Level 2, Part Time

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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

This course enables you to acquire a basic ability to communicate with deaf people using sign language. It also provides information about deaf people, the community and culture. On this course you will be able to learn a much wider vocabulary and range of grammatical principles to improve receptive skills and fluency sign. Curriculum Content:

  • IBSL2A1: Receptive Skills in British Sign Language Unit
  • IBSL2A2: Developing BSL Presentation Skills
  • IBSL2A3: Understand and take part in routine conversations in BSL
  • IBSL2A4: Understand and use routine BSL in everyday contexts
Entry guidelines

Communication skills:- You will need to be able to follow instruction and work as part of a group. Literacy :- Ability to sign fluent and finger spelling. Any other specific requirements:- Students would normally hold one of the following: Level 1 Certificate in BSL, Level 1 Certificate in Deaf Community & Culture, Level 1 Certificate in Communication Tactics, Level 1 Certificate in Deaf Awareness. 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.

Assessment Method

Unit IBSL2A1 will be by means of an e-assessment (or substituted DVD) which will be externally assessed. Units IBSL2A2 and IBSL2A3will be recorded on film through DVD or USB or similar means and included in a coursework file, which will be internally assessed by the teacher-assessor, and externally moderated by IBSL. Unit IBSL2A4 will be assessed 'live' by an External Examiner.

Additional Information

Cost: Examination fee payable at enrolment. Three Assessments during the one year period. Recommended length of course 120 hours (60 hours in classroom, 30 hours video receptive and contact with deaf people at the Deaf Club.)

Where can I progress to?

Introduction to Level 3 and iBSL Level 3 certificate.

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).