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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 1
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Credits:
12
Qualification No:
601/5414/7
GLH:
120 hours
Total qualification time:
120 hours
Price:
£17.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

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 contextualised 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).

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the single mandatory unit totalling 12 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the single mandatory unit totalling 12 credits.

    Speaking and Listening

    Guided Learning Hours:
    120
    Unit Credit Value:
    12
    Unit No:
    J/506/8481
    Click here to view full unit details

    Tutor/Assessor Requirements

    Tutors/Assessors delivering the Gateway Qualifications ESOL qualifications should ideally hold a recognised teaching qualification such as the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training or Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and ideally a specialist ESOL teaching qualification or the CELTA or DELTA qualification. Tutors/Assessors should ideally have an ESOL or Skills for Life background, alternatively they may have a linguistic background.


    Internal Quality Assessor Requirements

    Internal Quality Assurers in addition to being ESOL Tutors/Assessors, should ideally hold a recognised internal quality assurance/verification qualification or be working towards one, examples as follows:

    • D34 qualification.
    • V1 qualification.
    • Internal Verifier Award.
    • Internal Verification of Credit Based Learning: Continuing Professional Development for Practitioners Award.
    • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.
    • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.


    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualification is suitable if English is not their first language and they wish to develop their English language speaking and listening skills at this level in order to progress in further study, work or life.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    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. 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.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    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.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is designed to help learners begin to develop the English language speaking and listening skills that are needed in a wide range of job roles.


    What are the English and maths progression options?

    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.


    What barriers will this qualification help the leaner overcome?

    This qualification is designed to help learners begin to develop the English language speaking and listening skills that are needed in a wide range of job roles.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. However, 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. Learners must be aged 16 or over to take this qualification.

    Funding information

    • This qualification is eligible for funding under the adult education budget (AEB).

    • This qualification is eligible for funding under the European Social Fund (ESF).

    • This qualification appears on the section 96 approved qualification list for delivery to young people aged less than 19 years old.

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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