Modern Languages for Life and Work Awards

Our Modern Languages for Life and Work Awards develop learners’ language and employability skills, through studying one or two modern languages in practical and relevant contexts for life and work.

The Awards are available at SCQF levels 3 and 4, and are available across ten languages: Cantonese, French, Gaelic (Learners), German, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.

Qualification content and delivery tools

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SCQF level 3

Award and Unit Support Notes

Award and Unit Support Notes are confidential documents. They are held securely and teachers/lecturers can arrange access to them through their SQA Co-ordinator.

Unit Assessment Support

Unit Assessment Support for the Award (French and Generic versions) is held securely and teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.

These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. They are designed to be as open and flexible as possible.

SCQF level 4

Award and Unit Support Notes

Award and Unit Support Notes are confidential documents. They are held securely and teachers/lecturers can arrange access to them through their SQA Co-ordinator.

Unit Assessment Support

Unit Assessment Support for the Award (French and Generic versions) is held securely and teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.

These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. They are designed to be as open and flexible as possible. 

Further information

Award launch event presentation

For further information, please refer to this PowerPoint presentation from the Award launch event, which took place in April 2013.

Case studies

These Awards:

  • are available at SCQF levels 3 and 4
  • are based around two existing SQA Units (Modern Languages for Work Purposes and Building Own Employability Skills) and one new Unit (Modern Languages for Life)
  • are available in: Cantonese, French, Gaelic (Learners), German, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Urdu
  • allow learners to achieve the Award by using one modern language, or two
  • develop learners' language and employability skills in practical and relevant contexts

Qualification content and delivery tools

Use the tabs below to open each section individually. Alternatively you can view all the sections.

SCQF level 3

Award and Unit Support Notes

Award and Unit Support Notes are available for this qualification. These documents are held securely. Please contact your SQA Co-ordinator to arrange copies.

Unit Assessment Support

Unit Assessment Support will also be available on SQA's Secure Site by end of June 2013.

SCQF level 4

Award and Unit Support Notes

Award and Unit Support Notes are available for this qualification. These documents are held securely. Please contact your SQA Co-ordinator to arrange copies.

Unit Assessment Support

Unit Assessment Support will also be available on SQA's Secure Site by end of June 2013.

Award launch event

For further information, please refer to this PowerPoint presentation from the Award launch event.

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