ESOL

Ofqual confirms extension of ESOL Skills for Life (NQF)
ESOL Skills for Life (NQF) qualifications should have their end dates extended, pending their review and accreditation of the replacement QCF qualifications.

New QCF ESOL qualifications for 2015
Our new QCF English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications have been accredited by Ofqual and are now available for registration.

ESOL Skills for Life acceptance for UK citizenship
Approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA), ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are accepted by the UKBA for citizenship, but not for visa purposes.

ESOL QCF training
We’re offering free launch events in December 2014 and January 2015, designed to support you during the transition to the new QCF ESOL qualifications.

All QCF ESOL qualifications available from 1 October
We are pleased to announce that we have received accreditation for the whole new suite of QCF ESOL Skills for Life qualifications.

Withdrawal of NQF ESOL qualifications
NQF ESOL Skills for Life qualifications will no longer be available for new registrations after 31 August 2014.

ESOL Amendment
The QCF ESOL Skills for Life qualifications are now available for learners aged 14+.

Further ESOL training date confirmed
We'll be running an additional ESOL launch event on 26 March.

QCF ESOL qualification
The QCF ESOL qualification has now been accredited for pre-16 learners and is included in Section 96 for all age groups.

Important information regarding British citizenship applications
Pearson has received notice from the Home Office that after November 2015, only Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) will be accepted for settlement and naturalisation (citizenship) applications.

Reminder of important dates for ESOL (NQF)
The final assessment opportunity for learners who are still registered on NQF ESOL is Friday 17 July 2015.

New training events and materials available for ESOL
We have arranged three new face to face ‘Getting Started with ESOL’ training events for the autumn term 2015.

An ESOL update
We want to remind you of a previously communicated update around citizenship and also about some ESOL training which will be available in October and November.

Past ESOL live papers available as practice materials
We would like to remind you of a previously communicated update concerning the availability of two new sets of past papers.

Introduction and withdrawal of ESOL papers
Withdrawal and introduction of examination papers for those centres currently delivering Edexcel ESOL qualifications.

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