1. To demonstrate the ability to process and analyse and evaluate concepts and theories related to deafness and deaf peoples’ lives within legal, cultural and political contexts of disability
2. To demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the range and type of formal and informal social care and the legal and policy context of social care in Britain and other European countries
3. To effectively communicate in British Sign Language ( BSL) to intermediate level, supported by theoretical knowledge of BSL and Sign Linguistics utilising live communicative strategies as well as digital communication facilities
4. To critically appraise theories about society, welfare states and social care in particular those relating to the impact of inequality and discrimination on social care services and service users.
5. Work both cooperatively and independently, whilst fostering critical reflection upon your own value system, the study of deafness and of disability. In order to facilitate further training and/or professional development exercise initiative, personal responsibility and decision making in complex contexts
6. To demonstrate an effective level of awareness of the contribution of professional/social care practice, use of information technology and the management and organisation of care environments to the quality of social care provision.