Skills for Life & Work

Deaf Awareness and Communication Award - Z004

Conway Park Part Time Level 1

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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 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.
Entry Guidelines

There are no formal qualifications needed for this course but GCSE English Language Grade 2/E or above 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.

Assessment Method

Assessment is by exam.

Where can I progress to?

iBSL Level 1 Certificate in BSL

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Starting 10th March 2020 - Ending - 24th March 2020REF Z004L001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £80.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not 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 2019-20.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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