NEWS FOR MARCH 2009

Level 3 ACE qualifications practice script now available

Added 26 Mar 2009

The practice script is now available for teachers of T301, T302 and T304. The script can be used for practise in the classroom or as a mock assessment. If you would like the practice script for your centre, please contact Shelley Edwards at shelley.edwards@signature.org.uk or 0191 383 7928.

Nationwide Search For Stars in Deaf Communication is Launched

Added 18 Mar 2009

The hunt is on to reward people in the UK and Ireland who have done most to overcome the communication barriers deaf people face in everyday life.

Assessment Process improvements

Added 12 Mar 2009

We are improving the way we process assessments in response to feedback we received at our stakeholder focus groups. Centres asked us to consider modifying the process so completed assessments are sent direct to assessors. That would reduce the number of post journeys and the associated possibility of delays to results.

Gaynor Kingsman is moving on

Added 05 Mar 2009

After six years with us, Gaynor Kingsman, our Communications Manager in Scotland is leaving us at the end of the month to take up an exciting new position. Gaynor has spent six years building strong face-to-face relationships with our partners in education and the voluntary and public sectors to secure project funding, and increase the number of candidates taking our qualifications. To be successful we need a strong profile and network in Scotland. Gaynor has given us both. She says no one deserves our appreciation more than the centres and teachers who deliver our qualifications, whose hard work continues to take us closer to our vision every day.

Hertfordshire Police Start Their Own BSL Classes

Added 03 Mar 2009

Press release from Hertfordshire Police: Twelve Hertfordshire Link Officers for the Deaf have been chosen to start a CACDP British Sign Language course in order to enhance their communication skills with Deaf people in the community. The police-specific course will be run at police headquarters in Hertfordshire.