NEWS FOR JANUARY 2013

Further Education Guild Consultation

Added 31 Jan 2013

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have launched a formal consultation exercise on their proposal to establish a Further Education Guild.

TV Soap Tackles Issue of Childhood Deafness

Added 30 Jan 2013

River City, a Scottish Soap opera on BBC1 Scotland, is tackling the issue of childhood deafness. The storyline centres on one of the key characters' son, who has been diagnosed with a unilateral hearing loss by the local GP.

London 2012 Games - Accessibility review for deaf and deafblind people

Added 30 Jan 2013

The London 2012 Games gave many deaf people the opportunity to participate as Games Maker volunteers and ceremony performers as well as to attend as spectators.

Deaf Communication Infrastructure Development Project Conference

Added 23 Jan 2013

Teaching Sign Language: Inclusion for All

on Tuesday 14th May 2013, 9.30am to 3.30pm

in Carrickdale Hotel & Spa, Carrickcarnon, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Special Offer on Teacher Training

Added 22 Jan 2013

Signature is offering a number of terrific deals on upcoming teacher training events.

Meet Signature at the 2013 Learning and Skills Exhibition

Added 21 Jan 2013

Signature will be at the Learning and Skills Exhibition at Olympia 2 on 29 and 30 January. You are invited to come to stand 258a to meet some of our team and learn more about our new, self deliverable Deaf Awareness course.

(CPD) Applied Sign Linguistics Course - University of Central Lancashire

Added 17 Jan 2013

The University of Central Lancashire is delivering a course which is open to teachers who teach or wish to teach British Sign Language (BSL). Participants should hold a Level 3 qualification e.g. the Signature Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language or equivalent.

UK Council on Deafness Conference

Added 16 Jan 2013

At a time when the Government is implementing it's health service reforms, it is important to make sure that their new system meets the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people.

Signature Launch Deaf Awareness Course Aimed at Frontline Staff

Added 16 Jan 2013

Is your organisation looking for a Deaf Awareness course that outlines the basic communication skills you need to be more accessible for deaf people?

Update on Campaign for a BSL Bill for Scotland

Added 11 Jan 2013

Last summer, Mark Griffin MSP launched a consultation on introducing a BSL bill for Scotland. In total, 1,192 responses were received. The average is normally around 40. Public sector organisations, deaf groups and hundreds of individuals from across Scotland and beyond made their views known and the feedback was around 98% positive.

Signature Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Translation Course Continues

Added 09 Jan 2013

In October 2012, a group of 9 deaf people from Northern Ireland and the border counties began working towards the Signature Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Translation as part of the DCID Project.

New Level 3 Qualification

Added 08 Jan 2013

Earlier last year we told you that we were reviewing our Level 3 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language and Irish Sign Language. We asked you for your opinions on the topics, assessment methods and suitability of the qualification for progression to Level 6 and Interpreting/Translation qualifications.