Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Level 1 qualifications have been designed to help learners who do not use English as their first language gain the necessary skills that may be required for employment, education and day-to-day life.
If you’re interested in running our ESOL Level 1 qualifications but are not yet a recognised centre, please complete our centre recognition form or give us a call on 01206 911211. If you are a recognised centre and want to apply to run additional qualifications, please complete our requesting additional qualifications form.
ESOL Level 1 Qualifications
We also offer ESOL qualifications at the following levels and learners can take each skill area (reading, writing, speaking and listening) at a level appropriate to their ability, combining them into an overarching Certificate in ESOL once all the skills have been completed:
ESOL Sample Assessments
You can claim additional funding for adults when teaching time exceeds the Guided Learning Hours for ESOL
Introduction to English for Non-native Speakers
This qualification 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.
Why ESOL qualifications make sense for non-native English speakers.
This article explains the difference in approach between ESOL and Functional Skills qualifications and the considerations Centres should make when choosing an appropriate English qualification for non-native speakers.
Gateway Qualifications is the Ministry of Justice’s sole Awarding Organisation for the delivery of ESOL for Prison Education
A qualification that is adaptable to a learners’ personal and environmental needs
A case study on how HMP Bronzefield use bespoke qualifications to boost confidence and help people become more employable
ESOL Teaching and Learning Resources
Gateway Qualifications has developed a set of support materials for those delivering ESOL, which can be accessed through Prism for Centres that have been approved to run ESOL. However, we have also made a few resources available for centres who are not delivering ESOL with us.