Certificates in ESOL Skills for Life
- Available at five levels ‑ Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2
- Wholly externally assessed, by trained and experienced examiners
- Available on demand to suit the learner and the learning provider
- Accredited by the QCA and funded by the Learning and Skills Council
- Available every day of the year, except UK public holidays
- Personal details/experiences
- Buying goods
- UK society
Skills for Life is the government s strategy for improving adult literacy, numeracy
and ESOL skills in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. From September 2004, all
qualifications for adult learners of English in the state sector which relate to the strategy
must be based on the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum ‑ a development of the National Standards
for Adult Literacy ‑ and accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
In response to these requirements, Cambridge ESOL is offering the full range of Certificates
in ESOL Skills for Life. These qualifications provide flexible assessment of ESOL learners in
England, Wales and Northern Ireland, whilst minimising the workload of teachers and
administrators. They reflect the use of English in everyday life and are fully based on the
Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.
The Skills for Life Certificates are:
Recognising that the individual s language skills can vary quite significantly in their
development, the new certificates allow learners to enter for different modes at different levels,
to accommodate spiky profiles . At each level, learners who achieve a Pass will be awarded
certificates at mode level from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Who are they for?
The Skills for Life tests are designed for adult (16+) speakers whose home language
is not English, who are living or trying to settle in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These
ESOL learners may include refugees or asylum seekers, migrant workers, people from settled
communities, and partners or spouses of people who are settled in this country for a number
It is expected that the learners educational and employment backgrounds will be diverse,
as well as their aspirations, literacy levels and language learning skills. This diversity will be
reflected in the range of material selected for use in these tests and in the task types which
candidates will need to complete.
Candidates will encounter topics in the tests which are both familiar and relevant to them
as learners of English. Topics may include:
Weitere Informationen zu den Certificates in ESOL Skills for Life finden Sie hier:
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