This distance-learning course is aimed at sighted learners who have completed the RNIB Certificate in Contracted Braille (UEB) and would like to braille basic maths.
The course teaches students basic maths in contracted Unified English Braille (UEB). It consists of five months of self-study, with one tutor-marked assessment half-way through, and another one at the end. (No exam).
Note: This is a follow-on course from the RNIB Certificate in Contracted Braille (UEB). As a result, students must have completed the RNIB Certificate in Contracted Braille (UEB), preferably with a grade C or higher, before enrolling on this course.
Students receive all the materials and tuition needed to complete the course.
The course includes the following:
It does not cover any of the following:
There are two starting dates for the course each year: 1st February and 1st October. The closing date for receipt of applications for each intake is 23rd January or 23rd September respectively. Any applications received after these dates will be held until the next enrolment deadline.
The correspondence course consists of eight self-study lessons, with a tutor-marked assessment after lesson four and another at the end of the course. The two assessments contribute to 100% of the final grade. (There will be no exam.)
Students should be aware that the course could involve up to 50 hours of study, although the actual amount of study time will vary from one student to another.
The two assessments must be submitted for marking by the date specified, and completion of the first assessment is required in order to progress with the course.
Tutorial support will be available to provide feedback and advice by email or telephone.
All learning materials are provided by email (compressed/zipped files). Sighted learners are expected to read braille by sight, rather than touch and most of the course material will be in print format.
All students are expected to have access to a computer/printer and will be provided with a link to download the free Perky Duck software to complete their brailled assessments (please note: this software is for use on a PC only and is not compatible with Mac). An email account is required for the submission of the assessments.
The cost of the course is £150 per person.
To enrol on the February or October intake of the RNIB Maths Certificate in Contracted Braille (UEB) course, please download and complete an application form and return it to our address below. The course application form is in Word document format on the top right corner of this page for you to download.
Completed application forms should be sent to:
Racheal Jarvis, RNIB, 1st Floor, Midgate House, Midgate, Peterborough, PE1 1TN
Or email your completed form to [email protected]
If you've completed the full RNIB Maths Certificate in Contracted Braille (UEB) and wish to re-take the assessments in order to pass or improve your grade, we now offer a re-take option.