Deafblind Level 2

Introduction

Sign for Thoughts is delighted to be running the Signature Level 2 Award in Communicating and Guiding with Deafblind People.

Each course is 5 teaching days plus one assessment day.

With around 330,475 Deafblind people in the UK, we need to spread awareness and improve communication and access for all.

This qualification aims to further learners' experiences and development in communication awareness through British Sign Language (BSL) with Deafblind people in everyday life socially or at work, in school or college. A Level 2 course will enable development in functional Deafblind communication.

The Signature Level 2 Award in Communicating and Guiding with Deafblind People
is suitable for those who:

  • Wish to acquire Deafblind Communication skills at an intermediate level for the purpose of holding more detailed communication with Deafblind people;
  • Need to acquire Deafblind Communication skills as part of a programme of study or professional development;
  • Are studying for personal development with a view to future employment;

Our Deafblind courses are fully accredited by Signature Awarding body as recognised by Ofqual (the Office of the Regulator for Qualifications, Examinations and Assessments in England).

Please note the Signature Level 2 Award in Communicating and Guiding with Deafblind People incorporates the theory of Deafblind Level 1.

Qualification Structure

Qualification Objectives

We offer a fully accredited Signature Level 2 Award in Communicating and Guiding with Deafblind People course. The course is split into 3 units, which are:

  • Unit K202 : Understanding Communication with Deafblind People
  • Unit T201 : Communicating with Deafblind People
  • Unit T202 : Deafblind Manual Communication and Guiding

To achieve the full Level 2 Award in Communicating and Guiding with Deafblind People , candidates must pass all units.

Visit the Signature website for more information or use this link for the course specification




Signature Level 2 Award in Communicating with Deafblind People is designed to enable learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skill in relation to communication with deafblind* people who use English, and who make use of residual sight and hearing in
communication. The deafblind experience is explored in depth and the individuality of the dual sensory loss is the priority. This qualification is seen as the starting point for those who wish to
work in the deafblind field.

* In this specification, the term 'deafblind' relates to all of the following: people with acquired
deafblindness, Deaf visually impaired people, blind hearing impaired people, and people with
congenital deafblindness.

At the end of the qualification candidates will be able to:

  • understand and know how deafblindness affects communication for deafblindpeople
  • use a range of communication methods to support conversation with a deafblind person
  • take part in a conversation with a deafblind person.

Costs and Dates

Why choose us?

Dates and Times

JANUARY 2024 - IN GUILDFORD - (FULL)

Training day 1 - Deafblind theory training - 4 DECEMBER 2023 All day training on Zoom

Training days 2 & 3 - Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th January 2024

Training days 4 & 5 - Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th February 2024

Assessment day - 6th March 2024 (comprised of half day review / revision of course curriculum and half day practical assessment for T201 and T202 unit assessments )


OCTOBER 2024 - IN GUILDFORD - COURSE A

Training day 1 - Deafblind theory training - All day training on Zoom - 14 October 2024

Training days 2 & 3 - 23rd & 24th October 2024


Training days 4 & 5 -20th & 21st November 2024


K202 online ZOOM assessment for theory unit - 2 December 2024

Assessment day - tbc (comprised of half day review / revision of course curriculum and half day practical assessment for T201 and T202 unit assessments )

OCTOBER 2024 - IN GUILDFORD - COURSE B

Training day 1 - Deafblind theory training - All day training on Zoom - 14 October 2024

Training days 2 & 3 - 25th & 26th October 2024

Training days 4 & 5 -15th & 16th November 2024

Assessment day - tbc (comprised of half day review / revision of course curriculum and half day practical assessment for T201 and T202 unit assessments )

Costs
Course fees are £720 inclusive of VAT
Plus Assessment fee of £145
Total: £865

Course fees are subject to change

50% of Course fees must be paid within 14 days of enrolment.

If your course starts within the next 14 days then 50% course fees are due on receipt of invoice.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We will carry out a short interview on ZOOM prior to confirming your place.

There are no entry requirements for this training, though SfT advises students to have BSL level 2 and ideally a basis understanding of Deaf / Deafblind issues*

*Please note, although this Course curriculum does not include hands on or small visual frame in its curriculum, SfT will teach you these skills to enable you to broaden your skillset and range whilst communicating with Deafblind people.

This course may launch you towards a rewarding and fulfilling career working or volunteering for a deafblind person. Would you like to work in an environment of providing practical assistance to enable a person to fully access their community, or where you would be promoting their personal and social development and well-being?
Read more about how one organisation supports Deafblind people in the community [Sight for Surrey = https://sightforsurrey.org.uk/get-help/deafblind/]

Whether you are interested in a new career, or volunteering, developing your existing job, or are just interested in learning more please join us on this course.

For working with a full range of Deafblind people, including native BSL users, with varying communication methods you will need to qualify with Deafblind Level 3 . Deafblind Level 3 is currently being modified, and SFT WILL be offering this qualification. Please note DBL3 requires BSL Level 3 as minimum.

Penny is available for a 1-1 FaceTime chat or drop in at the centre and would love to answer any questions you may have regarding the course. Please Contact Us to arrange this.