Progressing on from Level 2, this qualification shows competence at Level 3 of the UK Occupational Standards, it is equivalent to those for Modern Foreign Languages at AS and A2 level, it is at Level 3 on the QCF, Advanced Level on the Language Ladder and Level B2 on the Common European Framework.
The learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations and will develop an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of BSL and an understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture.
It is useful for those who work on a regular basis and those who aspire to work with Deaf people as well as those wishing to expand their knowledge and skills in BSL.
Guided Learning Hours: 150
The qualification is divided into three units each of which will be assessed seperately.
Unit 320 - Sign Linguistics Knowledge
The aim of this unit is for learners to develop an inderstanding and competent use of the grammatical rules of BSL.
Assessment for this unit will take the form of a 45 minute written question paper which will be externally marked by Signature.
Unit 321 - Understand varied BSL in a range of work and social situations
By the end of this unit the learner can follow conversations and discussions delivered at normal speed on a range of topics in different work and social situations.
Assessment for this unit will be via paper based Q&As while watching various conversations on DVDs.
Unit 322 - Use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations
By the end of this unit the learner can contribute BSL in a range of work-related and social situations and have a good vocabulary which they can adapt to get straightforward messages across. The learner can keep the conversation going fairly smoothly within familiar areas, but may have difficulty expressing complex or abstract ideas. When the learner does not have the vocabulary, or the other person does not understand, they can generally find alternative ways to explain.
The assessment will be an externally marked recording of an 8-10 minute presentation by the candidate and a 10-12 minute conversation between the teacher and candidate.
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