Signature Level 3 NVQ Certificate in BSL: Part 2
Course level: 3
Duration: 4 months
Times: 2-day induction from 10am-4pm, and 4 two-hour tutorials arranged with tutor/assessor to take place once a month on Mondays or Tuesdays. Plus the London programme offers bookable fortnightly evidence collection workshops on Wednesdays, which are free to attend
Course intakes: January, May, and September
Assessors: Jane Atkinson, Terry Edwards IV: Stuart Anderson
We have structured our BSL Level 3 programme so you can do it in 2 stages. In Part 2, we help you build your portfolio and guide you all along the way towards achieving your BSL Level 3 qualification. Our assessors have over 20 years of combined experience and our special portfolios are designed to make your life easier and have been developed over 20 years of experience. We even provide role models for you so you can film evidence quickly and easily.
You will be assessed on your ability to participate in conversations and discussions delivered at normal speed on a range of topics in different work and social situations. Also you will be assessed on your participation in straightforward social interaction as well as following uncomplicated negotiations, discussions and instructions in your area of work. We will assess you on your BSL skills and knowledge in understanding straightforward news items, interviews and documentaries, as well as your ability to use modern technology.
When you have completed this course successfully, you will receive a NVQ Level 3 Certificate from Signature and you will be able to progress onto your BSL Level 6 studies. You will be able to converse with Deaf people on an every-day basis and will be able to continue on your way towards becoming someone who is able to communicate in BSL effectively and fluently.
- Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language: Part 1 or equivalent
The Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language: Part 2 includes providing evidence that you are able to:
- put across information and your personal opinions
- use BSL in a range of work and social situations
- develop arguments supporting your own views
- debate with others with different views
- apply persuasive tactics
- respond to enquiries, advice and instruction
How will I be assessed?
This is a skills and knowledge assessment and portfolio-building programme and there are no tests or exams. Candidates are required to film evidence and fill in self-assessment reports, which will be verified by their assessor, if the evidence is supported.
Are there any additional costs or is specialist equipment required?
- Students are expected to have a digital video camera using SD memory cards and a compatible PC or laptop to perform self-assessments
What can I do after the course?
You can progress to the Signature Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language: Part 1.
This qualification is suitable for someone who wishes to develop their communication with a Deaf person in their place of employment. Please note that this qualification does not train someone to provide interpreting support or to facilitate communication between a Deaf person and a hearing person.