Delta consists of three modules, which can be taken together or separately, in any order, and over any time period.
Module Two requires course attendance at an authorised Delta centre so that teaching practice can be supported and assessed.
Candidates may either follow a course at a centre or prepare independently for Modules One and Three.
Module Two requires course attendance at an approved Delta centre so that teaching can be supported and assessed.
Delta is designed to help candidates to develop as teachers and progress to new career opportunities.
It is regulated at Level 7 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework for England, Wales and N.
The earlier formats of the qualification were equivalent in level to the current Delta qualification but were more narrowly focused on teaching general English (as a foreign language) to adult learners; whereas the current qualification is more broadly focused on teaching a wider range of learners with a variety of needs.) The current qualification also has a more practical orientation.
The written examination, which previously consisted of a number of essay questions, now uses pieces of data (such as samples of students’ work, authentic texts and published ELT materials) for analysis, comment and evaluation.
It is provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment through authorised Cambridge English Teaching Qualification centres and can be taken either full-time or part-time.
UCLES integrated DTEFLA and DOTE to launch the Cambridge DELTA (Diploma of English Language Teaching to Adults).
In 2008 Delta was revised to its current format, making it suitable for all teaching age groups and divided into three free-standing modules, which can be combined to constitute the Diploma qualification.
Candidates of the current qualification are not required to write traditional academic essays.
Delta is suitable for experienced teachers, who have usually completed an initial teaching qualification, and have at least one year's ELT teaching experience in adult, primary or secondary teaching contexts.