New Level 3 Qualification Update

We have been working hard over the last months with the body responsible for setting the standards for language qualifications and have been able to negotiate the details of the new Level 3 qualification.

The new qualification will be called Level 3 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language / Irish Sign language and will have two units. The qualification will be 28 credits at Level 3.

Unit Title

Guided Learning Hours


Understanding varied British Sign Language in a range of work situations



Use varied British Sign Language in a range of work situations



What next?

We are working hard to finalise the draft qualification specification. When this is ready we will send it out for discussion. The next step will be to submit the final qualification and units and put these on the QCF.

We will publish training materials and teacher/assessor guidance notes are being developed to support this qualification.

The first training event for external verifiers and moderators will take place on 21 June 2010 in London. The training events for teachers are 9 July & 3 August in London, and 7 July & 17 August in Birmingham.

If you have any questions, please contact your Customer Support Officer who will be happy to help.

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