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Scottish Sensory Centre

Concession: Contracted Braille Competency Course 2024-25

£325.00

Description

Scottish Sensory Centre Contracted Braille Competency Course 2024-25: Concession: Unified English Braille (UEB): Distance Learning Workbook Based Course

This is a skills-based course with written assessments using a Perkins Brailler and requires a high level of commitment and daily practise. The course runs continuously for 18 months - holidays etc are not factored into the timetable. The course is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). On satisfactory completion of the course an SQA Certificate will be awarded.

According to the Guidance on Appropriate Qualifications for Teachers of Children and Young Persons who are Visually Impaired, published by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities ‘need to ensure that all visually impaired pupils who need to use Braille are taught by appropriately qualified teachers who have competence in Braille to Grade 2’.

This course is for sighted people working with children and young people who use, or may need to use, Contracted Unified English Braille (UEB), eg, teachers, additional needs support assistants, parents/carers, etc. It offers the opportunity to acquire competence in reading and writing Contracted UEB.

The SSC’s Braille course is based on the centre’s belief that all learners of Braille should do so by using a Perkins Braille Writer (or other paper carrying machine) and paper. Offering a Braille course that can be accessed via an electronic device may mislead a new and/or inexperienced practitioner into believing that this is also the best way to teach young children. Effective and efficient use of two hands is essential for reading and interpreting tactile diagrams and this technique can only be developed by reading a hard Braille copy, never by using a Braille display that shows only a single line at a time. For young children learning Braille the importance of developing a good, two-handed reading technique can never be over emphasised.
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Scottish Sensory Centre

Outwith UK: Contracted Braille Competency Course 2024-25

£600.00

Description

SSC Contracted Braille Competency Course 2024-25: Outwith UK
Scottish Sensory Centre, Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh: Course Tutor: Diane McLellan

This course has been validated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). On satisfactory completion of the course an SQA certificate will be awarded. If you would like to check on how the SQA may use your information please use the following link: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/45397.html

According to the Guidance on Appropriate Qualifications for Teachers of Children and Young Persons who are Visually Impaired, published by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities ‘need to ensure that all visually impaired pupils who need to use Braille are taught by appropriately qualified teachers who have competence in Braille to Grade 2’.

This course is for sighted people working with children and young people who use, or may need to use, Contracted Unified English Braille (UEB), eg, teachers, additional needs support assistants, parents/carers, etc. It offers the opportunity to acquire competence in reading and writing Contracted UEB.
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Scottish Sensory Centre

SSC Contracted Braille Competency Course 2024-25

£500.00

Description

Scottish Sensory Centre Contracted Braille Competency Course 2024-25: Unified English Braille (UEB): Distance Learning Workbook Based Course

This is a skills-based course with written assessments using a Perkins Brailler and requires a high level of commitment and daily practise. The course runs continuously for 18 months - holidays etc are not factored into the timetable. The course is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). On satisfactory completion of the course an SQA Certificate will be awarded.

According to the Guidance on Appropriate Qualifications for Teachers of Children and Young Persons who are Visually Impaired, published by the Scottish Government, Local Authorities ‘need to ensure that all visually impaired pupils who need to use Braille are taught by appropriately qualified teachers who have competence in Braille to Grade 2’.

This course is for sighted people working with children and young people who use, or may need to use, Contracted Unified English Braille (UEB), eg, teachers, additional needs support assistants, parents/carers, etc. It offers the opportunity to acquire competence in reading and writing Contracted UEB.

The SSC’s Braille course is based on the centre’s belief that all learners of Braille should do so by using a Perkins Braille Writer (or other paper carrying machine) and paper. Offering a Braille course that can be accessed via an electronic device may mislead a new and/or inexperienced practitioner into believing that this is also the best way to teach young children. Effective and efficient use of two hands is essential for reading and interpreting tactile diagrams and this technique can only be developed by reading a hard Braille copy, never by using a Braille display that shows only a single line at a time. For young children learning Braille the importance of developing a good, two-handed reading technique can never be over emphasised.
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Scottish Sensory Centre

SSC Uncontracted Braille Competency Course: Unsupported Re-Entry Option 2024-25

£60.00

Description

SSC Uncontracted Braille Competency Course: Unsupported Re-Entry Option

For candidates who have just completed the SSC's three-month distance learning Braille course and not passed the Final Assessment, the SSC is prepared to re-enter candidates for the Braille Final Assessment based on the following criteria:

1. A new full three-part Final Assessment must be undertaken.
2. The Final Assessment must be undertaken within six months of the date of last resit attempt.
3. This option is only open to candidates who have recently completed the whole SSC Braille Competency course and failed for the second time.
4. Payment of £60 is received for each new attempt to cover to cover marking of assessment, moderation of assessment and admin processes required.

Please note that this option does not include any Course Tutor guidance or feedback other than the Final Assessment marking and comments.

If you wish to take this option forward, please complete the application form.

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Scottish Sensory Centre

Uncontracted Braille Competency Course 2024-25

£325.00

Description

SSC Braille Competency Course 2024-25: Uncontracted

Scottish Sensory Centre, Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh: Course Tutor: Diane McLellan

This course has been validated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and on satisfactory completion of the Final Assessment exam an SQA Certificate will be awarded. This is a distance learning course designed for sighted people who are working with children and young people who use uncontracted Braille, ie, teachers, learning support assistants, parents, etc. Course members will have up to 3 months, from receipt of the course materials, to complete the course, including the Final Assessment exam. The course runs continuously for this period - holidays are not factored into the timetable.

The SSC’s Braille course is based on the centre’s belief that all learners of Braille should do so by using a Perkins Braille Writer (or other paper carrying machine) and paper. Offering a Braille course that can be accessed via an electronic device may mislead a new and/or inexperienced practitioner into believing that this is also the best way to teach young children. Effective and efficient use of two hands is essential for reading and interpreting tactile diagrams; this technique can only be developed by reading a hard Braille copy, never by using a Braille display that shows only a single line at a time. For young children learning Braille the importance of developing a good, two-handed reading technique can never be over emphasised.
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Scottish Sensory Centre

Uncontracted Braille Competency Course Concession 2024-25

£225.00

Description

SSC Braille Competency Course 2024-25: Uncontracted (Concession)

Scottish Sensory Centre, Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh: Course Tutor: Diane McLellan

This course has been validated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and on satisfactory completion of the Final Assessment exam an SQA Certificate will be awarded. This is a distance learning course designed for sighted people who are working with children and young people who use uncontracted Braille, ie, teachers, learning support assistants, parents, etc. Course members will have up to 3 months, from receipt of the course materials, to complete the course, including the Final Assessment exam. The course runs continuously for this period - holidays are not factored into the timetable.

The SSC’s Braille course is based on the centre’s belief that all learners of Braille should do so by using a Perkins Braille Writer (or other paper carrying machine) and paper. Offering a Braille course that can be accessed via an electronic device may mislead a new and/or inexperienced practitioner into believing that this is also the best way to teach young children. Effective and efficient use of two hands is essential for reading and interpreting tactile diagrams; this technique can only be developed by reading a hard Braille copy, never by using a Braille display that shows only a single line at a time. For young children learning Braille the importance of developing a good, two-handed reading technique can never be over emphasised.
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Scottish Sensory Centre

Uncontracted Braille Competency Course: Outwith UK: 2024-25

£375.00

Description

Outwith UK: SSC Braille Competency Course 2024-25: Uncontracted

Scottish Sensory Centre, Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh: Course Tutor: Diane McLellan

This course has been validated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and on satisfactory completion of the Final Assessment exam an SQA Certificate will be awarded. This is a distance learning course designed for sighted people who are working with children and young people who use uncontracted Braille, ie, teachers, learning support assistants, parents, etc. Course members will have up to 3 months, from receipt of the course materials, to complete the course, including the Final Assessment exam. The course runs continuously for this period - holidays are not factored into the timetable.

The SSC’s Braille course is based on the centre’s belief that all learners of Braille should do so by using a Perkins Braille Writer (or other paper carrying machine) and paper. Offering a Braille course that can be accessed via an electronic device may mislead a new and/or inexperienced practitioner into believing that this is also the best way to teach young children. Effective and efficient use of two hands is essential for reading and interpreting tactile diagrams; this technique can only be developed by reading a hard Braille copy, never by using a Braille display that shows only a single line at a time. For young children learning Braille the importance of developing a good, two-handed reading technique can never be over emphasised.
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