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Deaf Awareness and Communication Award Z004

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37995/apply  Apply Online

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Contact Student Services to book a place

How long does the course last?

3 weeks in the Spring term, part-time

Level

This is a level 1 course.

Course outline

Developing Awareness training is an essential first step in tackling discrimination and creating equality of opportunity, treatment and choice for deaf people through greater understanding, more positive attitudes towards deafness and more effective communication skills.

Course details

About different communication types D/deaf people use:

  • The range of people who use BSL and how they acquire BSL, i.e through Deaf families or membership of deaf communities including schools
  • The range of people who use other methods of communication in preference to BSL
  • Know how a deaf person's language and cultural background affects communication
  • Understand why deaf people who use BSL may identify themselves as a minority group.
About causes of deafness:
  • Identify the principal causes of deafness
About different groups of D/deaf people:
  • Terms used to describe types of deafness
  • The numbers of people in the UK who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deafened or deafblind
  • The numbers of people with deaf parents, or Deaf people with hearing parents
  • The numbers of people that use BSL, and the average age that Deaf people access the language

About the meaning of Deaf Identity:

  • Terms used to describe the meaning of Deaf Identity and how this identity may be acquired
  • What is meant by the medical model of deafness, the social model of deafness and the cultural/linguistic model of deafness.

About barriers for d/Deaf people:

  • Learners should know about barriers to d/Deaf people, whether in terms of equipment such as entry-phones to buildings, or other people's attitudes (i.e. low expectations of deaf people) or provision of information (i.e. announcements over tannoys), and suggest ways to remedy/overcome these barriers.
The assessment for the qualification will be a 20-minute e-assessment consisting of multi-choice questions.

Entry guidelines

There are no formal entry criteria for this qualification but literacy is essential.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Where can I progress to?

iBSL Level 1 Certificate in BSL

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Assessment Method

Assessment is by exam.

When does this course run?

Starting 15th Nov 17

Ends 29th Nov 17

Ref: Z004J001

Fees

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £70.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

Starting 14th Nov 18

Ends 28th Nov 18

Ref: Z004K001

Fees

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £70.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 17th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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