Level 1
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
120 hours

Assessment Guidance

In accordance with Gateway Qualifications' Assessment Guidance.


In this unit, learners will learn how to listen and respond to spoken language in a variety of contexts, speak to communicate information, ideas and opinions and engage in discussion with others.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to obtain information from spoken sources.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Extract relevant spoken information relating to straightforward topics in a range of contexts.

  • 1.2

    Listen to and demonstrate understanding of explanations and instructions on different straightforward topics in a range of contexts.


Be able to speak to communicate.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Communicate in speech for different purposes.

  • 2.2

    Present information and ideas in a logical sequence, including detail and developing ideas where appropriate.

  • 2.3

    Adapt speech according to context.

  • 2.4

    Articulate the sounds of English using stress and intonation so that meaning is clearly understood.

  • 2.5

    Use language which includes simple, complex and compound sentences, using appropriate tenses and verb forms.


Be able to make requests and ask questions.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Make requests and ask for information in different contexts and for different purposes.


Be able to engage in discussion.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Follow and participate in a discussion on straightforward topics.

  • 4.2

    Make relevant contributions and respond appropriately to contributions from others.

  • 4.3

    Express views and opinions.

  • 4.4

    Contribute to discussion in order to plan action with others.

  • 4.5

    Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal strategies.