Student Banding

 BAND 2 

Manual Notetakers 

Activity: To support students who require notes to be taken on their behalf. The activity of notetaking is to produce an accurate and legible handwritten record of the content of lectures, seminars, discussions, off-campus events etc. in the student’s preferred style and format. Notes should contain pertinent information from the session (and any questions and discussion if required), may include diagrams and may be referenced to any hand-outs. The notetaker must hand over notes in the agreed format within a specified time frame. 

BAND 3 

Communication Support Workers 

Activity: To translate sign language into voice and vice versa although not at the level of competence required by a trained British Sign Language (BSL)/English Interpreter. To work flexibly with an individual deaf student in workshop and seminar situations as well as providing general one to one support. 

Electronic Notetakers 

Activity: This is an activity undertaken by someone who has advanced skills and a formal qualification in electronic notetaking. The notetaker will make a comprehensive although non-verbatim, live, typed record of the content of lectures, seminars, discussions, off-campus events etc. in the student’s preferred style and format. This may include the information appearing simultaneously on the student’s computer using either Speedtext or Stereotype specialist software. The notes can be sent to the student within a specified time frame or will be saved by the student at the end of the session if using the specialist software described above. 

Band 4 

British Sign Language Interpreters 

Activity: BSL interpreters are interpreters for students who are deaf and whose first or preferred language is BSL. The interpreter will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and will interpret from English to BSL or vice versa. Interpreters will use their skills and knowledge of BSL and English and their understanding of the differences between the two, in order to receive information in one language and pass it on in another. 

Language Support Tutor for deaf students 

Activity: To provide one to one specialist English language enhancement to deaf students – either those whose first language is BSL or those who communicate orally. 

To view a full listing of the Student Finance Non-Medical Help including Skills required & Qualifications / Training, please click on the following link  

Non-Medical Help Services Reference Manual

To view our rates for the above bands (students enrolled pre 2017) please click on the following link

iBSL None Medical Help Rates

To view our rates for the above bands (new students enrolled 2017) please click on the following link

NMH Rates - iBSL