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Intro to the course:

This Unit is designed to equip you with the ability to deal with a number of commonly arising situations in the workplace that involve using another language. It is equivalent to an A1 in the European Framework and will run for 36 weeks for 2 hours each week. This will include some online tutorials and workshops to learn how to cook a few of the most traditional Spanish dishes that you will be able to cook at home. 

On completion of the Unit you should be able to: 

1) Convey and exchange information orally in a range of work-related contexts and/or social contexts related to work. 

2) Understand spoken language relating to a range of work-related contexts and/or social contexts related to work to obtain information. 

3) Read documents written in the target language on work-related topics and/or social topics related to work. 

4) Compose standard documents in the target language in work-related contexts.

HNC (SCQF Level 7)

Study mode
Part-Time Evening

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is relevant if you would like to develop your language skills to enhance your career prospects generally in a variety of contexts The Unit embodies to the National Language Standards at SVQ level 3.

What will I study?

This Unit involves the kind of tasks that a person working in a company or organisation dealing with international clients may be expected to be able to perform, either in the UK or abroad. To help you gain this ability you will develop all the skills necessary to function in another language at this level, including intercultural competence. You will also increase your knowledge and understanding of the essential structures of the language you are studying. The language tasks will be practical and related to the context of work. You will be encouraged to work with other candidates in pairs or small groups and role-play may form an important part of the Unit. There will also be a requirement for private study.

How will I be assessed?

In order to complete this Unit successfully, you will be required to complete a range of tasks in which you will demonstrate that you can use some of the basic structures of the language. You must achieve a satisfactory level of performance in four assessments which test the skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. These will be conducted under controlled and supervised conditions, on separate occasions during classes/tuition and will vary in length. In some assessments the use of dictionaries will be allowed and you may be able to refer to notes which give standard written formats in the target language (eg letter formats). Assessments will occur over a period of time but generally towards the end of the Unit. All pieces of written work will be kept in a folio by your tutor and you may keep copies of them.

Why should I choose this course?

To develop your language skills for business purposes and enhance your knowledge of the cultural differences

Where can this course lead?

It is primarily intended for candidates who expect to take up a post where some knowledge of the language would be beneficial or essential, or for those who want to enhance their career prospects or facilitate their mobility in employment.

What are the entry requirements?

Spanish at SQA level 4 or 5 Intermediate Conversational Spanish.

What are the interview arrangements?

No formal interview

Other information:

This Unit embeds the National Language Standards (revised 2005) for SVQ level 3 as published by CILT, the National Centre for Languages, 20 Bedfordbury, London. WC2N 4LB. The Unit is also benchmarked against a Higher pass at grade C. You may be eligible for funding through the SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA) Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA). Use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. It's not a loan, so you do not have to pay it back. https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

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