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CSW3 : Level 3 Certificate in Communication Support for Deaf Learners

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:

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.

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Course Length

To be confirmed

  • New students are emailed the Enrolment form for completion which they return via email.   Course deposit must be paid at least two weeks prior to course commencing.  Full induction to course and centre provided on day one of the course
  • Students can pay for the course in full or opt for instalments, if instalments are chosen then Standing Order will be set up
  • If you have not studied previous courses with BSL Ladder then an initial assessment of skills will be required (interview)
  • Provide Certificates Level 2 & Level 3 in BSL
  • Portable video camera (camcorder) and stand with SD storage card
  • A4 Folder, clear wallets, dividers, paper, pens and
  • Most importantly USB, SD or external hard drive storage device minimum 16 GB
  • Access to and/or use of laptop and printer. 
  • Internet access
  • Mobile phone WhatsApp, as group discussions, updates and video clips are communicated through this system.