European Language Portfolio for Adult and Vocational
The UK adult/vocational European Language Portfolio (ELP) has been
developed for use by adults who are learning languages for work or
social purposes. The ELP has been used by learners in adult,
further and higher education, business language learners and
students following vocationally-related language courses. The ELP,
first published in 2002, was revised and reapproved by the Council
of Europe in December 2006 and published in spring 2007.
The UK adult ELP follows the format, specified by
the Council of Europe, of all European Language Portfolios, but has
been tailored to be particularly relevant to adult or work-related
language learning in the UK. It is currently the UK’s sole model
for use by adults.
Like other ELPs, the adult ELP is not designed
to replace existing courses or qualifications, but to complement
these by enhancing the learning process and providing a single
collection point for evidence of all an individual’s linguistic and
intercultural skills. It can also be used for benchmarking skills
levels, setting objectives and charting progress.
The Adult ELP is available in hard copy at a cost of £4.75 (£4
for 150+ copies) if you would like to order a hard copy please
visit the CILT shop.
Alternatively, you can download it here in either PDF or Word
format (for learner completion):
ELP and Quality Assurance of non-accredited language
In 2008, CILT has developed an adult ELP Tutor Support
Pack. These additional materials for tutors and learners
provide a useful tool for recording progress and achievement to
meet the inspection requirements of RARPA (Recognising and Recording
Progress and Achievement in non-Accredited Learning).
You can download the Tutor Support Pack
Group Record Pages: