About the Course Modules


The DELTA course and qualification is composed of three independent but complementary modules.

Module One : Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching
Module Two : Developing Professional Practice
Module Three : Extending Practice and ELT Specialism

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 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 section - for example, if you already held another ELT qualification at Diploma or Master's level.
Cambridge ESOL's 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), making it the only English language teaching diploma currently included at this level. Those who pass Delta can now accumulate a total of 60 QCF credits broken down into 20 for Understanding Language, Methodology and Resources for Teaching, 20 for Developing Professional Practice and 20 for 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.
To find out more about the contents and assessment procedure, and about the courses which we are offering, click on the modules which interest you.