National 2 Spanish (Course Code: C769 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Spanish?

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

Spanish is useful for both business and travel. Around 400 million people worldwide speak Spanish, especially in South American countries such as Mexico and Venezuela. Spain is a beautiful country rich in history and culture, making it a popular holiday destination for British people. And, Spain is also an important trading partner of the UK. Many companies need employees who are fluent in one or more European languages. So, learning Spanish gives you many options for your future career.

The skills you develop in Spanish are useful in many different career areas such as travel and tourism, languages, teaching and in trade and industry.

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?

The school or college decides on the entry requirements for the course.

What will I study?

This course aims to develop skills in comparing aspects of your own community and culture with Spanish community and culture. You will also show an understanding of simple words and phrases in Spanish. 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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