I’ve read that it’s a lot of hard work and that there are many sleepless nights. Is it true?
A CELTA course aims to ‘create’ a teacher from scratch in 120 hours so yes, it’s very true that it requires a lot of hard work and commitment. Sleepless nights are not essential, however. The long days are often the norm as most candidates are excited by their learning, want to do as well as possible and because they are professional and dedicated.
The timetable is designed in such a way that trainees have time to cover everything. It is, however, fundamental that you have good organisational skills or failing that, that you keep up with the pace of the tasks set by the tutors.