Centre for Deaf Education Courses at City Lit

City Lit has provided support for deaf people at its heart right from our establishment, in 1919. 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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time new students can get 20% off their first online course using code CITYLIT20. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a camera. A microphone is not necessarily required. Once you are enrolled on the course, you will receive detailed instructions for taking part in the class.

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.

  1. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

  2. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £197.00

  3. Digital photography: edit and improve your photos with Pixlr- for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 6 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Adobe Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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