Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL

This qualification is designed for learners who can understand and use complex language, express themselves fluently and deal confidently with most work situations. It is useful for those who work on a daily basis with Deaf people, as well as learners who wish to become a British Sign Language (BSL)/English Interpreter. This qualification uses the UK Occupational Language Standards (CILT 2010), which define competent performance in BSL in both receptive and productive units. Candidates are assessed by an internally assessed portfolio. Candidates will provide evidence for both receptive and productive skills by means of compiling a portfolio of evidence.

Dependant on Student Progress
Part-Time
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Level 3 Certificate in BSL

Course Info

This qualification is designed for learners who can understand and use complex language, express themselves fluently and deal confidently with most work situations. It is useful for those who work on a daily basis with Deaf people, as well as learners who wish to become a British Sign Language (BSL)/English Interpreter. This qualification uses the UK Occupational Language Standards (CILT 2010), which define competent performance in BSL in both receptive and productive units. Candidates are assessed by an internally assessed portfolio. Candidates will provide evidence for both receptive and productive skills by means of compiling a portfolio of evidence.

You will develop the ability to:

• Demonstrate BSL competence at an advanced level;
• Broaden and apply BSL skills required in a range of situations and contexts;
• Demonstrate an understanding of BSL from a variety of registers in different situations with different people;
• Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in BSL using increasingly accurate, complex and varied language;
• Demonstrate increased knowledge of the grammatical structure and variation within BSL;
• Demonstrate positive attitudes and sensitivity to language and language learning;
• Demonstrate insights into and contact with the Deaf community.

There are 5 themes:

• BSL Knowledge & Skills (Mandatory)
• Society (Mandatory)
• Education (Optional)
• Health (Optional)
• Work (Optional)

You are required to cover a minimum of 4 study themes in order to generate evidence for the units (2 mandatory themes and 2 optional themes). The candidate must be able to handle all aspects of everyday work, except where these are outside of their own area of expertise and the candidate must have the language skills to operate independently and at a professional level in the target language. They must also be able to extract complex information from a wide range of sources, signed at normal speed. S/he can handle a range of familiar accents, formal and informal language (including technical vocabulary) and colloquialisms.

Any enquires need to be directed to info@fyldecoastbslcentre.co.uk

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

You must be familiar with Signature Level 3 Certificate in BSL curriculum and holds a Signature Level 3 Certificate in BSL Certificate. You will have a wide knowledge in Deaf Community issues and partake in Deaf Rallies, Meetings, Deaf Clubs, etc. Admittance on to the course is by means of an interview, during which time candidates will have a BSL skills assessment.