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Open College Network West Midlands Centres: Lifetime learning for all

ESOL Skills for Life Qualifications

New ESOL Skills for Life Qualifications – Coming Soon!
We’re delighted to announce that we are developing a comprehensive ESOL Skills for Life suite of qualifications covering Entry 1-3 and Level 1-2. 
Our Entry 1-3 offer will be available from April 2019.
Our Approach

We want to set up one-to-one dialogues with our existing Centres and potential new Centres that currently offer or are thinking about offering ESOL qualifications, to discuss the potential benefits of delivering these qualifications using us.  Through this dialogue we want to discuss how we could work with you to develop centre assignments that can better meet the needs of your learner cohorts. 
If you are an existing Centre you will already be familiar with the excellent customer service and value for money we can provide as your local national Awarding Body based in the Midlands, providing you with a dedicated Business Development Manager, Quality Advisor and Business Support team to personally manage every aspect of your day to day dealings with us.
About the ESOL Qualifications

ESOL Skills for Life qualifications support speakers of other languages based within the UK to develop their English language skills for work, further learning or everyday life. They are intended for anyone based in the UK needing to improve their understanding and use of written or spoken English. This might be to help get on at work (or get a job), prepare for further study, access public services, or just to function more effectively in an English-speaking environment.
These qualifications are based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy, and anyone involved in teaching or assessing must be familiar with the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.
The qualifications are made up of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening units. Each unit will be assessed through the completion of assignment tasks provided by Open College Network West Midlands. The successful achievement of all the tasks for a unit provides confirmation that all learning outcomes and assessment criteria within the units of assessment have been achieved. Assessments will be internally marked by centre assessors and then internally verified to ensure consistency. These will then be externally verified by Open College Network West Midlands.
Aims of the ESOL Qualifications

To enable learners to:
1. Take a full part in the world of work 
2. Become independent of others, such as interpreters or translators 
3. Access service providers 
4. Travel, work and socialise beyond their local community     

Please contact your Business Development Manager directly or call us on 01902 624230 for further information or to arrange a meeting / conversation about this.
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