The Accreditation in Languages for Business delivers a qualification which reflects practical and authentic application of French or Spanish in today’s workplace. It aims to boost candidates’ linguistic skills and employability prospects and is designed to give learners an insight into the world of international business. Students usually further their GCSE knowledge (although GCSE not essential) in reading, listening, speaking, and writing and apply this to a business context.
Six topics are taught by blended learning each with a module assessment. These include:
Typical tasks may include writing a job application in the language, delivering a product or service presentation, or taking part in a customer focussed dialogue. Successful completion will lead to Level 2 Accreditation in Business French or Spanish, and may count towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.
Students are encouraged to take the Level 3 course which further develops linguistic ability across business skills including budgeting, marketing, business analytics and culminates in an individual project. Students work more independently and assessment is by presentation, written report, dictation and audio and written responses. Opportunities to complete part of the course with a partner school in France or Spain. Project submissions by November.
Successful completion will lead to Level 3 Accreditation in Business French or Spanish and earns 16 UCAS points for students entering higher education (comparable to a B grade at AS level).