Introduction to Tutoring British Sign Language

Available in the following locations:
  • Edinburgh

 

Course dates 2018:

 

Unfortunately due to lack up uptake we are postponing this course for the moment. If you want to be put on the mailing list for information about the next course email learn@deafaction.org

Course description

The course suits people who have no or have limited BSL tutoring experience and want to develop their tutoring skills.

Introduction to Tutoring British Sign Language (BSL) at SCQF Level 6 will have lots of classroom learning, practical and self-study (with support). It will give you a better understanding and confidence of how to manage and deliver BSL classes.

Structure

The award comprises of two units:

  • Language and Learning
  • Developing BSL Tutoring skills

You have to do both units to get this award at SCQF level 6.  (England & Wales NQ level 3, Northern Ireland level 5)

Learning Outcomes

 When you finish the course you should have a better understanding of:-

  • Issues that influence BSL Learning
  • Basic knowledge of BSL linguistics
  • Language skills – Receptive and Productive
  • Things that can change language selection in BSL tutoring
  • Methods for managing an effective learning environment
  • How to plan BSL tutoring sessions
  • Choose suitable learning resources and design suitable tasks
  • Be able to review the planning and delivery of BSL tutoring sessions

What next

 This course is a first step for people who want to have a qualification.  You should be able to progress to other qualifications like the Professional Development Award (PDA) in British Sign Language Studies in Scotland (England & Wales, N.Ireland)

On the day

Tea/coffee provided but bring your own lunch

 What you need to bring

USB stick for homework/videos

How to apply

  1. Download the application form below, fill in and email to learn@deafaction.org or post to Lauren McAnna, Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY
  2. Record a short clip (5 minutes max) telling us who you are, what experience you have and why you want to do the course. Send this to learn@deafaction.org through www.wetransfer.com or upload to YouTube / Vimeo and send us the link.
Application form (not currently available)
Cost

Information will be released with application forms for next course. Dates to be confirmed.

Funding

  • ITA funding. This course has been approved as part of the ITA funding scheme. ITA can give you £200 towards the cost of the course. Click here for more information and to see if you can apply for ITA funding. You must still submit the application form above even if applying for ITA funding.
  • Glasgow Society for the Education of the Deaf – Can give £500 towards the cost of a course. Click here for more information and to apply for this grant