Thank you for your interest in the exam-only option of our Certificate in Unified English Braille course.
The exam is in Unified English Braille (UEB) - not Standard English Braille (SEB).
You will be tested on your knowledge of the following:
It does not cover any of the following:
The cost is £75.
Exam dates are available throughout the year and are to be arranged with the course tutors.
Students will be given two optional practice papers, sent out about six weeks prior to the exam, which can be sent back to the Braille Training mailbox ([email protected]) for marking and feedback. Telephone and email support is available.
An email account is required for tutor feedback, and submission of the exam files electronically is preferred (hard copy braille will be accepted by prior arrangement with the course tutors).
The exam itself consists of a transcription paper to be brailled on a computer using the supplied software, and an embossed braille comprehension paper which students will need to answer questions on by typing in Word, Notepad or another word processor.
The exam is three hours long (with an additional 45 minutes time allowance) and can be taken at the student's place of work/study or at RNIB in Peterborough.
Students need to be responsible for ensuring that the Perky Duck software needed to complete their exam is installed correctly, with the specified settings and page size. The software can be downloaded for free from a link which is supplied upon application.
Please note that the software is for use on a PC only and is not compatible with a Mac.
Students will also need to find an invigilator/amanuensis to monitor their exam and to whom RNIB will send the exam papers (unless the exam is being taken at RNIB).
The pass marks are A-E. Grades F and below are a fail, but students can pay again to retake the exam as many times as they wish.
On passing, students will be accredited with an RNIB Unified English Braille course certificate.
Please download and complete an application form and return it to our address below. The exam application forms are in Word document and PDF formats on the top right corner of this page for you to download.
Completed application forms should be sent to:
Racheal Jarvis, First Floor, Midgate House, Midgate, Peterborough PE1 1TN
Or email your completed form to [email protected]