ESOL

ENTRY LEVEL 1 READING

Entry Level 1 – READING

 

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in ESOL qualifications.

 

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

 

Assessment Methods

  • Task-Based Controlled Assessment

 

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening to level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

 

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Units Maximum Credit Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Learning Aim (L.A):
VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General 10 54 459 Hours 50088397
Unit Level Credit Value GLH Unit Code
Provide facial skin care treatment 2 8 68 M/600/8754
Enhance the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes 2 5 45 H/600/7455
Carry out waxing services 2 7 61 Y/600/9087
Provide manicure services 2 6 53 Y/600/7551
Provide pedicure services 2 6 53 H/600/8766
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work 2 3 30 M/600/1268
Promote additional services or products to customers 2 6 40 D/601/0936
Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety 3 4 38 A/601/5867
Provide make-up services 2 6 47 F/600/8936
Fulfil salon reception duties 2 3 24 Y/600/1264

 

Achievement Methodology/Learning Outcome

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked.

The learner should be able to:

  • Gain meaning from text.
  • Follow a short simple text on a familiar topic or experience in order to extract meaning.
  • Read simple sentence structures in order to extract meaning.
  • Recognize upper and lower case letters in the text.
  • Identify the purpose of text from the way it looks.
  • Be able to obtain information in the text.
  • Obtain straightforward information from simple texts.
  • Identify keywords, signs, and symbols.
  • Recognize digits.

 

Progression Opportunities Learners can also progress from this Entry 1 Award:

  • to an Entry 2 Functional Skills qualification in English
  • to other qualifications at Entry 2 and above
  • towards a GCSE in English. This qualification is designed to help learners begin to develop the English language reading skills that are needed in a wide range of job roles.

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units. However, it is anticipated that the learning provider will have selected the qualification as suitable for the learner on the basis of findings from the initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

Learners should be able to evidence that the selected the qualification is suitable for the learner on the basis of findings from initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details : https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-reading-entry-1/

ENTRY LEVEL 1 WRITING

ENTRY LEVEL 1 WRITING

 

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

 

Assessment Methods

Task-Based Controlled Assessment.

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening to level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Learning Aim (L.A):
Gateway Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry1) 95 Hours 90 Hours
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge
1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum. There is one mandatory unit: Write to Communicate. Learners will learn how to write very simple texts in different formats (including filling in simple forms), use basic punctuation and spell some key words correctly. This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learner to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening), at the same or higher level. Learners can also progress from this Entry 1 Award: • to an Entry 2 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Entry 2 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2. This qualification is designed to help learners begin to develop the English language writing skills that are needed in a wide range of job roles.
Credit Value 3. This is a small qualification with just one unit. It has a credit value of 9

 

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving Gateway Qualification Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 1) will be able to progress to the next level.

 

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

 

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

 

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

It is anticipated that learners will have selected the qualification as suitable on the basis of findings from the initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

 

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-writing-entry-1/

ENTRY LEVEL 1 SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Entry Level 1 SPEAKING AND LISTENING

 

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening at level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Learning Aim (L.A):
Gateway Qualification Entry Award in ESOL 125 Hours 120 Hours
Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening)
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge 1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learners to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Reading), at the same or higher level. Learners can progress from this Entry 1 Award: • to an Entry 2 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Entry 2 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2. There is one mandatory unit: Speaking and Listening. Learners will learn how to listen for information in short spoken sources, follow simple instructions, share information, make basic requests, ask basic questions and take part in simple discussions.
Credit Value 3. This is a small qualification with just one unit. Credit value 12.

 

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked

Learners will be required to learn how to listen for information in short spoken sources, follow simple instructions, share information, make basic requests, ask basic questions and take part in simple discussions.

 

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving a Gateway Qualification Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening (Entry 1) will be able to progress to the next level.

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

 

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

 

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

It is anticipated that their learning provider will have selected the qualification as suitable for learners on the basis of findings from initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

 

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.
For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-speaking-listening-entry-1/

ENTRY LEVEL 2 READING

Entry Level 1 SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening at level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

 

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Learning Aim (L.A):
Gateway Entry Level 2 Gateway Qualification Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 2) 65 Hours 60 Hours
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge 1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum. There is one mandatory unit: Reading. 1. This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learners to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening), at the same or higher level. Learners can also progress from this Entry 2 Award: • to an Entry 3 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Entry 3 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2. Learners will learn how to read and understand simple texts, recognise the purpose of texts, locate information from simple written sources, including through use of alphabetical order.
Credit Value 3. This is a small qualification with just one unit. It has a credit value of 6.

 

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked

Learners will learn how to read and understand simple texts, recognize the purpose of texts, locate information from simply written sources, including through the use of alphabetical order.

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving a Gateway Qualification Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry2), will be able to progress to the next level.

 

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

 

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

 

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

it is anticipated that there learning provider will have selected the qualification as suitable for them on the basis of findings from initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

 

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-reading-entry-2/

ENTRY LEVEL 2 WRITING

Entry Level 2 WRITING

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Task-Based Controlled Assessment

 

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening at level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Learning Aim (L.A):
Gateway Entry Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing)(Entry2) 95 Hours 90 Hours
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge 1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum. There is one mandatory unit: Writing. This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learners to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Reading), at the same or higher level. Learners can also progress from this Entry 2 Award: • to an Entry 3 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Entry 3 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2. Learners will learn how to write simple texts in different formats, including completing straightforward forms, use simple and compound sentence structures, common adjectives and punctuation, and spell key words correctly.
Credit Value 3. This is a small qualification with just one unit. It has a credit value of 9

 

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked
Learners will learn how to write simple texts in different formats, including completing straightforward forms, use simple and compound sentence structures, common adjectives and punctuation, and spell keywords correctly.

 

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving Gateway Qualification Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 2) will be able to progress to the next level.

 

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

 

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

 

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

It is anticipated that their learning provider will have selected the qualification as suitable for the learner on the basis of findings from initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

 

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-writing-entry-2/

ENTRY LEVEL 2 SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Entry Level 2 SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area.

 

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

Task-Based Controlled Assessment

 

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening at level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

 

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Learning Aim (L.A):
Gateway Entry Level 2 ESOL skills for life (Speaking and Listening) 125 Hours 120 Hours
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge 1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum. There is one mandatory unit: Speaking and Listening. a) This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learners to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Reading), at the same or higher level. Learners can progress from this Entry 2 Award: • to an Entry 3 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Entry 3 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2. Learners will learn how to listen for detail and gist in short spoken sources, follow simple instructions, directions and explanations, provide information and explanations, make basic requests, ask questions, make requests and take part in discussions, contributing ideas and responding to others’.
Credit Value 3. This is a small qualification with just one unit. Credit value 12.

 

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked.

Learners will learn how to listen for detail and gist in short spoken sources, follow simple instructions, directions, and explanations, provide information and explanations, make basic requests, ask questions, make requests and take part in discussions, contributing ideas and responding to others’.

 

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving the Gateway Qualification Entry level award in ESOL Skills for Life–Speaking and Listening – Entry 2, will be able to progress to the next level.

 

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

 

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

 

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

It is anticipated that their learning provider will have selected the qualification as suitable for the learner on the basis of findings from initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-speaking-listening-entry-2/

ENTRY LEVEL 3 READING

ESOL Entry Level 3 READING

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

Task-Based controlled Assessment

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening to level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
Gateway Entry Level 3 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) 65 Hours 60 Hours
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge 1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum. There is one mandatory unit: Reading. a) This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learners to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening), at the same or higher level. Learners can also progress from this Entry 3 Award: • to a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Level 1 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2 Learners will learn how to read and understand different types of texts, recognise their purpose, extract key information from written sources and use a dictionary. 3
Understanding assessment in education and Training 3

 

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked

Learners will learn how to read and understand different types of texts, recognize their purpose, extract key information from written sources and use a dictionary.

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving Gateway Qualification Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) will be able to progress to the next level. 

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

Learners should be able to evidence Reading skills at the level below their chosen entry point to these qualifications.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-reading-entry-3/

 

ENTRY LEVEL 3 WRITING

ESOL Entry Level 3 WRITING

 

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

Task-Based Controlled Assessment

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening to level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
Gateway Entry 3 95 Hours 90 Hours
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge 1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum. There is one mandatory unit: Writing. This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learners to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Reading), at the same or higher level. Learners can also progress from this Entry 3 Award: • to a Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Level 1 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2. Learners will learn how to plan and write simple texts in different formats, including forms with some complex features, write in complete sentences, using paragraphs, use correct punctuation and grammar and spell common words correctly. 3
Credit Value 3. This is a small qualification with just one unit. It has a credit value of 9 3

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked

Learners will learn how to plan and write simple texts in different formats, including forms with some complex features, write in complete sentences, using paragraphs, use correct punctuation and grammar and spell common words correctly.

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving a Gateway Qualification Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life in Writing Entry 3, will be able to progress to the next level.

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

Learners should be able to evidence mathematical skills at the level below their chosen entry point to these qualifications.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-writing-entry-3/

 

ENTRY LEVEL 3 SPEAKING AND LISTENING

ESOL Entry Level 3 SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

Task-Based controlled Assessment

Why choose this qualification?

Support

  • Full qualification induction part of qualification approval and on-going support including regular visits from the quality assurance team.
  • Certificates turned around within 5 days of receipt of confirmed marks.
  • Support from a named account team.

Assessments

  • Assessments are available on demand and can be booked during evenings and weekends.
  • No minimum time period between assessment attempts.
  • Assessment tasks based on life skills and everyday situations.
  • All entry level and Speaking and Listening to level 1 & 2 assessments can be contextualized by Centres (but must be approved by Gateway Qualifications).
  • Entry level assessment tasks can be taken on different days and times.
  • Each component is available individually as an Award (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) or as an overarching Certificate.
  • Learners can ‘spike up’ a level as part of the Certificate.
  • All assessments internally marked and externally quality assured (with the exception of Level 2 Reading & Writing which is externally marked).

Programme Summary

Qualification Total Teaching time Total Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
Gateway Entry Level 3 ESOL skills for life (Speaking and Listening) 125 Hours 120 Hours
Skill standards Coverage and range Assessment weighting
Knowledge 1. This qualification is based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and is fully referenced to the ESOL Core Curriculum. There is one mandatory unit: Speaking and Listening. a) This qualification is part of a suite of ESOL qualifications which allows learners to progress through a framework of ESOL units and qualifications from Entry 1 to Level 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Reading), at the same or higher level. Learners can progress from this Entry 2 Award: • to an Entry 3 Functional Skills qualification in English • to other qualifications at Entry 3 and above • towards a GCSE in English.
Understanding 2. Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Reading), at the same or higher level. 3
Credit Value 3. This is a small qualification with just one unit. Credit value 12. 3

Achievement methodology

Exam-based. Externally set and internally marked.

Learners could progress from this Award, for example, to an ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) Award at a higher level or to an Award in a different skill area, such as ESOL Skills for Life (Reading), at the same or higher level.

Progression Opportunities

Learners achieving the Gateway Qualification Entry level award in ESOL Skills for Life – Speaking and Listening – Entry 2, will be able to progress to the next level.

Age

The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre-16; 16-18; 19+

Prior Qualifications

There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units.

Prior Skills/Knowledge/Understanding

It is anticipated that their learning provider will have selected the qualification as suitable for the learner on the basis of findings from initial and/or diagnostic assessment.

Restrictions

There are no restrictions to entry.

For more details: https://www.gatewayqualifications.org.uk/qualification/gateway-qualifications-entry-level-award-esol-skills-life-speaking-listening-entry-2/