The DELTA course
and qualification is composed of three independent but complementary modules.
One : Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching
Module Three : Extending Practice and ELT Specialism
find out more about the courses which we offer for each module, click on the links above.
Each module is expected to take up about 200 hours of study time, and will have its own certificate. This means
- You don't have to take all of the modules if you don't want to
- You don't have to take each module at the same centre
- You can choose if you do them one at a time or consecutively
- Theoretically, you can take them in any order. Most people, however, will need to start with Module One. We would
only consider an application to go straight into Module Two or Three if you could demonstrate that you already possessed the knowledge included in the first, introductory module - for example, if you
already held another ELT qualification at Diploma or Master's level.
The Cambridge Delta qualification for teachers is at the same academic level as a Master's degree or a professional diploma in the UK, Ireland and other European
Countries. This is a result of Delta being placed at level 7 of the UK government’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). Those who pass Delta can now accumulate a total of 60 QCF credits broken
down into 20 for Module One (Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching), 20 for Module Two (Developing Professional Practice) and 20 for Module Three (Extending
Practice and ELT Specialism).
Please note : this does not mean that Delta is equivalent to a Master's degree, but simply at the same academic level - a Master's includes many more study hours and consists of courses
adding up to 180 credits. However, as Delta is recognised as being at the same level, universities running related may accept Delta credits as valid for their courses.