NQ Framework in ESOL

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The framework offers:

  • qualifications that are suited to candidates' individual abilities, whether they're complete beginner or advanced-level speakers
  • preparation for mainstream study or employment
  • progression to UK college and university courses
  • development of the language skills and knowledge needed to fully participate in an English speaking society
  • a practical introduction to the Scottish educational system and preparation for assessment in other subjects
  • cost-effective ESOL qualifications

What does the National Qualifications framework contain?

Current National Qualifications Framework - National 2 to Higher

The National 2, National 3 and National 4 Units are internally assessed and externally verified. There’s no exam, and no grading — candidates either pass or fail.

National 2

The National 2 units are freestanding.

Unit Codes

Unit Titles

H1AR 72

ESOL: Preparation for Literacy preparation

F1AF 08

ESOL: An Introduction to Beginner English Literacies 1

F1AG 08

ESOL: An Introduction to Beginner English Literacies 2

H997 72

ESOL for Everyday Life: Listening and Speaking

H998 72

ESOL for Everyday Life: Reading and Writing

H999 72

ESOL in Context: Listening and Speaking

H99A 72

ESOL in Context: Reading and Writing

National 3

This course is made up of two mandatory units; ESOL for Everyday Life (National 3) and ESOL in Context (National 3).

Unit Codes

Unit Titles

H24H 73

ESOL for Everyday Life (National 3)

H24L 73

ESOL in Context (National 3)

National 4

This course is made up of two mandatory units; ESOL for Everyday Life (National 4) and ESOL in Context (National 4) and the Added Value Unit – ESOL Assignment (National 4).

Unit Codes

Unit Titles

H24H 74

ESOL for Everyday Life (National 4)

H24L 74

ESOL in Context (National 4)

H24N 74

ESOL Assignment (National 4) Added Value Unit

National 5

The National 5 course, consists of two mandatory Units ESOL for Everyday Life (National 5) and ESOL in Context (National 5) which are internally assessed and externally verified. There is also an external assessment (an exam).

Unit Codes

Unit Titles

H24H 75

ESOL for Everyday Life (National 5)

H24L 75

ESOL in Context (National 5)

Higher

The Higher Course is made up of one mandatory Unit ESOL for Everyday Life (Higher) and one of two optional Units ESOL in Context – Work or ESOL in Context - Study. There is also an external assessment (an exam).

Unit Codes

Unit Titles

H24H 76

ESOL for Everyday Life (Higher)

H4X7 76

ESOL in Study-Related Contexts (Higher)

H4X6 76

ESOL in Work-Related Contexts (Higher)