19 Years and Over


This qualification is designed to provide introductory knowledge and skill for enhancing communication with deaf* people.
*The term ‘deaf’ relates to all of the following: Deaf, deafened, deafblind, hard of hearing, Deaf BSL users, Deaf visually impaired, blind hearing impaired and people with congenital deaf-blindness.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience of British/Irish Sign Language or knowledge is needed.


To achieve the qualification, learners are required to achieve two units – one theory and one practical:

Deaf and Deafblind Awareness (multiple choice exam)
Communication Tactics with Deaf and Deafblind People (Assessment of practical skills)


This qualification is assessed by both practical and theory assessment methods.

Attendance to all sessions is mandatory.

Awarding body



Fees: 131.00

Fees Advanced Learning Loan:


L2 Award in Communicating with Deafblind People
L2 Award in Communicating and Guiding Skills with Deafblind People
L1 Award in British Sign Language

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

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