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Lewisham College is excited to introduce the CELTA qualification, accredited by The University of Cambridge, starting this January. This internationally recognised certificate is designed to give students the essential knowledge and skills to be able to teach English as a foreign language, paving the way to exciting global opportunities such as living, working and traveling abroad. 

Asfa Sohail, Principal of Lewisham College, commented: “At Lewisham College, we are always striving to provide courses that will help our students achieve their full potential and enjoy successful careers. I’m delighted to announce this new provision and encourage students looking to launch a global career in the incredibly rewarding Education sector, to join our CELTA course.” 

This evening course will run for 20 weeks during which students will gain an understanding of effective teaching methods, how adults learn and the role of the teacher and learner. The course will also equip students with practical teaching skills, high confidence levels and professional knowledge of the sector.  

Students will benefit from classes and seminars delivered by experienced teachers at the Lewisham Way campus and online, whilst receiving regular detailed feedback from tutors.  

Lewisham College is proud to welcome thousands of adult learners every year and has a strong reputation for delivering engaging practical courses. If you are over 18 years old and have a passion for teaching English as a foreign language, then this course could lead you to an exciting international career. To find out more and apply, visit

If you are 19+, a UK resident and applying to study on a Level 3 to Level 6 course, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Discover all you need to know at

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Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

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