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 1. 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.

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

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  1. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Course Date: Thu 16 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you sometimes find it hard to tell people you have a hearing loss and to ask them for the support you need? This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  2. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers

    Course Date: Fri 13 Nov 2015
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in teaching adults? This course covers the basics and leads to a national initial teaching award. The course is for people who want a teaching qualification and is specifically for teaching lipreading.
    Full fee: £425.00
    Senior fee: £425.00
    Concession: £425.00

  3. BSL 1:1 coaching

    Course Date: Tue 6 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    These sessions can be taught at any level and are designed to help you improve your BSL. You can ask your teacher to give guidance on specific areas of BSL. This can also be used to ‘brush up’ and practise before assessments and exams. If you are on one of our BSL courses and wish to undertake further practice in your own time then this is for you! Please contact the department for further details and to discuss your requirements. You will then be assigned one of our BSL teachers to work with you.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  4. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Sat 7 Jan 2017 (and 5 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.



    Please note: 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: £659.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £444.00

  6. BSL level 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 20 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for Deaf learners who want to learn BSL at level 1. You will be able to communicate in BSL in a range of everyday topics, and achieve a level 1 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £245.00

  7. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jan 2017 (and 4 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: £879.00
    Senior fee: £737.00
    Concession: £602.00

  8. BSL level 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 27 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for Deaf people who already have BSL level 1. Build up your BSL skills and knowledge in a range of topics. You can achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £353.00

  9. BSL Roleshift / referent practice workshop

    Course Date: Sat 25 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 2 or 3 BSL course and would like to get a better understanding of how role shift and referents are used in BSL? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this important area of BSL to improve your knowledge and fluency.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. BTEC Rehabilitation work with deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This part-time course is for Technical Officers, Rehabilitation Officers and those employed in sensory teams who work with deaf clients in the community, helping them to live independent lives. The course is structured in six lecture blocks spread over one year, from April 2017 to April 2018.
    Full fee: £3,499.00
    Senior fee: £3,499.00
    Concession: £3,499.00

  11. Communication with older people with a hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 3 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. Deaf history part 2

    Course Date: Thu 2 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This new and exciting course covers information about the history of the Deaf community, education, media and sport to a more advanced and in depth level. It is taught in BSL, and hearing people with a minimum of level 2 in BSL are welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Driving test theory for Deaf people

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The perfect course to join before you take your driving theory test. Learn the terminology and understand the questions you will be asked. This course is taught in BSL. (Actual test not included.).
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. ECDL Level 1 for Deaf People

    Course Date: Wed 4 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain confidence in your computer skills, learn different software packages and work towards the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) level 1 certificate (based on the number of units you achieve).
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £68.00

  15. ECDL level 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 30 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have gained the CLAIT (Computer Literacy and Information Technology) level 1 or ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) level 1, come and broaden your skills and work towards the ECDL at level 2.
    Full fee: £589.00
    Senior fee: £471.00

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