CELTA QCA level 4 and level 5?

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CELTA QCA level 4 and level 5?

Unread post by pokedmund » 05 Jan 2010, 22:07

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.
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Re: CELTA QCA level 4 and level 5?

Unread post by Alex Case » 06 Jan 2010, 22:08

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

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