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British Sign Language Certificate Z037

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37998/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

12 months, part-time

Level

This is a level 3 course.

Course outline

This course aims to teach functional communication in British Sign Language through tasks which resemble some of the real life experiences of people who meet and mix with Deaf people in their family, social or working lives.

Course details

The qualification is divided into three units as follows:

  • IBSL3AUN: Understand Varied Signed Language in a range of work contexts
  • IBSL3ASN : Sign using varied language in a range of work contexts
  • IBSL3ADC : Interact with people from different countries or diverse cultures

Entry guidelines

Communication skills - You will need to be able to follow instruction and work as part of a group.

Literacy - Ability to sign and finger spell fluently.

Any other specific requirements - Students will hold Level 2 Certificate in BSL, and may have completed an introduction to BSL Level 3.

You will have an opportunity to discuss with the tutor, the course and your individual needs.

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.

Additional Information

Student must be able to research BSL information, as outlined above and to demonstrate competence at iBSL level in their own time, guidance and support will be provided by your tutor.

The recommended learning time is 60 hours per unit for IBSL3AUN & IBSL3ASN, and 30 hours Unit

IBSL3ADC, making a total of 150 hours including assessment time. Of these guided learning, up to 50 hours may be spent on out-of-class activities.

Where can I progress to?

Successful candidates can progress to iBSL Level 4 NVQ in British Sign Language.

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Assessment Method

Assessment is by:

  • A receptive skills assessment either in DVD format (currently used) or in e-assessment format (planned future use)
  • A small number (no more than 3) of conversations and discussions will be recorded and marked by your teacher-assessor and the relevant mark sheets, plus video-recorded evidence, stored in a coursework file (or an e-file maintained electronically);
  • One oral (i.e. signed) question and answer paper will be set to cover knowledge topics in one or more units - this should also be filmed;
  • A 'live' assessment to be taken in the presence of an External Examiner from IBSL.

When does this course run?

Starting 5th Sep 17

Ends 26th Jun 18

Ref: Z037J001

Fees

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £695.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet, or call 0151 551 7777.
If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for some courses at level 3-6).

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

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Tuesday 18:00 — 21:00 12 Quays

Starting 4th Sep 18

Ends 25th Jun 19

Ref: Z037K001

Fees

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £695.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

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 18th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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