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  ESOL Skills for Life - Cambridge English Certificates in ESOL Skills for Life (SfL)
Designed for:

The Skills for Life tests are designed for learners aged 14+ whose home language is not English, who are living or trying to settle in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These ESOL learners may include refugees or asylum seekers, migrant workers, people from settled communities, and partners or spouses of people who are settled in this country for a number of years.

It is expected that the learners' educational and employment backgrounds will be diverse, as well as their aspirations, literacy levels and language learning skills. This diversity will be reflected in the range of material selected for use in these tests and in the task types which candidates will need to complete.

Candidates will encounter topics in the tests which are both familiar and relevant to them as learners of English. Topics may include:

  • personal details/experiences
  • work
  • education/training
  • housing
  • family and friends
  • health
  • transport
  • weather
  • buying goods
  • leisure
  • UK society.

ESOL Skills for Life:

  • available at five levels — Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1
  • wholly externally assessed, by trained and experienced examiners
  • available on demand to suit the learner and the learning provider
  • accredited by the QCA and funded by the Learning and Skills Council


  Duration: 4 months (6 hours/week)
  Availability: Wembley Centre
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