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Esol in English entry 3

People’s reasons for needing to improve their English often vary, and these qualifications are designed to be flexible. There are separate small qualifications in Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing, as well as a larger qualification that includes all three.

Entry requirements
This is a Free course subject to eligibility. The City & Guilds have not set additional entry requirements for this qualification.

What is involved in studying this course?
You’ll usually be asked to complete a short test at the start of your course that’s known as an initial assessment. This will help to decide which ESOL qualification is right for you.

All assessment at Entry level is internally assessed by the centre. City & Guilds provides a bank of assignments that can be taken as soon as candidates are ready.

What careers can this lead to?
Being able to use spoken and written English effectively is vital for almost any career. ESOL Skillls for Life may enable learners to access other English qualifications such as City & Guilds’ English Skills, Functional/Essential Skills or GCSE. They might also help learners to gain the confidence and language skills necessary to access other learning or progress further in their chosen career.

If you’re intending t use your ESOL qualification to support an application for permanent Settlement or Naturalisation in the UK, you’ll also need to ensure that you have met all of the Home Office’s other requirements.

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