Learners 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.
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 a awarding body regulated by Ofqual, whose qualifications are 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.
DM301 – Producing and Receiving Deafblind Manual
MOD301 – Modifying Language for Deafblind People
DM301 – Producing and Receiving Deafblind Manual – 50%
MOD301 – Modifying Language for 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.
100 guided learning hours
40 additional study hours
For comparison, an A level is 360 GLH.
Signature Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual
Holders of this qualification will be able to communicate with deafblind people who use Deafblind Manual.
Candidates' assessments are 'on demand', with a notice period of between one and six weeks.
Candidates 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 is reported to DfE and Ofqual.
Learners who achieve this qualification may progress to:
- Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Visual Frame Hands On
- Level 6 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual
- Level 6 Certificate in Working Effectively with Visual Frame Hands On
- Level 6 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual and Visual Frame Hands On