To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment. The ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are designed to be used with the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum.
At Entry 1, 2 and 3, learners complete an assignment which is centre-assessed. There's a choice of assignment titles. Each assignment title covers speaking and listening, reading and writing. At Levels 1 and 2, speaking and listening and writing are assessed by supervised portfolio. Reading is assessed using an externally-marked assessment (based on the same specification as City & Guilds' Functional Skills English Reading assessments).
The Adult ESOL Core Curriculum is essential reading for all ESOL Skills for Life tutors and assessors. A thorough understanding of the core curriculum is also crucial for marking the assignments and Levels 1-2 portfolio activities.
If learners are intending to use this qualification towards the Knowledge of Language and Life requirements for permanent Settlement or Naturalisation, they will need to ensure that they also meet all of the Home Office's other requirements.