appa is working to ensure that all practitioners in the field of deafblind communication are appropriately qualified to meet the needs of deafblind people, and the requirements of the Care Act 2014. And so appa is delivering a range of specialised deafblind awareness and communication courses which are accredited by the Institute of BSL (iBSL):
•iBSL Level 1 Award in Deafblind Awareness
•iBSL Level 2 Award in Deafblind Communication
•iBSL Level 3 Award in Deafblind Communication
Why the iBSL deafblind communication qualifications?
iBSL is currently the only awarding organisation whose qualifications include training and assessment on Visual Frame and Hands-On communication. These are not taught or assessed in other deafblind qualifications, such as Signature Level 2 Award in Communicating with Deafblind People. In addition, iBSL courses also include Deafblind Manual and other modes of Deafblind communication.
If you achieve these 3 qualifications, you will be qualified to provide fluent communication with BSL-using deafblind people.
Fast-Track Deafblind Training
How long does it take to complete?
On this programme, achieving the three levels can take only 4 – 5 months.