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Our brand new ESOL Skills for Life qualifications, available at Entry Levels 1,2,3 and Levels 1 and 2, have been developed using the knowledge and expertise gained from over 20 years working with centres to accredit their ESOL provision.

According to a report published in June 2019 by the Department of Education'improving employment prospects, enabling civic engagement and integration, and developing life skills to enable engagement in everyday life activities' are the key motivations found amongst learners for learning English.

OCN London's new ESOL qualifications aim to facilitate language development to help people to:

  • gain or progress within meaningful and sustainable employment
  • develop skills that support engagement in daily life activities
  • develop further independence
  • build confidence in socialising with others in different contexts
  • access services and benefits

We place authenticity firmly at the heart of our on-demand ESOL assessments, ensuring that we use real language in realistic contexts so that each task offers up a meaningful experience that learners of all ages may connect with and encounter in real life.


Key Features

    Internally Assessed

    User-friendly assessment paperwork

    Sample papers available online

    On demand assessments

    No minimum learner numbers

Additional Benefits

    Continuous support from named Support, Curriculum and Quality Contacts

    Competitively priced

    No hidden charges

    Credit transfer available

    Free training available


Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 1) E1 6 60
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1) E1 12 120
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 1) E1 9 90
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1) E1 27 270
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 2) E2 6 60
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2) E2 12 120
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 2) E2 9 90
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2) E2 27 270
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 3) E3 6 60
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3) E3 12 120
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 3) E3 9 90
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 3) E3 27 270
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) 1 6 60
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) 1 12 120
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) 1 9 90
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life 1 27 270
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) 2 6 60
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) 2 12 120
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) 2 9 90
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life 2 27 270

Specifications

Click to download the qualification guide.

Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 1) E1 6 60
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1) E1 12 120
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 1) E1 9 90
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1) E1 27 270
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 2) E2 6 60
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2) E2 12 120
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 2) E2 9 90
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2) E2 27 270
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 3) E3 6 60
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3) E3 12 120
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 3) E3 9 90
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 3) E3 27 270
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) 1 6 60
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) 1 12 120
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) 1 9 90
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life 1 27 270
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) 2 6 60
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) 2 12 120
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) 2 9 90
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life 2 27 270

Entry 1 (Travel in the UK)

Reading

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme

Writing

Assessment Paper

Speaking and Listening

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme
Audio

Entry 2 (Travel in the UK)

Reading

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme

Writing

Assessment Paper

Speaking and Listening

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme
Audio

Entry 3 (Travel in the UK)

Reading

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme

Writing

Assessment Paper

Speaking and Listening

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme
Audio

Level 1 (Travel in the UK)

Reading

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme

Writing

Assessment Paper

Speaking and Listening

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme
Audio

Level 2 (Travel in the UK)

Reading

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme

Writing

Assessment Paper

Speaking and Listening

Assessment Paper
Mark Scheme
Audio

Charges and Funding

Charges

Qualification Fee per learner
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 1) £12
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1) £20
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 1) £12
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1) £34
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 2) £12
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2) £20
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 2) £12
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2) £34
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 3) £12
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3) £20
OCNLR Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 3) £12
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 3) £34
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) £12
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) £20
OCNLR Level 1 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) £12
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life £34
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) £12
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) £20
OCNLR Level 2 Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) £12
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life £34

Funding

There is funding available for these qualifications from the following source(s): Adult Skills, 16-19 EFA, Section 96 (Approved for 14-16s). Find out more by accessing The ESFA funding hub.