Qualification: DAC1 Certificate Awarded by Signature (CACDP)
Entry requirements: There is no prior knowledge or experience required.
The course is designed to give you knowledge and practical skills that will enable you to effectively communicate with all deaf people, using their own preferred language. You will also develop an understanding of how culture and environment, as well as individual need, informs these choices. The lead tutor is George Raggett, who himself is deaf.
Assessment: There are 2 formal assessments
- In your practical ability to identify the communication and environment needs of any deaf person and use of Clear Speech, BSL Finger Spelling, Block, DMA and the tactics for repairing breakdowns in spoken communication. (T101)
- A multiple-choice question paper to assesses your knowledge and understanding of Deaf Awareness. (K101)
Progression: The course content also compliments and provides important background information and skills for studying British Sign Language at any Level. Successful completion of both units will achieve the DAC1 award in Deaf Awareness and Communication, Level 1, the recognised standard for customer service and support staff.
Cost: £134 which includes Examination Fee payable to Signature (£66) with tea/coffee refreshments.
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Would you like your staff to have a basic knowledge of sign language for meeting and greeting your customers, clients or service users?
WDDA offers bespoke BSL training packages for local organisations, businesses and workplaces. Our Bite Sized Introduction to BSL Communication Skills course can be tailored for your specific needs and delivered at your workplace, ensuring good uptake and minimising pressure on valuable staff time and resources.
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Unit K101 – Deaf & Deaf Blind Awareness
The course is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by Deaf and Deaf Blind people in accessing services and information.
You will learn of the technical and human aids to communication that are available.
In addition, you will develop skills that will enable effective communication with all deaf people, using their own preferred language.
The course content compliments that of Unit T101 Deaf and Deaf Blind Communication Tactics. Successful completion of both units will achieve the DAC01 award in Deaf Awareness and Communication Level 1.
Our next K101 Deaf & Deaf Blind Awareness course will run over two consecutive Saturdays on Saturday 22nd (10am-4pm) and Saturday 29th May 2021 (10am-2:30pm) Covid secure setting at Bournemouth Deaf Club.
Course cost: £115.
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