BTEC Advanced Award for Audiology Technicians in Educational Settings
The Ewing Foundation and Mary Hare Training Services established the course for Audiology Technicians who work in educational settings in April 2011. The course lets students draw on their setting and practice to complete four inter-related units: Listening and Learning; Personal Amplification Systems; Fault-finding and Problem-solving, and Administration and Sharing Information. These include supported self-study, six practical workshops, assessed tasks and five days placement in one or more settings.
There has been positive feedback regarding the mixed delivery methods and the knowledgeable experts, variety and opportunity to ask questions:
- Well-structured in logical steps, building on skills for different levels of expertise
- Well thought out and delivered
- Ideal for me as a beginner
- Even if I have knowledge in a particular area, I have still been able to learn something new and take it back to my setting
- The more I am learning, the more I am taking on at school
- Fits in well with professional development
- I have learnt such a lot and now feel that I can make a real difference in my setting
If you or a colleague are interested in enrolling on the next course, please email Frances McMenemy at firstname.lastname@example.org at Mary Hare Training Services, or call 01635 244355.
University of Birmingham
Students studying for the mandatory qualification to become Teachers of the Deaf attend an annual residential week at the university campus.
Ewing Foundation staff have led audiology workshops on test box procedures.