NEWS FOR MAY 2009
Two More Qualifications on Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF)
Added 15 May 2009We can now confirm that the remaining two qualifications: Signature Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication and Signature Level 2 Award in Irish Sign Language have been accredited and are now on the new Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF) for first teaching from September 2009.
Training Events for 2009-10 Now Available
Added 14 May 2009Training events for September 2009 to July 2010 are now available on our website under the Teachers and Assessors section. Our courses offer opportunities for teachers and assessors to develop skills and knowledge in their area. If you book a place on one of our events eight weeks before the course date, you will receive a discount. The training programme has more information on Early Bird prices.
NHS Make Swine Flu Information Available in BSL
Added 12 May 2009NHS Scotland has produced BSL content on the NHS 24 website to support its information on Swine Flu. Not only has the NHS made important information more accessible but they have also made the videos freely available for use on other websites in the deaf community.
Deaflympics Charity Dinner and Auction
Added 06 May 2009Rebecca Foster, coach and assistant team manager at the forthcoming Deaflympics in Taipei in August, is organising a charity dinner and auction in a bid to raise £3,000. The evening will take place on 12 June 2009 at Outwood Grange College in the Conference Theatre at 7pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children or students. All ticket sales and auction amounts will go directly to the Deaflympics.
Liverpool Schoolgirl Nominated for Signature Annual Award
Added 05 May 2009An eight year old girl was nominated for a national award - thanks to her signing skills.
Amelia McCabe has been signing since she was a little girl as both of her parents are deaf. The youngster's talents have even stunned her mother, who set up West Derby-based sign language academy Talking Hands.
Amelia, from Croxteth, is currently taking her level two exams which are an equivalent to a GCSE.