About Our Team
"We have a really excellent tutor, she makes sure we know the subject that we are on before moving onto anything else, she makes it fun to learn too, she has a wicked sense of humour!"
All our Tutors are qualified to teach BSL and Deaf Awareness and are themselves Deaf. They have all experienced life within the Deaf Community and attended a Deaf school. They are all engaged in the Deaf Social Community and will encourage learners to come along to either a Deaf Club or Social events near you. There are 4 Tutors in our team and between us, we have over 30 years of teaching experience.
Half day (3 hours) or Full day (5 hours).
This course is designed to increase awareness of Deaf culture and the challenges Deaf people face in a non-signing society. Working in small groups and pairs, delegates use humour-based exercises to discuss access issues. Course includes a brief introduction to British Sign Language within the afternoon session.
Lunch will only be provided for full day bookings.
Prices: For individuals, the course costs £75 half day and £93 for a full day. Prices for half-day sessions for group bookings (plus travel expenses at 45p per mile):
- Voluntary sector £370
- Public sector £625
- Private sector £900
Full-day group bookings are £820 with a maximum of 20 delegates. We can provide in house training to any organisations (Maximum 20 delegates) Block bookings of 2 or more training, there will be a 10% discount per annual SLA.
British Sign Language (BSL) Course Details
We believe that there should only be a maximum of 12 people per course to make your learning as comfortable as possible and enable plenty of one to one time with the tutor to help you along the way. Delegates who complete any of our courses will receive a certificate.
British Sign Language Taster course
The course is 6 weeks (2 hours per week) and covers Introductions & Greetings; Alphabet; Questions; Days of the week; Months; Numbers; Colours; Food and Drink; Family; Animals; Hobbies and Interests. This course provides a combination of topics from the Beginner and Intermediate Courses as a basic introduction to BSL.
British Sign Language Level 1 Award (Signature)
This qualification is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. Click here to download a booking form.
Start date: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 26 weeks
British Sign Language Level 2 Certificate (Signature)
The qualification from this course is designed to enable learners who have completed level 1 to develop their ability to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language. Click here to download a booking form.
Start date: Thursday 21st September 2017
Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
Duration: 40 weeks
Please be advised to book as soon as possible as places are limited. We also offer in-house training (for Level 1 only), contact us for more details.
Feedback from previous students
"This course is great, the tutor is fantastic! I love it, thank you".
"A great opportunity! The tutor is very helpful and understanding- willing to help out each individual student when necessary".
"The handouts are very helpful. I am really enjoying the Monday evening course, the teacher is very happy to go over signs as many times as we need".
"I'm really enjoying the course. The tutor is always there before the class starts and waits for everyone to leave before the end of the session. She is a great tutor and very encouraging".