Application Form to be returned to Student Services
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Successful candidates can progress to iBSL Level 4 NVQ in British Sign Language.
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When does this course run?
Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 25th Jun 2019
If you are aged 19 or over:
Fee : £695.00
Please note, there are no discounts for this course. 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 Wirral Waters
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).
This information was current on 21st August, 2018 and may be subject to change.