ESOL ( English) Skills for Life are for
learners who need to develop their English skills for use in everyday life and/or
work. The government and employers have called for an increase in the level of
basic literacy skills for use in everyday life, education, and employment and these
qualifications have been developed to meet this need.
The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:
- develop their English language knowledge and skill
- achieve a nationally recognised qualification
- develop personal growth and engagement in learning
- develop English skills for personal and employment–related applications.
Progression opportunities through Pearson qualifications
Learners who have achieved a Pearson Edexcel Award or Certificate in ESOL Skills
for Life qualification can progress to the next level of Pearson Edexcel Award or
Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life qualification as required to meet their learning and
achievement needs; progress to Functional Skills English units or, for 16–19–year–
old learners, they may progress to GCSE English or other English qualifications.
Learners can use their learning and achievement to support their employment aims
and progression in their chosen career