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Access to HE 2024
Level 3
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Qualification Grading Type


Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand the needs and opportunities of ESOL learners in the learning environment.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1.

    Explain how the needs of ESOL learners differ from non ESOL learners.

  • 1.2.

    Explain how bilingualism can enhance the classroom environment.

  • 1.3.

    Discuss the importance of aspects of English language for ESOL learners:

    • Word recognition.
    • Phonic skills development.
    • Personal interaction with words.
    • Handwriting skills.
    • Composition skills.
    • Punctuation and spelling development. 


Be able to use best practice approaches to plan learning opportunities for ESOL learners.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1.

    Plan an effective ESOL lesson for either a class or an individual, including three of the following teaching approaches:

    • Visual learning.
    • Group activities.
    • Public (in class) speaking opportunities.
    • Use of scaffolding using native language. 
  • 2.2.

    Justify choice of teaching approaches.


Be able to adapt teaching and learning resources to meet the needs of ESOL learners.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1.

    Adapt traditional English teaching resources for an ESOL activity.

    Indicative Content

    Such as word, sorting, or matching cards.

  • 3.2

    Use technology to adapt an English resource for an ESOL activity.


Know how to use daily lived experiences to enhance learning for ESOL learners.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1.

    Evaluate how the everyday lives of ESOL learners can be used to support learning activities.

  • 4.2.

    Analyse how to integrate words and signs from the local community into the teaching and learning experience.