Teacher recruitment policy 

  • ICE requires that all EFL teachers are degree qualified and hold a minimum of CELTA (or equivalent) .
  • The Director of Studies must be DELTA/Trinity Diploma or MA EFL qualified with at least two years teaching.
  • Any teacher involved in the teaching of English for Specific Purposes must also possess subject-specific qualifications. For example, Business English teachers should be CELTA plus CERTiBET qualified (or equivalent). 
  • All contracted teachers must be enhanced CRB-checked. 
  • Temporary/ Cover teachers need not be CRB checked and will not be employed to teach under 18 year-olds. 
  • For all new appointments, at least one reference must be provided.
  • ICE promises its students that all teachers speak English as a first language. Genuinely bilingual teachers are also employed, of course. A true native level of English is required to teach at ICE.

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