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TRAINING & COMMUNICATION
Merseyside Society for Deaf People offer a variety of courses ranging from the basics in Sign Language to Interpreter training at Diploma Level. Our aim is to continually improve communication and services that will enable Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing people to be fully empowered within society.
For detailed information about our courses, please click the links below.
The Training and Communication Team has successfully provided effective equality training and specialist services throughout Merseyside for over 25 years. We aim to promote equality for people who are Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing.
We provide training for both organisations and individuals which range from one day awareness courses through to courses taught at NVQ level 6.
We have worked with a number of partner organisations in the public and private sector to promote equality of access for Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing people. We have customised a range of programmes and training to match individual client needs.
Level 6 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language (Language Unit)
Successful completion of this qualification can be used as evidence of the language skills needed in order to be able to operate at a professionally proficient level in the target language. It is useful for those who work professionally with Deaf people (for example teachers and lecturers in BSL, social workers, teachers of the Deaf, trainee interpreters, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc) or those who aspire to work in these contexts. Essential requirements: Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence in BSL at Level 3.
Course Duration: Rolling program (12 months)
Immediate Start Dates
1 to 1 Tutorials
Course Fee: £1,500.00
Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting
The Diploma course offers theoretical teaching, support and guidance to enable the candidate to complete a final portfolio and be eligible to register as a qualified interpreter
Commencing: February 2016
Course Duration: Rolling program (12-24 months)
Course Fee: £4,500.00
If you require further details, please contact us:
Telephone: 0151 230 5098
Or fill out our online Contact Form
British Sign Language Level 1:
Signature Level 1 in British Sign Language is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in BSL about familiar day to day topics and activities
Commencing: Monday 22nd February 2016 9.30am-12.30pm
Commencing: Tuesday 23rd February 2016 6pm - 9pm
Commencing: Monday 5th September 2016, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Course Duration: 3 hours per week for 21 weeks
Course Fee: £185.00pp
Assessment Fee: £86.00pp
British Sign Language Level 2:
Signature Level 2 in British Sign Language will enable participants to communicate
with Deaf people in BSL in a range of familiar contexts, using longer and more open-ended exchanges than at Level 1.The course is suitable for those who wish to acquire language skills at an intermediate level. Achievement in BSL Level 1 is required.
Commencing: Thursday 7th April 2016, 1.30pm-4.30pm
Course Duration: 3 hours per week for 43 weeks
Course Fee: £295.00 pp
Assessment Fee: £136.00pp
British Sign Language Level 3:
Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language (BSL) caters for the learning needs of those who already have competence in BSL at Level 2. Successful learners must be able to demonstrate competence at Level 3 of the UK Occupational Language Standards (CILT, 2010). This means that the learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations. The successful candidate at BSL Level 3 can register as a Communication Support Worker and progress to NVQ6 Language & NVQ6 Interpreting
Commencing: Tuesday 5th April 2016, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Commencing: May 2016, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Commencing: Tuesday 2nd August 2016, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Course Duration: 3 hours per week for 12 months
Course Fee: £788.00
Assessment Fee: £137.00