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Global Competence Certificate

The Global Competence Certificate can help you to develop your intercultural skills and integrate more effectively during your time in the UK.


  • b1+
    I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more difficult grammar and vocabulary.
  • b2
    Upper Intermediate
    I can communicate without much difficulty but still make some mistakes and misunderstand sometimes.
  • c1
    I can speak and understand very well but in unfamiliar situations may have a few problems with topic-specific vocabulary.
Which level should I apply for?

Course Details

Start Date:
Any Monday
Course Length:
4-50 weeks
Minimum Age:

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Whether it is your first time abroad or not, coming to Celtic will be a new experience for you to navigate and our Global Competence Course could the perfect course to help you do this.

Celtic is proud to offer the Global Competence Certificate (GCC). The GCC is a certified intercultural learning programme. It aims to increase your awareness of yourself and others. Taking part in this course can help you grow as a global citizen and develop your intercultural awareness skills.

There are many benefits to adding the Global Competence Certificate to your course. It could help you to:

  • Increase your cultural self-awareness and understanding of others
  • Interact more effectively with people of other nationalities, backgrounds and cultures.
  • Integrate more effectively during your time in the UK
  • Develop your skills as a global citizen which can benefit you for future studies, work and life and
  • Be part of a multi-national open space to explore intercultural topics.

Blended Learning

The GCC consists of 18 modules that you take before, during or after your course at Celtic English Academy. You will complete online modules, watch videos, take part in forums and quizzes; and complete assignments. You will need to attend four interactive sessions at Celtic English Academy. There will also be discussion sessions with other GCC students. There is a focus on reflection, your experience abroad and applying intercultural skills in practice.

In 2020, we will be replacing this course with our new Global Communication & Culture Course.

The GCC Certificate

All students who take part in and complete the GCC will receive a recognised certificate for your CV or personal statement providing you have attended the necessary workshops and completed the online programme.

Before your course

Before you arrive in the UK, you will need to complete nine interactive online modules.

During your course

While you are with us, you will complete seven more online modules and attend between two and four face to face sessions.

After your course

After you return home, you will need to complete the two final modules.

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