Deaf Awareness Training

Whether you are a private company, public sector service or NHS provider; our workshops are a great way to find out about issues that affect Deaf friends, family members, employees, work colleagues and customers.

Package 1: Taster

Suitable for smaller groups and delivered live online by Deaf teachers with interpretation, this one hour session gives a good basic grounding in British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness.

We’ll cover:

  • Deaf facts
  • Communication tips
  • Accessibility for deaf people in the workplace/community
  • Lipreading and Non Manual Features
  • Information about Fingerspelling and BSL
  • Fingerspelling and basic BSL tuition/practice in online breakout room
  • Q+A

At the end of the session, delegates will know some BSL and understand how to communicate with a Deaf person

Based on minimum of 10 and a max of 20 attendees) per session

Package 2: Standard (Most Popular Option)

Our most popular option, this session can be delivered live online or at a place to suit you (London and Surrey) over three weeks in hour long sessions covering topics included in Unit 101 of BSL Level 1 .

In the sessions we will discuss Deaf Awareness facts, Communication tips, Accessibility in the workplace, British Sign Language, Fingerspelling, and Deaf Culture. We will teach and practice BSL in breakout groups, introducing participants to the main topics covered in unit 101 of our Signature BSL Level  1 course including;

  • Everyday essentials –  meeting and greeting
  • Directions
  • Fingerspelling
  • Numbers, days and months
  • Travel
  • Weather
  • Linguistics – explaining how BSL uses a ‘topic-comment’ structure, structuring of sentences, and the use of timelines and placement
  • Q & A

Specialist vocabulary and content can be tailored to the needs of participants and organisation.Each session is led by our Director, Kathleen Grehan who is profoundly deaf. A BSL interpreter will be provided for the first session to translate BSL to spoken English.

(Minimum of 12 attendees and a maximum of 20 attendees). We allocate one tutor and interpreter per six attendees.


Package 3: Executive

For the Executive package, we deliver three live sessions live online or at a place to suit you (London and Surrey). In the sessions we will discuss Deaf Awareness facts, Communication tips, Accessibility in the workplace, British Sign Language, Fingerspelling, and Deaf Culture.

We will teach and practice BSL, introducing participants to the main topics covered in unit 101 of our Signature BSL Level  1 course including;

  • Everyday essentials – meeting and greeting
  • Directions
  • Fingerspelling
  • Numbers, days and months
  • Travel
  • Weather
  • Linguistics – explaining how BSL uses a ‘topic-comment’ structure, structuring of sentences, and the use of timelines and placement

Specialist vocabulary and content can be tailored to the needs of participants and organisation.

In addition to this, we will provide 3 * 1 hour recorded sessions to reinforce learning and to encourage interest in BSL /Deaf Awareness in your organisation using your brand. These recordings can be used on your intranet and internal communication systems if you wish. These courses count towards the BSL Level 1 101 course which takes attendees to the next level of BSL.

Please note these prices are guide prices only. All our sessions are bespoke and tailored to your organisation and needs.

Introduction to Sign Language - ‘Unit 101’ Signature

Following our taster courses, you can further your sign language skills online by completing our short 10 week ‘Introduction to Sign Language’ Signature course which includes the option of undertaking our signature 101 assessment.

This is the first unit of the Level 1 course. Attendees can then stop or choose to carry on and complete a full Level 1 qualification.

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Course Delivery & Contact Info

Our courses are delivered by our professional and experienced tutors who are Deaf BSL users. They are the best people to teach their language and answer your questions from personal experience.

They’ll teach the session in BSL – so you can immerse yourselves in sign language.  We provide interpreters to voiceover the sessions.

Our online courses are run on Zoom and we make full use of the tools available to us to ensure our sessions are fun, engaging and interactive.

Contact us  for further information for bookings and pricing options.

 

 

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Deaf Awareness Training