BSL Level 6

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Our Signature-accredited Level 6 BSL course is delivered in two parts: 1) language development and 2) portfolio building.

The language development course will give you the knowledge and skills required in order to complete your portfolio successfully. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in sign language linguistics, sign language translation, receptive skills and productive skills. Once you have completed the language development course, you can then continue on to the portfolio building part.

The portfolio building course is a student-led course where you will be required to use your existing knowledge and skills to collect evidence for a portfolio. You will attend a two-day workshop where you will learn about the qualification structure and requirements, how to collect evidence and how to compile your portfolio effectively. This will be followed by regular one-to-one tutorials with your allocated A1 Assessor, to whom you will submit your work. Your work will also be internally verified by a qualified Internal Verifier (V1).

Course Information

Level 6 BSL

The language development course will give you the knowledge and skills required in order to complete your portfolio successfully. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in sign language linguistics, sign language translation, receptive skills and productive skills. Once you have completed the language development course, you can then continue directly on to the portfolio building part.

Compiling a portfolio can be a headache, which is why we have designed the structure of our portfolios and assessment processes in a way that makes the whole process painless. Our Level 6 BSL course is externally quality assured by Signature and we receive consistently positive feedback about our delivery of the Level 6 BSL qualification.

Units

Language Development

The language development course is delivered over 8x 1-day sessions. The course will develop your receptive and productive skills towards Level 6 of the National Occupational Standards for Languages. By the end of the course, you will be able to use complex BSL in a range of work and social situations and have a deeper understanding of complex BSL grammatical structures, including:

  • Phonology
  • Verb types
  • NMFs and mouth patterns
  • Tense and aspect
  • Role-shift
  • Negation and affirmation
  • Colloquialisms

You will also have the opportunity to practise your receptive, productive and translation skills.

The language development course will give you the opportunity to practise your BSL skills through a variety of teaching and learning methods, including:

  • Assessed tasks
  • Group discussions and debates
  • Extended presentations
  • Translation practice
  • Receptive skills practice

Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL – Building your Portfolio

The second part of our Level 6 BSL course is the portfolio building course. You will attend a two-day workshop where you will be introduced to the requirements of the portfolio, including the NVQ assessment procedures, evidence requirements and associated coursework to be submitted. You will work with your A1 Assessor to plan your evidence collection.

The two-day workshop will be followed by 4x 2-hour tutorials with your A1 Assessor. These tutorials are an opportunity for your assessor to give you feedback on the work you have submitted so far, and to give you further help and guidance with evidence collection and portfolio submission.

Your A1 Assessor is responsible for making sure your work meets the requirements of the Signature Level 6 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language qualification. Your assessor’s marking will then be both internally and externally verified.

Assessments

You will be encouraged to reflect on your skills throughout the language development course, following feedback from your teacher.

On the final session of Language Development you will be assessed by an A1 assessor and Internal Verifier (IV) to confirm whether you are at the required level for the Portfolio Building part of the course.

London

London Key Facts

Language Development

Date:

1st September 2018 – 8th December 2018

Time:

Saturdays 10am - 4pm

Cost: 

Individuals: £900 (inc. VAT)

Organisations: £1,125+VAT

Pre-course Assessment: £25 – you will receive written feedback

Portfolio Building

Date: 21, 22 & 23 June  2018

Time: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm

Plus 4 two-hour Tutorials

Cost: 

Individuals: £1,127 (inc. VAT)

Organisations: £1,327+VAT

Pre-course Assessment: £25 – you will receive written feedback

Entry Requirements:

Candidates must possess Signature/CACDP Level 3 in BSL and at least one year’s experience integrating within a Deaf environment and attending Deaf events.

Students will be assessed to determine their ability to meet the required specifications for this course through a pre-course assessment. This costs £25 and includes constructive feedback to help you progress and develop as a BSL user.

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Birmingham

Birmingham Key Facts

Date: Monday 10th September 2018 - Monday 1st October 2018

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Duration: 4 Sessions

Cost:
Individuals: £750
Organisations £950 + VAT

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