CELTA QCA level 4 and level 5?

Discussion about courses, qualifications etc

Moderator: Susan

pokedmund
Gold Member
Posts: 75
Joined: 02 Jan 2010, 19:12
Status: Other

CELTA QCA level 4 and level 5?

Unread postby pokedmund » 05 Jan 2010, 23:07

Dear All,

Hope you can help. On the Cambridge website, it quotes:

The Cambridge CELTA has been accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) at Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework


Now on the International House website, it's CELTA qualification quotes:

The CELTA is accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework.


CELTA being accredited a by QCA at Level 4 is listed on many school websites, and few have it listed at level 5. I'm trying to apply for a part time course to coincide with my work and have just noticed the slight discrepancy.

My question is, does this matter and should I be concerned? (regarding level 4 and level 5?)
Former Native English Teacher in Hong Kong for 3 years.
British Born Chinese.

Alex Case
Teacher Trainer
Posts: 542
Joined: 17 Aug 2007, 02:53
Status: Teacher
Location: Tokyo
Contact:

Re: CELTA QCA level 4 and level 5?

Unread postby Alex Case » 06 Jan 2010, 23:08

Sounds like an old level 4 became a new level 5 when the system was reorganised in August

http://www.qcda.gov.uk/6637.aspx

I guess the schools haven't updated their websites yet

In answer to your other question, can't see how it could possibly make any difference


Return to “Teacher Training Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests