Skills for Life ESOL

Our ESOL qualifications and exams developed for young people aged 16-19 and adult learners who live in the UK.

Who are Skills for Life ESOL qualifications for?

The Gatehouse Awards ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are based on the National Standards for Adult Literacy and demonstrate a clear relationship to the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum. They are designed for adult Candidates who live in the UK and who are not native speakers of the English language. The aim of these qualifications is to enable Candidates to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills across Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3, Level 1, and Level 2. The qualifications prepare the learners for the world of education, work and participation in the community and wider society. ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are suitable for young people aged 16-19 and adult learners.

Why choose Skills for Life ESOL?

All assessments at all levels are produced by Gatehouse Awards.
Assessments are conducted by teachers in a classroom setting: controlled assessments rather than formal exams.
Assessments can be conducted at times that are suitable to Centres and Candidates.
Learners with achievements from other ESOL qualifications can have their prior learning recognised.
Full guidance is given to teachers and assessors in the form of unit standards, unit amplification, mark schemes and marking.
Qualifications consist of independently developed units, mapped to the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.
A range of free resources to assist teachers, assessors and internal moderators.

Skills for Life ESOL Qualification Levels

GA ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE (ENTRY 1) (RQF)
  • Ref: 601/8170/9
  • GLH: 270
  • TQT: 360
  • Unit level qualifications are available
GA ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE (ENTRY 2) (RQF)
  • Ref: 601/8171/0
  • GLH: 270
  • TQT: 360
  • Unit level qualifications are available
GA ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE (ENTRY 3) (RQF)
  • Ref: 601/8173/4
  • GLH: 270
  • TQT: 360
  • Unit level qualifications are available
GA LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE (RQF)
  • Ref: 601/8479/6
  • GLH: 270
  • TQT: 360
  • Unit level qualifications are available
GA LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE (RQF)
  • Ref: 601/8481/4
  • GLH: 270
  • TQT: 360
  • Unit level qualifications are available

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