Centre for deaf education

City Lit has had provision for deaf people at its heart right from the start. Some of the first courses ever offered by City Lit were lipreading classes for deafened soldiers returning from World War I. Over the years, we have grown to become an internationally-renowned centre of a wide range of provision - it is the largest centre of its kind in Europe. Our staff is a mixed group of deaf and hearing professionals; all highly skilled in their own areas of specialist expertise. Learn British sign language with City Lit today.

In order to join our deaf English, maths and computing courses, you need to have an interview and initial assessment first.

As well as courses, we also offer support and services for deaf people.

Watch Samba, a student in the Centre for Deaf Education, discuss his experiences of studying at City Lit.

New for autumn 2017, our Yoga for Deaf people course is taught in BSL.

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  1. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class. This is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00

  2. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00

  3. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up to date with relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading at beginners' level.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £118.00

  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers 2

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00
    Concession: £145.00

  5. Maths: Working towards Level 1

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you completed 'Maths entry 3' but you're not quite ready for 'English level 1'? The tutor will focus on your individual maths skills and prepare you for the next level, 'Maths level 1'. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Fast-track lipreaders

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you would like to stretch yourself, and if you are up to the challenge of quick fire exercises and more complex pieces, then this fast-paced lipreading class will be right for you. Build on the theoretical knowledge you have already gained in previous classes.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £118.00

  7. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build on your lipreading skills, practise your communication tactics and update your knowledge of relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00
    Concession: £145.00

  8. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Mon 25 Sep 2017 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 and 2 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.



    You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £501.00

  9. Level 4 in BSL

    Course Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have completed level 3 in BSL and are ready to develop your skills towards level 4 standard. This is a new way to progress onto level 6. This is not an accredited course but you will work though a practical programme designed and taught by our experienced teachers. You will receive regular feedback and receive our own City Lit certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

  10. Becoming confident on your computer - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your PC or laptop but are too afraid to ask? This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your computer from setting it up to understanding and using computer jargon, from managing your files to using free applications. And you will learn how to keep your work safe and secure.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £12.00

  11. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee: £849.00
    Senior fee: £849.00
    Concession: £586.00

  12. ECDL level 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? Become confident in the core software applications used in every workplace: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and improving productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the ‘BCS level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills’. This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel or have completed ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) level 1.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or © other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £589.00
    Senior fee: £471.00
    Concession: £118.00

  13. Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning BSL? Join us to learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  15. Brush up your English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for deaf people who can read and write English reasonably well but would like to know more about English grammar and the language / vocabulary we use to talk about language. Delivered via British Sign Language, the weekly sessions will use both languages to make sense of English grammar by incorporating various teaching and learning activities such as role- plays, discussions, comparing and contrasting BSL and English and so forth. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

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