KBAT will reach out to you to submit the following documents upon successful registrations.
The training and examinations offered must be answered in English only, and that the course includes a requirement to read the training material and examination questions in English as well as answer the course homework, assignments and examinations in English. Some courses also require a formal report to be written in English.
The standard of English required by candidates studying for the courses provided by KBAT must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the course syllabus.
There is a range of proficiency tests available for assessing English language skills. This letter is a model for a self-declaration of the level attained, aimed at assessment of International English Language where English is the language of communication, as in the case of the course you have applied to attend.
Candidates must be able to listen to a mixture of monologues and conversations which feature a variety of English accents and then write down a summary of the conversation.
Candidates must be able to read passages from texts taken from books, magazines and journals with at least one of these containing a detailed argument or report. Reading is required to access information sources, including safety data sheets, statistics, training manuals, instruction booklets etc.
Candidates must be able to write a description of at least 150 words based on materials found on a diagram or picture to demonstrate ability to present information and to summarise main features of the input.
Candidates must be able to write a short essay of at least 250 words in response to a statement or a question, to demonstrate an ability to present a position, construct an argument and discuss abstract issues.
Candidates must be able to ask a question to gather information during a workplace inspection or work place meeting. There is no examination in English speaking. However, there are various course requirements which would require the ability to speak and at length on familiar subject and interact with colleagues.
Read the Description column on the right of the table and place one ‘Tick’ at the level that describes your best level of English and sign the document in agreement stating your level of understanding of the English Language and that you agree you meet the level required to attend the training course. It is recommended that candidates for the course provided by KBAT must have a level of score of 6 or higher to be able to apply themselves to the pre-requisite criteria.
Have full operational command of the English language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
Have full operational command of the English language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacy’s. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
Have operational command of the English language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacy’s and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally, handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
Have generally effective command of the English language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacy’s and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations
Have partial command of the English language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Have frequent problems in understanding and expression. Not able to use complex language.
Able to convey and understand only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
Have no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Have great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
Have no ability to use the English language beyond possibly a few isolated words.