Using the Certificates in ESOL Skills for Life by warwar123

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									Section 3a: ESOL for Work qualifications available 2007- 08

Awarding body             Levels offered      Features of assessment                    Frequency
Cambridge ESOL            Assessment          3 modes can be taken separated – all      On demand
                          te s ts             needed for accreditation
                          available at all    100% External assessment
                          levels – Entry      Reading and listening – computer
                          3 and level 1       adaptive test
                          accredited          Speaking – 1 to 1 interview
                                              Writing – paper test
City and Guilds           Entry 3, Level      2 u n i ts                                On demand
                          1                   Reading and Writing
                                              Speaking and Listening
                                              Assignment based
                                              Internal assessment, external
                                              verification
                                              Sample assignments available on line
National Open             Entry 3, Level      3 units – all needed for accreditation    On demand
College Network           1                   Reading
(NOCN)                                        Speaking and listening
                                              Writing
                                              NOCN exemplar assessment materials
                                              OR centres can design own
                                              assessments. Internal assessment,
                                              external moderation.
English Speaking          Entry 3, Level      100% external assessment                  On demand
Board                     1                   Speaking and Listening –student peer
                                              group
                                              Reading
                                              Writing
                                              Single session assessment for all
                                              s k ills
                                              60% marks on spoken interaction
Scottish                  Entry 3, Level      Assessment exemplars provided by          On demand
Qualifications            1                   SQA internally assessed, sample
Authority                                     externally verified.
                                              All 4 skills.
Trinity College           Entry 3, Level      100% external assessment                  On demand
London                    1                   2 units – both needed for accreditation
                                              Speaking and Listening –interview
                                              Reading and Writing – written exam

Open College of           Entry 3, Level      3 units available as ’pre-work’ or ‘in    On demand
the North West            1                   work’
                                              Speaking and Listening –tutor/learner
                                              role play interview
                                              Reading - written test
                                              Writing – written test
                                              Internally marked and moderated and
                                              externally moderated.




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 LLU+, London South Bank University September 2006


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