Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)

If English is not your first language and you want to become fluent, our ESOL courses can help you develop your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. By using digital technology and fun activities you can also improve your English vocabulary and grammar.

Course Overview:

Who is this course for?

ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are designed for adults who live, study or work in the United Kingdom. This Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1) is aimed at candidates who have little literacy knowledge or experience in English.

Why this ESOL course is important?

You will have the opportunity to gain a qualification accredited by English Speaking Board or Trinity College London at various times of the year and develop your knowledge skills and knowledge. We offer fast track courses over two terms, some year-long courses and some short one-term courses. You can study in the mornings, afternoons or evenings.

Approved Awarding Organisation:

  • English Speaking Board
  • Trinity College London

Course Specification:

  • Type of Course:Full time
  • Course length: 1 year
  • Annual Course Fee: £1,695.00
  • Start Date: 03rd September 2018
  • No previous qualifications are required at this level

Unit awards:

There are three awards available at Entry level 1:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Speaking and Listening

Candidates who pass all three awards receive an overarching ESOL Skills for Life (Entry level 1) certificate.

Exam Format: Trinity College London

ReadingControlled exam45 minutes
WritingControlled exam30 minutes
Speaking and ListeningConversation with an examiner – 2 tasksGroup discussion with an examiner – 1 task5 minutes5 minutes

Exam Format: English Speaking Board

ReadingControlled exam30 minutes
WritingControlled exam45 minutes
Speaking and ListeningThe assessment consists of four tasks:

  • Exchanging information
  • Unprepared talk
  • Describing people, places and things
  • Listening to two short texts and taking part in a discussion
22 minutes

Full details of the exam format and procedures at this level can be found in the relevant awarding bodies’ website. For confirmation visit www.trinitycollegelondon.co.uk or www.esbuk.org

Group Booking

To arrange a group booking of ESOL Training please contact us directly. Please contact us to discuss on-demand testing capability.

Course Summary

Course Name:  ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)

Type of Course: Full time

Course length: 1 year

Annual Course Fee: £1,695.00

Start Date: 3rd September 2018

Entry Requirement: No previous qualifications are required at this level. Assessment and interview will take place at the centre.

Awarding Body: English Speaking Board / Trinity College London

ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1): Intensive ESOL Exam Preparation course for advanced learners

Workshop: Every month

Course length:  1 month

Entry Requirement: Assessment and interview at the centre

Fee: £295.00

Test Summary

Test Name:  Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)

Awarding Body: English Speaking Board/ Trinity College London

Result: Provisional results within 2 weeks

Certificate: Certificate usually sent within 21 days

Test Type: Speaking & Listening and Reading & Writing

Test fee: £150.00

Test duration:

  • Reading 30 min
  • writing 40 min and
  • Speaking & Listening 10/ 22 minutes.



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