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.
Signature is an awarding body regulated by Ofqual, whose qualification appear on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
This qualification comprises two units, both of which are mandatory.
- 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
K318 – Accessible English for Deaf and Deafblind People – 50%
T303 – Modifying written texts for Deaf and Deafblind People – 50%
All units are assessed individually, and can be resat should candidates fail one of the units of the two associated with this qualification.
40 guided learning hours
20 additional study hours
For comparison, an A level is 360 GLH.
Signature Level 3 Award in Modifying Written English Texts for Deaf People
Holders of this qualification will be able to support deaf people in accessing written text.
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.
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.
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.
Signature offers other qualifications in BSL and Deafblind, which candidates may be interested in pursuing.