Signature Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Visual Frame Hands On (QCF)

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  • UK
Purpose

Learners will use knowledge and skills to enable them to work effectively with deafblind people who use Visual Frame Hands On, 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.

Education context

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

Awarding organisation
  • Signature
Qualification code
Structure

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

Subject areas
  • Languages
Levels
  • 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). 

Grading

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

Assessment

VFHO301  Producing and Receiving Visual Frame Hands On

Practical Assessment

MOD301  Modifying Language for Deafblind People

Written Assessment

Contribution of assessment components to overall grade

VFHO 301  Producing and Receiving Deafblind Manual – 50%

MOD301  Modifying Language for 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
140 hours
Guided/notional learning hours notes

100 guided learning hours

40 additional study

For comparison, an A level is 360 GLH. 

UCAS Tariff points

Signature Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Visual Frame Hands On

Grade Points
P 8
Key issues for UK HE admissions

Holders of this qualification will be able to communicate with deafblind people who use Visual Frame and Hands On communication.

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 for this qualification is reported to Ofqual and the DfE. 

Progression information

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual
  • 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