CSW3 : Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners

Qualification aim
This qualification is appropriate for specialist learning support practitioners who work with Deaf learners in for example an FE College, adult and community learning centre or learning provider and for those supporting work based training such as within voluntary, community, private and public organisations.  The aim of the certificate is to provide those who are learning support practitioners – Communication Support Workers (CSWs) – with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills in order to effectively fulfil the specialist learning support practitioner role.

Qualification objectives
At the end of the qualification, learners will be able:

  • to provide a sound educational basis for supporting deaf learners in a wide range of learning institutions with in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes for supporting deaf learners in a wide range of learning institutions with in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • to promote personal and professional development
  • to promote evaluation and reflection on personal and communication support practice

Qualification structure
To achieve the full Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners, learners are required to achieve all eight units.  The Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners consists of mandatory credit only. The introductory unit, Preparing to Support Learning, should be delivered first. This could be combined with additional units to provide a particular focus for the introductory part of a programme. A holistic approach may be taken by centres with the remaining mandatory units.

Course Length  To be confirmed
Enrolment     Application form email to new student, upon completion and payment of deposit student will receive induction, then the course commences
Requirements  Folder, pen, paper and most importantly a storage device – USB, SD, External Hard drive.

An initial assessment of skills in both productive and receptive will be required (interview)