National 2 ESOL

National 2 ESOL

These National 2 ESOL free standing units enable learners to develop their language skills, so that they can understand and use English language, have the ability to process information more easily, and can apply their knowledge of language in practical and relevant contexts. These units contributes towards the development of literacy skills by providing opportunities to read, write, listen and speak in English.

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There are seven National 2 units which provide appropriate entry points and progression
routes for learners who may have no or little knowledge of English.

There are three units for learners who may be unfamiliar with the Roman script:

  • ESOL: Preparation for Literacy
  • ESOL: An Introduction to Beginner English Literacies 1
  • ESOL: An Introduction to Beginner English Literacies 2

There are four units for learners who may have some very basic knowledge of English and are familiar with the Roman script:

  • ESOL for Everyday Life: Reading and Writing
  • ESOL for Everyday Life: Listening and Speaking
  • ESOL in Context: Reading and Writing
  • ESOL in Context: Listening and Speaking

The Unit Assessment Support Packs are available on our secure site.

Mandatory information

Advice and guidance

Support materials

ESOL Literacies National 2 Learning Support Material

National 2 Learning Support Material

E-learning resources practice assessments

These materials are intended to support ESOL candidates in improving their skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing. (You are required to have Flash version 12 or above installed to run these assessments).

Assessment support

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

Understanding Standards materials

We are publishing examples of candidate evidence with commentaries as part of our Understanding Standards programme. These materials are for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As these materials become available, they are being published in the following locations:

  • Available from our secure website Materials relating to Unit assessment, internally assessed components of Course assessment, and externally assessed components of Course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
  • Available from our Understanding Standards website Materials relating to externally assessed components of Course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.

More information on our Understanding Standards programme, can be found on our Understanding Standards page.

Verification and Course Reports

Resources