Qualification details

OCNW Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Anglia)

Qualification summary

Ascentis ESOL International (Anglia) qualifications are designed for non-native speakers that wish to improve their English language skills through internationally recognised qualifications.

The Level 2 Certificate is also known as the Ascentis (Anglia) Level 2 Certificate in English. It is aimed at learners of an proficient level that wish to demonstrate that they can understand both implied and explicit meaning in a diverse range of contexts and settings, and that they can provide accounts, attitudes and opinions clearly and accurately through spoken and written communication.

This qualification is aligned to the European Common Framework and is equivalent to C1.

Qualification details

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages
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When undertaking a qualification that does not appear on the governments' lists as eligible for funding for specific age ranges, users must be aware of legal requirements. Not all qualifications are suitable for all age ranges.
For further information on 14-19 qualifications offered in England, please refer to the DCSF Section 96 website.

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Achievement at Level 2 enables learners to progress on to English language qualifications at Level 3.

Ascentis ESOL International at Level 2 is aligned to C1 on the Common European Framework. This level is commonly regarded as the minimum threshold for entry on to higher education courses in the UK and as such achievement of this qualification would allow the learner to progress on to a British degree course.

This qualification would also equip learners with the language skills required to use English as part of their job role as well as for travel, social and everday purposes.
No specific job occupation
  • 14 Preparation for Life and Work
    • 14.1  Foundations for Learning and Life
Aural Examination
Multiple Choice Examination
Oral Examination
Written Examination
Listening, Reading and Writing are assessed through a combination of multiple choice/short answer questions and extended pieces of writing. These are independently marked by external markers.

Speaking is assessed through the completion of externally set tasks. This tasks take the form of discussions on a topic that is pre-determined and published on the Ascentis ESOL International website approximately 1 month prior to the assessment date. Speaking is assessed internally within the centre. The performance of all candidates is recorded and then subject to external moderation.
Candidates must achieve the two Group A mandatory units (Listening and Reading & Writing) for certification. Candidates can also choose to take the Group B Speaking unit but this is optional.
  • A  -  Group A
    To achieve a certificate, candidates must submit work covering both mandatory elements of Listening and Reading & Writing
  • B  -  Group B
    The Speaking component is optional and certification can be achieved without it.