The course can be completed flexibly by participants and all modules are online. Monthly webinars provide opportunities to interact with staff and other course participants.
Webinar sessions focus on sign language aquisition and linguistics, scoring British Sign Language (BSL) narratives and grammar and carrying out the test. Webinars are conducted entirely in BSL. Course participants are required to have sufficient fluency in BSL to follow and take part in webinar discussions.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for professionals (Deaf staff, Teachers of the Deaf, Speech and Language Therapists, etc.) working with primary-school-aged deaf children who use British Sign Language (BSL) to communicate.
You'll take four online modules over four months.
The course provides an overview of sign language acquisition and BSL linguistics, as well as training in how to carry out and score the test, culminating in qualification to use the BSL Production Test and provision of all test resources.