Frequently Asked Questions

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Are the courses at UKTA accredited internationally?

Yes, we have courses at Level 5, Level 6, and Level 7 of the RQF (Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework) and EQF (European Qualifications Framework. All our courses are accredited by UK bodies including Cambridge, Trinity and NILE.

Do you do the CELTA course at UKTA?

We offer the equivalent course, the Trinity College London CertTESOL. This internationally accredited qualification, like the CELTA, is a Level 5 RQF and EQF qualification, so can be useful to those seeking to work overseas or emigrate. Our tutors at UKTA have previously worked as CELTA tutors and Dan was the lead on all CELTA courses at British Council Sri Lanka between 2018 and 2021.

We can offer the CertTESOL at a much cheaper price than the CELTA as we run an online only course. We are also much more flexible in our course dates as we have a course starting every month, either here in Sri Lanka, or with our partner school in the UK.

What currency do I pay my fees in?

We charge in Sri Lankan rupees for most of our courses. The exception is the DELTA, which is currently charged in pound sterling. UKTA absorbs all the UK registration fees as part of our rupee course prices, so you don't lose on the exchange rate.

How do I pay my course fees?

Bank transfer is the easiest way to make payment. The bank details will be attached to the invoice you receive once we have offered you a place on a course.

How long will my certificate take to arrive?

This is dependent on the postal service between the UK and Sri Lanka as all certificates come from the UK. We estimate your certificates will arrive between 4 to 6 weeks after your grades have been confirmed.

What will I need to complete a course with UKTA?

You'll need a laptop or desktop computer, a Zoom account, and an internet connection. We recommend you purchase a Work and Study package from one of the telecommunications providers.

Who will my tutor be?

This depends on the course, but all UKTA trainers have, as a minimum, a Level 7 (RQF and EQF) EFL qualification and many years experience in the teaching industry. All have previously worked at the British Council and have been approved as a teacher trainer by Trinity College London and are tutors on Cambridge courses delivered by our partner organisations.

Who does UKTA work with?

We work with many organisations to provide you with the best quality and widest variety of courses we can. Our course partners include NILE-ELT (UK) and Language Point (UK). Locally, we have completed projects with British Council (Sri Lanka), British Council (India), the National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET) and have been consultants on various Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG) projects.

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