Year: 2011

Accessible Shows at Edinburgh Fringe

02nd Aug 2011

This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, will be offering three captioned performances for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing visitors this August.

Final Report on ‘British Sign Language and Improving Services for d/Deaf Learners’ Project

29th Jul 2011

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) developed a support project with funding from the Skills Funding Agency to improve the ability of post-16 learning and skills providers to recruit and retain d/Deaf learners while improving their attainment levels.

National Shortlists Announced

28th Jul 2011

We are delighted to announce the national shortlists for this year’s Signature Annual Awards. To see who they are please click here.

Threlford Memorial Lecture – Speaker Announced & Bookings Open

28th Jul 2011

CIOL are delighted to announce that Richard Hardie of UBS Ltd will be delivering this year’s Threlford Memorial Lecture at our Members’ Day in Durham on Saturday 17 September 2011.

Qualifications Update

21st Jul 2011

Level 6 Qualification Specifications for 2011-12 are now available…

Positive Signs Following Prime Minister’s Question Time

15th Jul 2011

During Prime Minister’s Question Time on 14 July 2011, David Cameron agreed to progress with sign language support for deaf parents and their children after pilot schemes proved to be “a huge success”.

Photographs of DCID Launch Event Now Available

11th Jul 2011

Photographs of the DCID Launch Event, which took place in Enniskillen at the South West College Technology and Skills Centre are now available.

Qualifications Update

08th Jul 2011

New Qualification Specifications and Teacher Notes for 2011-12 are now available…

Training for Teachers

05th Jul 2011

Our September – December 2011 Training Events for Teachers programme will be available soon.

In this programme you will find more training in more locations and free places.

Qualifications Update

28th Jun 2011

Signature qualifications are reviewed annually. We are working hard to prepare all our qualifications for the 2011/2012 academic year.

As part of this review and the feedback we received, improvements have been made to the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting qualification. The assessment guidance notes have been improved and are now clearer with more detail.