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BSL Production Test Online Training Course CPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

The aim of the course is to train participants to use the BSL Production Test, which is an assessment of narrative skills for deaf children aged 4-11 years. The online course is based on a previous face to face course.

Course overview

The aim of the course is to train participants to use the BSL Production Test, which is an assessment of narrative skills for deaf children aged 4-11 years.

The course consists of 4 online modules taken over 4 months:

Module 1 - Introduction to the BSL PT and the training course

Module 2 - Sign language acquisition and scoring BSL narratives

Module 3 - Sign linguistics and scoring BSL grammar

Module 4 - Carrying out the test, interpreting and reporting on test scores, and next steps

Students who complete modules and pass all assignments can be registered as users of the BSL Production Test.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

You will learn about deaf children’s language development in BSL, sign linguistics, and acquire the skills needed to collect and analyse a narrative sample using the BSL Production Test.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge


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. The course provides and overview of sign language acquisition and BSL linguistics, as well as training in how to carry out and score the test. The course can be completed flexibly by participants since there is no requirement to attend live sessions. All modules are online and monthly webinars provide opportunities to interact with staff and other course participants.

Participants must have a minimum level 2 BSL (Signature) to attend the course. Evidence of this will be required. Pairs of staff from the same school or service are encouraged to attend together where possible.

English requirements

Modules are presented in BSL or English. Small group webinars are conducted in BSL only.

Assessment

Assessment

The course content is delivered online with each module accompanied by a webinar. Module assignments provide opportunities to practice the different aspects of the assessment – test administration, scoring, test interpretation.