Signature Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual (QCF)

Qualification code

Vocational qualifications are either work-related qualifications designed to enable students to gain the skills required to perform a particular job, or qualifications that may be taken as part of a wider study programme or an apprenticeship.

Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the DfE performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16-19 year olds by the Secretary of State for Education in England under Section 96, where this is in the best interests of individual students.

In this qualification students will use knowledge and skills to enable them to work effectively with deafblind people who use Deafblind Manual in a variety of everyday settings, including conversations, socialising, education, personnel and employment.


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


DM301  Producing and Receiving Deafblind Manual

Practical Assessment

MOD301  Modifying Language for Deafblind People

Written Assessment

Further information

There are a number of key considerations for HEPs when reviewing vocational qualifications that are not listed on the DfE 16-19 performance tables for England:

  • Some of these qualifications are occupational, and may not designed specifically for progression to HE.
  • Applicants holding these qualifications may be school or college leavers, however, some may be more mature students who are likely to have other relevant experience alongside these qualifications.
  • These qualifications may have been taken as part of a wider study programme or an apprenticeship.
  • If they are presented for admission to HE it is likely to be in conjunction with other qualifications.

Holders of this qualification will be able to communicate with deafblind peope who use Deafblind Manual.