Gateway Qualifications has recognition from Ofqual to develop, deliver and award ESOL qualifications.

Our ESOL Skills for Life qualifications help you to support your students with their flexible qualifications and accessible assessments.

The key features of Gateway Qualifications’ ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are:

  • Across Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3, Level 1, and Level 2
  • Awards in Reading (6 credits), Writing (9 credits), and Speaking and Listening (12 credits)
  • Overarching Certificate bringing together each skill area
  • On-demand assessment

If you're interested in running our ESOL Skills for Life qualifications, please complete our Offer this qualification form or call us on 01206 911 211 and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

Features and Benefits

Why should you choose Gateway Qualifications' ESOL Qualifications?

Key Facts

Some key information about Gateway Qualifications' ESOL Skills for Life qualifications.


Answers to frequently asked questions about ESOL qualifications.

Qualification Specification

ESOL Skills for Life Qualification Specification, unit details and Centre Handbook.

Sample Assessments

View our sample assessments.

Introductory Webinar

Find out more about our new ESOL qualifications by attending our introductory webinar.

Introduction to English for Non-native Speakers

This qualifications is for non-native speakers who are seeking to learn English as a second or other language and would not be able to access an Entry ESOL course because of their very low starting point.

Feedback from Centres

Examples of good practice and ideas for implementation from Centres running ESOL Skills for Life.

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