Sign Language: Education

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will protect his Department's funding of British Sign Language qualifications throughout the time period covered by the 2013 Spending Round.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills

In line with all other adult qualifications funding for BSL qualifications is available via the Adult Skills Budget (ASB). The freedoms and flexibilities introduced with this single budget give colleges and providers the independence to use the ASB as best fits the needs of their local learners and businesses.

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