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ESOL Skills for Life

Our ESOL Skills for Life qualifications, available at Entry Levels 1,2,3 and Levels 1 and 2, have been developed using the knowledge and expertise gained from over 20 years working with centres to accredit their ESOL provision.

Overview

According to a report published in June 2019 by the Department of Education, ‘improving employment prospects, enabling civic engagement and integration, and developing life skills to enable engagement in everyday life activities’ are the key motivations found amongst learners for learning English.

OCN London’s ESOL qualifications aim to facilitate language development to help people to:

  • Gain or progress within meaningful and sustainable employment
  • Develop skills that support engagement in daily life activities
  • Develop further independence
  • Build confidence in socialising with others in different contexts
  • Access services and benefits

We place authenticity firmly at the heart of our on-demand ESOL assessments, ensuring that we use real language in realistic contexts so that each task offers up a meaningful experience that learners of all ages may connect with and encounter in real life.

Key features

  • Internally Assessed
  • User-friendly assessment paperwork
  • Sample papers available online
  • On-demand assessments
  • No minimum learner numbers

Additional Benefits

  • Continuous support from named Support, Curriculum and Quality Contacts
  • Competitively priced
  • No hidden charges
  • Credit transfer available
  • Free training available

Qualifications

Level Qualification Credits Guided
Learning
Hours
Digital
Resources
E1 OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1) 27 270 -
E1 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 1) 6 60 -
E1 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 1) 9 90 -
E1 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1) 12 120 -
E1 OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 1) (CEFR A1) 16 120 -
E2 OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2) 27 270 -
E2 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 2) 6 60 -
E2 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 2) 9 90 -
E2 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2) 12 120 -
E2 OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 2) (CEFR A2) 16 120 -
E3 OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 3) 27 270 -
E3 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 3) 6 60 -
E3 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 3) 9 90 -
E3 OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3) 12 120 -
E3 OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 3) (CEFR B1) 16 120 -
L1 OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life 27 270 -
L1 OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) 6 60 -
L1 OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) 9 90 -
L1 OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) 12 120 -
L1 OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (CEFR B2) 16 120 -
L1 OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL International (Reading and Listening) (CEFR B2) 8 60 -
L2 OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life 27 270 -
L2 OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) 6 60 -
L2 OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) 9 90 -
L2 OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) 12 120 -
L2 OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (CEFR C1) 16 120 -
L3 OCNLR Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (CEFR C2) 16 120 -
L3 OCNLR Level 3 Award in ESOL International (Reading and Listening) (CEFR C2) 8 60 -

Sample Assessments

Charges

Funding

There is funding available for these qualifications from the following source(s): Adult Skills, 16-19 EFA, Section 96 (Approved for 14-16s). Find out more by accessing the ESFA funding hub.

OCN London’s flexibility and support means LSEC has an innovative and successful Access to HE offer and has secured multiple great partnerships and progression agreements with Higher Education Institutes in and around London.

London South East Colleges (LSEC)

Training & Events

We aim to ensure that our approved Centres and new customers are fully up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices by offering a comprehensive calendar of informative webinars and training events. Please browse our calendar to view our upcoming sessions.

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Webinar  |  29 May 15:00

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Webinar  |  3 Jun 15:00

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Join us in this 30 minute session for an overview of our Essential Digital Skills and Digital Functional Skills Qualifications, which includes a demonstration...

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Webinar  |  4 Jun 09:30

Introduction To Assessment & Moderation Processes For Newly Recognised Centres

This training session is designed for people who are completely new to formal assessment and moderation and specifically have become an OCN London recognised...

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Webinar  |  5 Jun 15:00

The Age of AI | Generative AI tools and their risks

Join us on this information 30 minute webinar, to find out more about AI assessment tools and how to make the best use of...

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Webinar  |  12 Jun 15:00

Embedding Pre-employment Training in ESOL Teaching and Learning

Join us on this specially designed 90 minute workshop, to find out more about embedding pre-employment training in ESOL teaching and...

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Webinar  |  12 Jun 15:00

Introducing OCN London’s online platform for the Access to HE Diploma in Nursing

Join us on this 45 minute webinar to find out more about our brand new online platform, designed to support those undertaking the Access to HE Diploma in...

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