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Level 2 in ISL

This is a continuation course for those who have successfully completed Level 1.  It aims to improve communication skills in a range of familiar contexts, participating in longer and more open-ended exchanges than at Level 1.  The course will develop functional communication in ISL about a range of real life, routine, and daily experiences.  The learner will be able to deal with most routine language tasks and have sufficient grasp of grammar to cope with some non-routine tasks.  Deaf Culture and knowledge of the Deaf community will be central elements of the course.

The course is delivered in three units. 
ISL 201 Receptive Skills, 
ISL 202 Productive Skills 
ISL 203 Conversational Skills.

Learners are assessed on the content of four Themes;

Theme 1 is Mandatory: Everyday Conversation  
Theme 2 is optional - Eating and Drinking
Theme 3 is optional - Spending and Shopping
Theme 4 is optional - Travel and Holidays

Level 2 Course ISL Video Information in ISL  

The qualifications are accredited by Ofqual (The British Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator). The Awarding Body is Signature. The Qualifications are recognised on the British National Qualifications Framework, and are mapped on the European Qualifications and Credits Framework, QCF.  The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland have mapped the qualification onto the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.

Levels 1 to 3 are language courses to build learners language skills and knowledge of Irish Sign Language. Professional level training awards NVQ Levels 3 and 6 National Vocational Qualifications in Irish Sign Language uses the British National Language Standards (CILT, 2005), which define competent performance in Irish Sign Language skills in both receptive and productive units.   NVQs are an assessment process.

Candidates build portfolios of evidence samples to a set of Performance and Knowledge Criteria. Candidates must be able to understand and use information, ideas and opinions expressed in a range of work-related and relevant social contexts.

In addition to structured practical language classes, we provide learners with opportunities to study the language in laboratory analysis on computer, role-play in class sessions, debates and discussions.  Log-on learning facilities contain video clips for practice, assignments for self-study, course notes, reading lists, and electronic handouts.  The cultural heritage, key figures in deaf history, storytelling and poetry in sign languages, international deaf organisations, current affairs in the global Deaf community and issues key to Deaf Human Rights such as rights in education, language, and service provision form part of our deaf awareness training programmes.

See Course Schedules and Fees for detailed information on timetabling.

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Progression route

-Level 1 ISL - 9 credits

-Level 2 ISL - 15 credits

-Level 3 ISL NVQ - 28 credits

-Level 6 ISL NVQ - 36 credits - degree - level

-Level 6 Interpreter Training - degree level

-Level 6 Translation - degree level - suitable for deaf and hearing interpreter-translators