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 and is completed flexibly over a four month period.
The course will commence on Monday 19th February 2024 and can be completed flexibly online and ends on Friday 5th July 2024. The course fee of £700 covers all course materials and a copy of the test pack, including a new version of the test story and manual with updated test norms. We are keen to encourage two people from the same school/service to take the course at the same time and are offering a discounted price for this.
Please click on the link to find out more and to apply for the course.
To apply, you will first need to create an account with City. The code for the BSL PT online training course is module NMS126A. If there are sections on the application form that do not apply to you, please enter ‘none’ or ‘not applicable’. We aim to let you know the outcome of your application within a week.
Payment of course fees
In the Finance section of the application form, you will be asked ‘How do you propose to finance your studies here’. Please select the ‘self-funded’ option. If your application is successful, we will email you a link to provide payment by credit or debit card. If your employer is paying for course fees, we would prefer them to pay by credit or debit card. If this is not possible, please email the course administrator Farida Walton (email above)with your employer’s details so we can issue an invoice to them directly.
Evidence of level of skill in British Sign Language
The minimum level needed to take the course is level 2 BSL, although a higher level is preferable as course webinars are conducted entirely in BSL.
Once you have completed your application, please email a scan of your level 2 BSL certificate as soon as possible.