National 2 German (Course Code: C734 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study German?

Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. You think, communicate and create ideas through language.

German is widely spoken in Europe, in countries such as: Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and, of course, Germany. It is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Germany is the biggest economy in Europe and the fourth biggest in the world. So, there are plenty of opportunities to use German in a wide range of industries and organisations. It is one of the top five business languages currently in demand in the UK.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Arts, Social Sciences and Languages

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Information, Culture and Heritage

Transport and Distribution

Uniformed and Security Services

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.

What will I study?

This course aims to develop skills in comparing aspects of your own community and culture with German community and culture. You will also show an understanding of simple words and phrases in German. The optional units develop your language skills in different types of situation.

The course consists of one compulsory unit plus two optional units.

Compulsory Unit

Life in Another Country (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Optional Units (Choose any two)

Personal Language (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Any two topics can be chosen from lifestyles and/or education.

Transactional Language (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Any two topics can be chosen from shopping, eating out, travel/touring, accommodation or an equivalent topic.

Language in Work (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will :

Any two topics can be chosen from work (shops, café/restaurant, travel/tourism or hospitality).

How will I be assessed?

You will be given practical work and other tasks to do when your teacher thinks you are ready. Your finished work should be kept in a folder. This is the record you keep of what you have done and how well you are doing.

If you do not pass a task first time you will be able to try again after more practice and help or advice from your teacher.

Your teacher will tell you how you are getting on. You will get the pass marked on your certificate.

You must pass all the required units to get the qualification. 

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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