Signature Level 3 Certificate in Modifying Written Texts for Deaf People (QCF)

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Learners will be able to recognise structures and discourse in English which can cause particular problems for deaf readers, and be able to modify them so they become more accessible, without changing the meaning or intent of the original written message.

Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16-19 year olds, where this is in the best interests of individual students.

This qualification is not listed on the 16-19 performance tables.

Education context

Signature is an awarding body regulated by Ofqual, whose qualification appear on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Awarding organisation
  • Signature
Qualification code

This qualification comprises two units, both of which are mandatory.

Subject areas
  • Languages
  • Level 3

Level 3 qualifications regulated to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

The RQF is the new system for cataloguing all qualifications regulated by Ofqual, indexing them by level and size.  

A levels are also Level 3 qualifications regulated to the RQF.

Level 3 is the same as Level 6 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).


Candidates must achieve a Pass in all units to achieve an overall Pass in the qualification.


K318 – Accessible English for Deaf and Deafblind People – written assessment paper

T303 – Modifying written texts for Deaf and Deafblind People – portfolio and written assessment

Contribution of assessment components to overall grade

K318 – Accessible English for Deaf and Deafblind People – 50%

T303 – Modifying written texts for Deaf and Deafblind People – 50%

Resit arrangements

All units are assessed individually, and can be resat should candidates fail one of the units of the two associated with this qualification.

Guided/notional learning hours
40 hours
Guided/notional learning hours notes

40 guided learning hours

20 additional study hours

For comparison, an A level is 360 GLH.

UCAS Tariff points

Signature Level 3 Award in Modifying Written English Texts for Deaf People

Grade Points
P 8
Key issues for UK HE admissions

Holders of this qualification will be able to support deaf people in accessing written text.

Timing of assessments/results for learners

Candidates' assessments are 'on demand', with a notice period of between one and six weeks.

Candidates will receive their results within six weeks of the assessment date.

Certificates are issued to successful candidates within four weeks of results being issued.

Reporting and certification information

The results of many UK qualifications are reported to UCAS through Awarding Body Linkage (ABL)

  • A levels and results from larger awarding bodies are reported automatically.

  • IB results are only reported with the candidate’s permission

  • Some results are not reported through ABL,this does not reflect the validity of the qualification.

View the results available through ABL.

Where results are not available through ABL, HEPs will need to ask applicants to provide their own evidence of achievement.

Certification of this qualification is reported to Ofqual and the DfE. 

Progression information

Signature offers other qualifications in BSL and Deafblind, which candidates may be interested in pursuing.