Vocational qualification Entry level
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These qualifications are available to adult learners in education, the work place, on training schemes, in Adult and Community Learning programmes and in everyday life. They are designed to develop the literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and capabilities that adults who are speakers of languages other than English need to take a full part in at work and in society.
Suitable for: Students returning to education/ English as a second language
To take into account
Non speakers of English
Assessment only to determine course entry
ESOL Qualification (Edexcel/Pearson) Entry 1,2,3; Level 1 & 2
No. Adminstrative fee of 37.50 applicable to all unemployed applicants (course free); Employed pay the full fee
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- English Conversation
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What is ESOL?
ESOL stands for English to Speakers of Other Languages. The course is aimed at people who have come to live in this country which has different customs and ways of doing everyday things. These people need to survive the every day issues of living.
The people who speak other languages need to speak English to get on in this country. Therefore, the ESOL programme intends to develop their communication skills in English, both in spoken discourse, and, importantly, in written discourse so as to live easily and work or study productively in the UK.
What does ESOL involve?
The students can take ESOL on a full-time basis (typically four to five weeks), or part-time (from a few months to over a year). The course will build the students’ confidence in different language skills which include listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
The course is divided into three different levels (Entry, Level 1 and Level 2) consisted each of four components: listening, speaking reading and writing.
Accreditation, Assessment and Internal verification
Our ESOL programme is accredited by the Edexcel Awarding Body. It operates within the national standards set by the DFES.
At each level of the programme, the learners are given day-to-day in-tasks and home-work. The learners also complete a practice test set by the awarding body. Finally they take a formal test set by Edexcel. The test is assessed and verified internally and then externally moderated by an Edexcel appointed verifier.
A successful completion of the Entry Level will enable the learners to progress on the Level 1 of the course. Those students who successfully achieve 1 Certificate in ESOL can progress onto the level 2. Finally those who successfully complete the level 2 will awarded a Level 2 Certificate in ESOL. With their certificate they can embark on different career options or go into employment.