Listening Books provides an audiobook lending service to anyone that finds that an illness, disability, learning difficulty or mental health condition impacts on reading. We are offering the Bronze and Silver Level Skills Award, which you can achieve by reviewing an audiobook of your choice. By completing this skill, you’ll demonstrate your analytical and creative skills, as well as enjoy a great book!
You will be guided and supported at each stage to help you complete your skill. There are two levels to choose from.
To complete your bronze award, create a written review of the book you have chosen. Written reviews will be assessed on content, structure and analysis of the book chosen.
To achieve your silver award, create a video or audio recording of your book review. Tips for how to structure and film your review can be found in this short video. Recorded reviews will be assessed on content, presentation, structure and analysis of the book chosen. We suggest 3 months is needed per book, so if you decide that you would like to use your skill for the 6 month section, then please let us know and you will need to review 2 books, showing progression from your 1st to 2nd submission.
1. Choose a book you’d like to review
2. Listen to the book through our website, or using the Libby app
3. Depending on whether you are completing your Bronze or Silver level Skill, create your recording or written review
4. Submit your review
5. With your permission, we’ll share your book review on our website and social media channels
6. We will act as your assessor and will complete your assessment report and confirm whether you have passed
You can join Listening Books at any time. We will provide a guideline for delivery of your review when you join, but this will usually be 3 months after your joining date.
To complete your skill, you need a membership to Listening Books, which costs £20 per year, or you can apply for free membership if you couldn't afford this. All course materials and everything you need to pass your Bronze Skill is included in a Listening Books membership.
You can join Listening Books (and complete your DofE skill with us) if you live in the UK and have an illness, disability, learning difficulty or mental health condition that impacts on your ability to read the written word or hold a book.
Just some of the titles you could use for your review