.

Course type
Age of student
Language level
Advanced (C1) - Proficient (C2)
Maximum class size
Entry requirements
Two or more years’ teaching experience and a CELTA qualification or equivalent
Course dates
15 June - 26 June 2020
Course Length
2 weeks
£1,035 (exc. VAT, if applicable)
Bell Cambridge

Who is this course for?

Teachers who want to progress their career in English language teaching and become advanced practitioners. Teachers must have passed their CELTA qualification at least one year previously and have two or more years teaching experience.

A Delta will advance your career, allowing you to move into senior roles such as Director of Studies or Teacher Trainer.

    Course outcomes

    Once you have completed Delta Module One, you will be able to:

    • Understand the background to teaching and learning in a range of contexts
    • Focus on your awareness and expertise in professional practice in a range of contexts
    • Focus on a chosen specialism and on syllabus design, testing and assessment

    Course description

    The Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages) is a globally-recognised, advanced qualification for experienced English language teachers. It combines practical teaching elements with a strong theoretical background. There are three modules you must pass to be Delta qualified and it is recommended you begin with Module One.

    • Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources
    • Module Two: Developing professional practice
    • Module Three: choose between Extending Practice and ELT Specialism or English Language Teaching Management.

    You must pass all three modules to be Delta qualified, but there is no time limit for completing all three modules, so you can work at your own pace. The modules are booked and paid for individually, so this can be spread out too. Even if you have completed a module with another school, you can still study with Bell for your remaining modules. All modules are accredited by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge.

    Course programme

    Module One: Understanding language, methodology and resources

    The work is based on writing, reading, study and practice exam tasks. It focuses on understanding language, methodology and resources for teaching. This includes:

    • A background understanding of ELT, teaching approaches and learning in a range of contexts
    • A knowledge of applied linguistics sources on the main principles and practices of English Language Teaching
    • An understanding of practical theory and methodology needed for teaching a range of systems and skills lessons
    • Regular exam practice with constructive and helpful feedback from the most experienced Delta tutors

    Assessment and Certification

    The exam can be sat locally near where you live in December after your course, or in June or December each following year. There is a list of centres on Cambridge English’s website so you can check the closest one to you. We make the arrangements for the exam on your behalf;  if you decide to sit the exam for the upcoming exam date we need to know at least two months beforehand to complete payment and booking procedures in good time. The exam fee is charged by Cambridge English and invoiced by Bell on their behalf.

    The exam itself 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 then passed on to the candidate.

    Some universities accept Delta Module One as credit towards a Masters qualification. Course credits may vary; please enquire with the university directly.

    Course includes

    • Full access to our new Bell Delta learning platform, approved by the awarding body Cambridge English
    • Exam guides, course documents, chat rooms and videos
    • Forums with peer support and encouragement from other teachers
    • Tutor support at every stage with detailed individual feedback on every task
    • We will arrange and book your place for your exams
    • Special delivery of your certificate (you will need to sign for it)
    • Free travel insurance covering your trip if you are travelling to the UK from abroad.

    How to apply

    For Module One, the application deadline is two weeks before the course start date. Where six or more people apply from one organisation, please apply three weeks before.

    Step 1: To apply, complete the Delta application pack. If you have already done a Delta module with Bell please use the application form for a further module.

    Step 2: Next, complete the three application tasks (additional task on the registration form).

    The tasks are based on the types of task you will expect to complete in the final exam. They are designed to be challenging and require careful thought and consideration so don’t be put off at first reading. Please take your time and keep your answers as clear and concise as possible.  We recommend you spend between about an hour completing them.

    Step 3: Please also provide your most up-to-date CV and scanned copies of any relevant TEFL qualifications.

    Step 4: After completing these documents, please submit them preferably by email to Alternatively you can post them to the following address:

    Education Projects
    Red Cross Lane
    CB2 0QU

    Step 5: After receipt of your application by Bell, you may also be asked to take part in an interview, either in person, by phone or Skype depending on the module before a place on the course can be reserved.

    Step 6: If your application is successful, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £300 within seven days of being notified to reserve your place. The balance of the fees is due six weeks before the course start. Please note: We are unable to hold places open for applicants who do not pay their full fees when they are due. All courses are subject to demand. Please visit for full terms and conditions

    Certificates: Successful students will receive a Cambridge English certificate for every Delta module passed. An overall certificate for passing all modules can be produced upon request.

    Please note:

    Fees do not include: Accommodation costs and the Cambridge English exam fee (£117).

    These fees are due for the assessment of each module through Cambridge English and are raised in addition to the course fees. We will contact you before the exam to see if you feel ready to take it in December. We will make your entry and book the exam place on your behalf. You can choose to sit the exam at a local exam centre near you. Your chosen exam centre will invoice you for their invigilation fees directly. You can find a list of registered Delta Module One exam centres on the Cambridge English website.

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    Each year, Bell helps more than 200 teachers study for their Delta qualification.