The NVQ course is based on the National
Language Standards, 2005.
Assessments should be planned based on these standards and
teachers delivering the course may choose to prepare their own
materials based on their locality, businesses with whom they
have links or the specific interests of their students or use
commercially produced ones.
Schemes of work for NVQ
Here are some
schemes of work for NVQ languages. Many of them have been devised
by schools used existing textbooks and resources.
work for French (pdf, 1.84MB)
work for German (pdf, 1.84MB)
Downton School, Wiltshire
work Year 9 (doc, 135KB)
work Year 11 (doc, 97KB)
booklet Year 9 (doc, 223KB)
for students (doc, 37KB)
record sheet - Year 9, level 1 - listening and speaking (xls,
record sheet - Year 9, level 1 - reading and writing (xls,
record sheet - Year 9, level 2 - listening and speaking (xls,
record sheet - Year 9, level 2 - reading and writing (xls,
Imberhorne School, West
work for Year 9 French & German (NVQ Level 1) (doc, 50KB)
work for Years 10 & 11 NVQ French & German (NVQ Level
2) (doc, 28KB)
“Contexte” to deliver an NVQ course in French (levels 1 &
2) (pdf, 522KB)
Vocational books in French, German, Spanish and Italian
which can be used to assess and deliver NVQ
Often when delivering vocationally-related language/applied
courses, teachers will find that mainstream textbooks are just not
enough. However, there are some books which can be used to
supplement the resources you will have to make yourself.
Download a list of
resources for vocational language courses and MFL teaching
generally (doc 352KB)
Resources for French, German
and Spanish, produced by the International Business
Language Company website contains information about how to set
up an NVQ language course, the training that is required to deliver
it and how this course can link into fully funded work experience
Resources for NVQ languages produced by ilanguages
Using the BBC “Talk French” website
French” website contains video clips and exercises which are at
level 1 of the National Language Standards.
Here is a grid
showing coverage of the National Language Standards (Level 1)
(doc, 60KB) for tasks on the BBC “Talk
French” website. This could provide very useful evidence for a
Level 1 portfolio.
Other BBC languages web pages
could be mapped to the standards in a similar way.
Awarding body guidance and specimen
All awarding bodies base their
specifications on the National Language
Therefore, the specimen materials available will be suitable for
use with any awarding body.
booklet for NVQ
This booklet can be used to track
student progress through the qualification
2 (doc, 171KB)
PowerPoint presentation about NVQ
(ppt, 125KB) can be used to give a basic overview of the NVQ
languages course and explains how the course is assessed and how
much evidence is needed in a portfolio.
Resources on gaining centre approval to deliver
For a full explanation on how to gain centre
approval to deliver NVQ languages.
Resources for those working on the A1 assessor award
(Level 3 Award in Assessing candidates using a range of
These pages give a detailed explanation and full supporting
documentation showing what is required in
order to gain the A1 assessor award.
A range of useful resources for
NVQ Languages can be found on CILT's Vocational Languages Resource Bank,
which includes a page with ideas and useful websites
for teachers delivering NVQ courses.