vocational training & work experience

Preparation for working life

Preparation for Working Life combines work placement in a local company and a classroom-based unit, ‘Responsible Work Practice’ (AptEd Entry level 3 qualification). The programme is designed to prepare participants for professional life and help them develop their communication skills.

Project-based training

Project-based training is a highly beneficial programme for participants with lower language skills or those wishing to work in a difficult industry sector. The training takes place in a partner centre and is a hands-on, practical experience where participants complete smaller projects to better understand the work cycle in their chosen trade.

teacher training & STAFF MOBILITY

CLIL courses

These course programmes are designed to enhance your professional development, enabling you to become a more effective teacher, coach, mentor and communicator in the English language.

Structured courses

For teachers in primary, secondary or adult education who primarily teach English in their classes. The emphasis is on enhancing and improving the teacher’s language awareness and teaching skills. One or two week courses are available.

Job shadowing

What better way to gain a new perspective on teaching than with the help of other teachers? Tellus works with a network of local schools, giving you an opportunity to enhance your English teaching methods by ‘job shadowing’ colleagues.

work experience

If you teach a particular profession back home, you can find out how that profession works in practice in the UK with our unique work experience opportunities.

Plymouth, UK

With its rich naval history, Plymouth is now a thriving, modern waterfront city and is perfectly located for access to beaches in both Devon and Cornwall, as well as the wonderful open space of Dartmoor, much loved by walkers.

Plymouth Sound and the nearby Hoe mark the iconic gateway to the city, which has undergone a transformation in recent years embracing continental culture and alfresco dining. It was also the port from which the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in 1620.

5 places to see

  • Plymouth Hoe
  • Barbican
  • Royal William Yard
  • Dartmoor National Park
  • National Marine Aquarium

Social and Cultural

A vibrant waterfront city, Plymouth has a host of bar and restaurants, many with sea and coastal views and serving a variety of local and international dishes. We offer a range of social events during your stay, including a conversation club, where you can chat in an informal relaxed atmosphere and a social evening of quizzes, games and music, as well as visits to traditional English pubs.

We also offer Culture Club, a chance to learn and about and experience aspects of British culture. Plymouth itself has a wide range of cultural options too, with the Theatre Royal and Plymouth Pavilions, home to some of the UK’s best live music and comedy acts.



  • Tellus can organise all your transportation needs in terms of airport transfers to and from Plymouth
  • Plymouth is on a mainline rail route from London and coach services to the city are also available
  • There are air services to Exeter Airport with a rail link to Plymouth from Exeter St Davids or 40 minutes by road.
  • If to want to organise your own airport transfers by coach, contact Megabus or National Express or by rail, contact National Rail.


  • Tellus can organise local travel passes during your stay in Plymouth
  • You may find though that it is cheaper to organise travel yourself.
  • For more information on local travel visit www.firstgroup.com or www.plymouthbus.co.uk
  • Please note, we cannot accept any responsibility if your organise your own travel.


  • Homestay: twin or single rooms, either business class or standard room choices on a half-board or full-board basis
  • Bed and breakfast/guesthouse
  • Hotel
  • Student residence (18+)

your health care


  • NHS treatment in the UK is free of charge for all EU nationals
  • You will have to pay for any of the medicines you may need at a pharmacy
  • Check current prices of prescriptions via the NHS website www.nhs.uk
  • Any students from outside the EU will need to have their own medical insurance.


  • You will need an appointment. If you live with a host family you can see their GP
  • The host family will sign you in as a visitor. This treatment is free of charge
  • If you live in self-catering accommodation, contact Tellus and we will make an appointment for you.


  • You will have to pay for dental treatment in the UK
  • You should be able to claim back the cost from your insurance
  • If you need a dentist, contact Tellus and we will make the necessary arrangements


  • In case of serious illness, life threatening emergency or injury, call 999 and ask for an ambulance
  • Give the full name of the person requiring medical assistance, their date of birth, sex, and the exact location, e.g. the nearest house number (or landmark) and street name
  • For a non-emergency, please ask your host family for help, call Tellus for assistance or take a taxi asking for the Accident and Emergency Dept at Derriford Hospital
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