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Key Info

Learning Area   Social Care & Health
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   4 weeks
Course Code   10355-STA

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Leisure and Professional
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   09/06/2022
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

Learn some basic signing with our communication specialist, Nicky Varney. Nicky uses sign in her daily support of learners, as a Higher Learning Support Practitioner, and is qualified to BSL Level 2. Nicky also uses other methods of communication in her work, such as Braille and Widget.

This course will be delivered at Cornwall College St Austell campus, and will be offered on two other occasions this academic year, both in college, for those that prefer in person training, and once online to support others unable to travel.

  What You Will Learn

A break down of the course and what will it will include:

Week 1

To learn what different types of sign language there are.
To learn signs for some greetings, the alphabet and to ask “What’s your name?” and say “My name is …”

Extension – “Where do you live?” and “I live…”

Week 2

To learn to sign numbers, family signs, to ask questions about age and questions that need a number in the answer and to ask and answer questions about families.

Extension task – Days of the week.

Week 3

To learn to sign different food signs, including fruit and vegetables, to ask and answer questions using like/don’t like and to ask and answer questions using favourite.

Week 4

To learn signs for verbs, including directional verbs, animal signs, question words and have a mini conversation in sign language using everything that you have learnt.

Extension Task - Colours


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My time at Cornwall College has quite literally changed my life. Completing the access course has allowed me to progress onto university and fulfill my dream of becoming a midwife.

I chose Cornwall College as the hours for the access course suited my family commitments. After attending an open day, I was also impressed with the support available to students.

The support I have received from my lecturers, my tutor and fellow students has been amazing. After being out of education for 15 years the access course has given me the skills and confidence to progress onto university. The learning curve over the last 9 months has been incredible and I will be forever grateful to those that supported me.

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