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SCOPE – SOCIETY FOR CREATION OF OPPORTUNITY IN ENGLISH

ABOUT SCOPE

(Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English)

SCOPE (Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English), established in 2007 by the Government of Gujarat to build English language proficiency in the youth of Gujarat and thereby create employment opportunities for them, has been the most successful PPP model in the state. It has an established network of 200+ centres through two Zonal Training Partners (ZTPs) for the purpose of providing English language training to the candidates. More than 800 colleges and universities are also SCOPE centres. SCOPE programme is centred on three challenges of education – Access, Equity and Quality. Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, UK,and UK are the Assessment and Certification partners of SCOPE.

 

The programme runs into PPP (Public Private Partnership) and ITP (Institutional Training Partnership) model and has more than 800+ training centres across state. It is the most successful project of Govt. of Gujarat where all stakeholders are in profit. The BEP for a training centre is achieved by running an initial batch of 10 candidates only. SCOPE is conducting online exam of international standard at such a mass scale which is unique in the world. SCOPE conducts exam in almost every talukas of the state. Major highlights of the programme are :

 

  • PPP centres are controlled through two Zonal Training Partners (ZTPs).
  • Presence in all districts of Gujarat.
  • Online Examination
  • Availability of material in the form of books, CDs/ DVDs, online resources, sample tests, question papers.
  • Free mobile learning App, “FLINNT” available on IOS, Android platforms and desktop
  • International Certification by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge, UK, US and UK
  • Enhancing the employability and showcasing the proficiency of English.
  • Tests equivalency to IELTS and other international tests as per CEFR levels.
  • Training of 90 hours at each level – face to face classroom training as well as practice on computers using language learning softwares.
  • Training programme is being developed on the Common European Framework (Level A1 to C2, six levels) of Reference.
  • Quality Assurance Cell (QAC) to grade SCOPE centres in A, B & C categories.
  • Online MIS (Management Information System) for various processes.
  • SCOPE had already crossed more than 5,31,000 enrolments.

Objectives

    1. To act as an autonomous and independent body to implement English language teaching in Gujarat and outside Gujarat.
    2. To aid and promote advancement of communication skills in English by imparting training to the youth of 15-35 years of age group.
    3. To identify partners to serve the purpose for imparting and enhancing English language teaching.
    4. To monitor the functioning of the training centres run by the identified partners.
    5. To prepare an appropriate curriculum for various levels of need based training programmes.
    6. To prepare need based training modules for English language teaching.
    7. To encourage use of technology in English language teaching.

Placement opportunity

SCOPE not only provides learning opportunities but also placement opportunities for its pass out candidates. SCOPE has signed MoU with Azure Knowledge Corporation, No.1 KPO/BPO of Vodafone, during Vibrant Gujarat Summit to provide employment opportunities to students who pass out SCOPE exam. Following are the highlights of MoU :  
  • SCOPE pass outs will directly appear in second round of interview. They are exempted from very first round of interview.
  • Azure will absorb 1000-1200 scope candidates every month provided they meet the criteria of minimum qualification of Azure and clear interview.
  • Azure will conduct training sessions for the unqualified candidates to empower and train them for next round of interview.

Resources

Sr.No. Description
1 Online English Learning
https://www.britishcouncil.in/english/learn-online
Practice test & Englsh Games :   http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/games-social/
Mobile Application: FLINNT [Availaible on IOS and Android platform] :  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.edu.flinnt&hl=en
Web Link For English Learning :  www.wordsworthelt.com/wwDemo25/
2  Sample Papers
3 Audio-visual material for A1/A2 preparation(30 CDs set)
4 Guidelines
5 Circulars
6 Corporate Module
7 Case Studies
8 QAC (Quality Assurance and Control)
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