Cambridge English : DELTA

Teaching Qualifications

Because Delta is awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge, it is internationally recognised, highly respected and a benchmark for quality.

Delta is regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) at Level 7 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It helps teachers prepare for more senior teaching roles and facilitates progression to other qualifications, such as MAs in Linguistics and Language Teaching. Some MA programmes will accept Delta credits (up to 20 credits for each module).

Why choose DELTA?
  • It takes your career to the next level by showing you have what it takes to progress in your current role, or move to a more senior role.
  • It allows you to deepen your knowledge of English language teaching, by extending your expertise in a specialist area.

With DELTA, you show employers that you:
  • have a good understanding of language acquisition, systems and skills.
  • have a good understanding of methodology and approaches to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • understand and can apply the key principles of syllabus design and course planning.
  • can reflect on your current beliefs and practices.

DELTA is ideal for you if you:
  • are a teacher with at least one year’s experience, working with any age range– young learners, teenagers or adults in any context.
  • want to deepen your knowledge and understanding of English language teaching.
  • want to acquire the skills and techniques that will help you throughout your career.

What can I do with my DELTA qualification?
As a Delta-qualified teacher, you may consider moving into teacher support, in the role of senior teacher. You could develop in-service training for teachers in your organisation and conduct professional development sessions.
You can also expect to have access to job postings for more senior positions such as academic coordinator and director of studies.
Many universities give credits for MA candidates in Applied Linguistics or TESOL for their Delta qualifications.

DELTA Modules
Delta consists of three modules: Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3, which you can take together or separately, in any order and at any time. All three modules include a focus on theory and practice.

Delta Module 1
Here at Anchorage Learning Centre, candidates can register to sit DELTA Module 1 paper. This module focuses on the understanding of and background in teaching and learning English in a range of contexts.

Content Area
  • Theoretical perspectives on language acquisition and language teaching
  • Different approaches and methodologies, including current developments
  • Language systems and learners’ linguistic problems
  • Language skills and learners’ problems
  • Knowledge of resources, materials and reference sources for language learning
  • Key concepts and terminology related to assessment
  • lesson planning, the activities and resources needed to support a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach.

How you will be assessed for DELTA Module One
The Module One examination consists of two 90-minute papers, with a 30-minute break in between (3 hours 30 minutes in total).

Registering for DELTA Module 1
Contact us to register for the exam, but it is advisable to check if you meet the following criteria:
  • Do you have at least one year’s experience of teaching English?
  • Is your English good enough to teach at a range of levels? (Minimum CEFR Level C1–C2 or above.)
  • You will normally have an initial English language teaching qualification, such as CELTA.