Spanish (NVQ) at King Edward VII
Why should I do this course?
This course is for you
- If you would like to develop your language in a practical way, related to a job
- If you work better on short-term tasks and small tests rather than sitting an examination
This course is for students who want to learn and practice a language in practical work-related situations. You must have studied the language in Years 8 and 9 and must have a very good attendance record. This course is not suitable for students who might want to continue with the language at A-Level.
Why will this course help me with my future job?
A recent enquiry stated that:
- The UK workforce suffers from a chronic shortage of people with usable language skills.
- Companies increasingly need people with technical or professional skills plus another language and often their only option is to recruit speakers of other languages from abroad.
What will I do on this course?
During the course you will:
- Develop the language skills you have gained in KS3
- Improve your ICT skills
- Learn about business culture
- Learn more about our European neighbours
- Have a real reason for speaking another language
NVQ Language Units Level 1
If you complete all 4 units at Level 1, you will achieve the equivalent of a GCSE grade E
NVQ Language Units Level 2
If you complete all 4 units at Level 2 you will achieve the equivalent of a GCSE grade B
There are 4 units at each level: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Your teacher will set you either Level 1 or Level 2 assessment tasks, depending on your ability ad your progress during the course.
The NVQ course will be based on business language and will involve learning to communicate in a business environment e.g. answering the phone, writing a business letter, listening to answer phone messages and reading faxes.
Must have studied the language in Years 8 and 9 aand have a very good attendance record.
Assessment There are no final examinations .
You will need to collect evidence for a portfolio (= a folder of work showing what you can do).
Assessment will be by your teacher and an external verifier.
Learning / Assessment Activities You will carry out listening, reading, writing and speaking tasks. Some of the speaking tasks will be recorded with your teacher. The written work may be word-processed and will be assessed by your teacher and form your portfolio of evidence. Many of these activities will involve the use of ICT .
You will also have the opportunity to go on company visits and carry out real tasks in the foreign language out of school in a Sheffield local business.
Resources and Student Support You will use a text book, the computer and many other resources, such as video, taped phone conversations, the internet etc. Your teacher will help you with putting your portfolio together.
A practical languages qualification will be valued by any employer. A Language is also a useful subject to combine with other subjects for further study, for example Business Studies, Law, Marketing, Customer Care etc. It is also possible to continue to NVQ Level 3 and there are a number of other vocational language qualifications relating to different careers.
This course is able to be combined with other opportunities within a single application
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.