Signature Certificate in
Modifying Written English Texts for Deaf People

This course is currently under review and we are not taking any new applicants at the moment - 9/01/2014.

The information below is for information only.


Unit T303: Modifying Written Texts

Signature Accredited course at SCQF 6 equivalent

You will learn:

  1. The principles behind language modification;
  2. How to accurately modify complex texts into plain English;
  3. How to evaluate your success with the deaf client.

How long is the course?

The learning activities for the T303 course take approximately 20 hours. You will also need to find at least two deaf clients who want texts modified so that you can ask for comments on your work. Please allow time to get this feedback from clients.

Before you apply you will need:

  1. Confidence with IT skills: keyboard skills and file handling;
  2. To have passed the Signature K318 course, Accessible English for Deaf and Deafblind People;
  3. A good level of English. Higher English C or above or equivalent;
  4. Access to deaf or deafblind people who would like texts modified. Usually this means via a school, college or social services setting. You will need to be able to meet with the person who gave out the text and deaf learners or clients to discuss the modification;
  5. Access to a computer with broadband and a printer.

Who are the other students?
The course has previously been taken by Teachers of Deaf Children and Communication Support Workers working in schools and colleges. The most successful modifiers usually have very good levels of English, a wide general knowledge and excellent IT skills.