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Skills for Progression Deaf Academy at Walsall College

Course description

This course is for Deaf/deaf students who wish to improve their English and Maths skills, to build their confidence and self-esteem in subjects that relate to everyday life skills for work, personal and social development, as well as develop their knowledge of deaf culture and history.

Entry requirements

  • No formal qualifications required
  • By interview with a Deaf Academy Tutor


Assessment is on-going throughout the academic year and students will complete portfolio/in-house worksheets to develop their knowledge and skills. Portfolio work will require the students to complete specific units to demonstrate their abilities to meet the criteria. Assessment methods used by tutors assess their abilities through questions and answers, discussion, observation, real life scenarios, group work, practical and written work, with written and signed feedback, depending on the subject being taught.

For Functional Skills, students are required to undertake a paper-based examination.

Future opportunities

This course is intended to develop skills towards a future vocational pathway in Further Education, leading ultimately in the future to employability. Onto a vocational course (linked to the appropriate level of Functional Skills qualification they achieve and required for a vocational course). Possible voluntary or paid employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walsall College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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    • The £64m Wisemore Campus, which opened its doors in September 2009, includes fully-fitted areas for the study of business, creative arts, health, public services and computing. There is also a performance area, motor vehicle workshops, a hair and beauty training salon, a gym, a nursery and a restaurant.