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Equal opportunities apprenticeships

Bowers Electricals apprentice Max Buxton has been chosen to highlight the latest government changes, for people who use British Sign Language (BSL)max-buxton

For the first time BSL will be accepted as an alternative qualification to functional skills in English for apprentices where BSL is their first language.

“Functional Skills are qualifications that help people gain the essential, practical skills in maths and English they need to enable them to be confident in life.”

“This change will mean that apprentices will be able to take BSL as an alternative to functional skills in English – removing the unnecessary barrier that has been preventing them from getting on”

Max who’s first language is BSL has been with Bowers Electricals for 2 years as an apprentice in the rewind and repairs division.  Max welcomes the change and feels this will enable him to move forward with his apprenticeship.
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David Bowers (Chairman) is happy with the progress Max has made during his time here and Bowers Electricals offer him their full support in completing his apprenticeship.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/equal-opportunities-for-people-who-use-british-sign-language