In the UK one in six people have some degree of hearing loss. That's about 10 million people. It is also estimated that there are around 250,000 people who are deafblind or have sensory impairments. This means that you are likely to come into daily contact with people who are deaf or deafblind.
If you are looking for a basic knowledge of communication issues affecting deaf and deafblind people, then Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication is for you.
This qualification is designed to provide introductory knowledge and skill for enhancing communication with deaf people.
To achieve the full Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication, learners are required to achieve two units.
Unit K101 is the theory unit, and Unit T101 is the practical unit. Units can be taken in any order and can be achieved separately.
|Unit||QAN unit number||Unit title||Assessment|
|K101||L/600/0516||Deaf and Deafblind Awareness||Multiple choice examination|
|T101||F/503/9805||Communication Tactics with Deaf and Deafblind People||Practical assessment of skills|
The following table details the recommended learning hours required to achieve this qualification.
|Unit||Guided Learning Hours (GLH)||Additional study hours||Total learning hours||Credit value|
Guided learning hours include assessment time.
Additional study hours include private study, homework, practice, etc.
Signature approved centres will deliver this qualification over agreed timescales.
No previous experience of British/Irish Sign Language or knowledge is needed.
Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication is suitable for those who:
On completion of Signature Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication, a range of further qualifications are available, including: