Deafblind Support Worker
This is a level 2 OCN qualification. It is unique to HI+VISUK.
This training is aimed at those people who are engaged with deafblind people/older people with combined sight and hearing difficulties, in a supporting role, paid or voluntary, as a carer; in the workplace, a medical or social setting, either paid or as a volunteer.
The aim of the programme is to enable learners to develop a range of background knowledge, communication and guiding skills that will equip them to support people who are deafblind, perhaps as a result of the ageing process.
The course has been developed by professionals in the field of deafblindess in community, private and public health care settings.
Assessment is a combination of written tasks, in-class, practical tasks and other classroom observations.