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Skills for Life & Work

Skills for Life & Work

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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

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.

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.
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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When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 26th Jun 2018 Ref Z037J001

    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 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, 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 this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 18:00 — 21:00 12 Quays
  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 25th Jun 2019 Ref Z037K001

    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 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

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).

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