Essential Skills for Work and Life (ESfWL)

ESFWL offers an alternative for those learners only needing to focus on specific aspects of their essential skills. This suite of qualifications ranges from Entry Level 1 to Level 3 and includes literacy and numeracy skills as well as digital literacy.  

The strength of these Essential Skills for Work and Life qualifications is their flexibility.

  • Learners can choose combinations of units at different levels to build qualifications of different sizes.
  • Learners in the workplace can design the qualification content to suit their industry’s specific needs.
  • Learners in education can choose units to support their vocational or academic programme.
  • Teachers can work on the digital literacy skills they need to maintain currency and develop practice.


Guidance Materials

To support the delivery of these units, we have produced guidance documents which include teaching strategies and suggestions for units which can be taught together to ensure wider curriculum development and differentiation for groups of learners of mixed ability.

Please contact us for further details.