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BSL Training

British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised by the government as a language in its own right in March 2003. BSL is the first or preferred language of an estimated 70,000 Deaf people in the UK. BSL is a visual-gestural language, with its own grammar and principles, which are completely different from the grammatical structure of English. (Reference Signature.org.uk)

deafPLUS are offering BSL Level 2!

This qualification is designed to enable learners to develop their skills to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) in a range of everyday situations. The qualification will allow learners to participate in longer and more varied conversations than at Level 1. The course will develop communication in BSL about real life, routine, and daily experiences. The learner will be able to deal with most routine communication and have enough understanding of grammar to cope with some non-routine communication. Learners should be taught a number of regional variations in sign language. (Reference Signature.org.uk)

deafPLUS BSL Level 2

Course Length: 39 weeks.  This course is taught every Thursday, beginning Thursday 5th September 2019 until Thursday 16th July 2020.  
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Bromley
Fee: £600 + £150 for Signature assessment
Fee (concession): £500 including Signature assessment.

If you are interested in enrolling, or have any other training enquiries, please contact us at training@deafplus.org 

The BSL Training service is offered at the following deafPLUS locations:

ealing hackney hammersmith and fulham tower hamlets croydon

Deaf Awareness Training

Being deaf aware is a great way to demonstrate good business practice.  Our Deaf Awareness course will give learners an all round understanding of deafness, and the diverse communication needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing.  

After having completed  the training you will:

  • gain an understanding of equipment for deaf people and how it works 
  • understand the work of Language Support Professionals and how to use them effectively in the workplace
  • feel confident about communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing, thereby allowing you to break down barriers faced by people with hearing loss. 

Interested in having your staff attend our Deaf Awareness Training?  We can come to your organisation and do so!  Our fees are as follows:

Half day (3 Hours) Deaf Awareness Training: £450 - maximum 15 learners
Full day (6 hours) Deaf Awareness Training: £750 - maximum 30 learners 

Testimonials 
Here is what some of our previous students have to say about our Deaf Awareness Training course:

"The training was very informative, made me realise how hard it must be for my deaf colleagues sometimes.  I can try to put into practice what I have learnt. The trainer was very good and made the experience enjoyable."

"This training was extremely interesting and helped me understand some of the difficulties I never realise deaf customers and Partners must have in communicating. I particularly enjoyed learning some sign language and I will make  sure to keep learning a little bit every day. Thank you for the amazing experience."

"This training was the most enjoyable class I have had since my start over five years. I now feel I will be able to communicate much better with Jumoke, and also with customers. Jason was a wonderful trainer and kept us all interested the whole time. Thank you so much Jason and David for the enjoyable training."

The Deaf Awareness Training service is offered at the following deafPLUS locations:

bromley ealing tower hamlets hackney hammersmith and fulham croydon
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