Japanese – Certificate (Q-XTRA)

Japanese Certificate – Level 1

Course Summary

The Level 1 Certificate in Japanese gives you the rare opportunity to learn about the Japanese language and culture. This certificate is for those who have little to no prior experience of Japanese and is ideal preparation for studying GCSE Japanese in the second year. After studying the Certificate in Japanese you will have a basic understanding of Japanese, including the use of Hiragana, Katakana and some Kanji, as well as an impressive qualification for future employers and Universities.

Entry Requirements

  • A GCSE in a language is advantageous
  • To study the GCSE in your second year, this course must be studied in your first year



  • Introductions
  • Shopping and Eating Out
  • Daily Routine
  • Socialising and Going Out

Why choose this course?

  • Opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture
  • Field trip
  • Transferable skills for employability

Where might it lead?

The Certificate in Japanese allows you to study GCSE Japanese in your second year, which has seen past students go on to do a Single or Joint Honours Degree in Japanese after successfully completing the course.


Flexible assessments in speaking, listening, dialogue, reading, writing and reading and written response.


Luke Haddock

"I particularly enjoy the student life of independence, where I am free to choose how I spend my time and make the most out of the well-developed facilities at Barton."

Read more about Luke and some of our other students.