School Details - Cheltenham
The school was opened in 1990 and since then has established a strong reputation for high quality language training combined with an extremely personal service, paying particular attention to the needs of all clients.
The school is located in two beautiful, neighbouring Regency buildings in the town centre.
The main school is a medium-sized school offering the ideal combination of quality teaching and a high degree of personal contact with all our students. It is a beautiful Regency villa built in 1796. Located just 30 metres from the High Street, it is superbly positioned for access to buses, shops, restaurants and pubs. This building is used for all adult group courses and for teacher training.
The Business and Professional Language Training Centre was opened in 1998 to better meet the needs of our many business and professional clients. Here you can meet business people from all over the world, including England, enjoy a training programme designed to meet your needs and at the same time, still enjoy all the extra facilities offered by the main school next door.
In spite of its central position, you could easily be forgiven for thinking that the school is out of the town centre, thanks to its beautiful garden and peaceful location.
The high standards of our courses, our teaching staff, our accommodation services and our extra-curricular activities have all been officially and objectively recognised by external bodies.
The school is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults and is accredited under the British Government's "Investor in People" scheme.
The Trinity Diploma is assessed in 4 parts:
Part 1 Written exam
This tests knowledge of theory and broader areas and issue in ESOL
Part 2 Coursework Portfolio
This is a collection of you work built up over the duration of the course based on your classroom teaching
Part 3 Interview with examiner
Part 4 Teaching practice
Very important part of the course, with continual assessment and tutor feedback
- Standard homestay (half board) £140 a week
- Standard homestay (full board ) £155 a week
- Executive homestay including a private bathroom (half board) £190 a week
- Executive homestay including a private bathroom (Full board) £205 a week
- Self-catering £95 a week
33 weeks of online Moodle course and assignments, two weeks face to face at
the end of the course at the school
The premises were lovely and situated very centrally in Cheltenham. There was also a nice buzz about the place and, whilst on a taster day we did not have trainers as such, the staff were quite helpful on the day.
- Mary Morgan -
Very thorough course, has prepared me well for work as a teacher.
- Catherine Steed -
Help for Jobs
Careers and Recruitment
The organisation this school belongs to has over 300 schools worldwide and this school is regularly circularised by both inlingua schools and other schools abroad who are looking for teachers. We have a 'JOBS' noticeboard in our training room where we display any vacancies which come in during the current course. In the final week of each course we have a dedicated session on Careers and Recruitment which includes TESOL websites, what to expect at interviews, what to include in your CV etc.
How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.