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ESOL Skills for Life

The information, exam specifications and resources here relate to Trinity’s ESOL Skills for Life (QCF) qualifications.

 

Trinity ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are for people aged 16 and over who live in the UK and need English for everyday life and for work. They are designed to help people progress into mainstream English education and employment.

To run these exams you need to become a Registered Trinity Centre.

 

Qualifications

ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are available at five levels, each of which is an individual qualification in its own right.

You will find exam specifications and teaching resources on the web page for each level:

Entry 1 | Entry 2 | Entry 3 | Level 1 | Level 2

There are three individual Awards and a full ESOL Skills for life Certificate when every unit has been passed. 

 

Individual Awards   Overarching Certificate
  • Speaking and Listening Award      
  • Reading Award
  • Writing Award
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ESOL Skills for life Certificate
(speaking, listening, reading, writing)

 

Download the Ofqual reference numbers and an A4 overview factsheet containing a summary of the number of exam tasks, timings and credits for each Trinity ESOL Skills for Life unit. 

 

Additional information

We’ve produced some answers to FAQs covering Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing and some Hints and Tips for preparing candidates for work-based tasks.

 

For people who aren’t yet ready for an Entry 1 qualification, Trinity’s Step 1 and 2 exams provide the chance to mark their progress while building up to take an Ofqual regulated Entry Level qualification.

 

Fees and exam sessions

All of Trinity’s ESOL Skills for Life exams are available on demand, subject to a minimum of four weeks’ notice. Download current fees and see our exam administration section for guidance and instructions. To run our exams you need to become a Registered Trinity Centre.

 

Funding

Visit www.gov.uk for current SFA funding rules for ESOL Skills for Life funding and further information.

 

Professional support

Trinity offers professional support to administrators and teachers preparing candidates for our exams - including exam specifications, resources, guidance, workshops and seminars. We also offer site visits to new centres to help get them started with Trinity exams.  

For more information and to find out how you can offer Trinity ESOL Skills for Life qualifications, please email ukesol@trinitycollege.co.uk.

 

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