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.

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  1. BSL Roleshift / referent practice workshop

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  2. Making and editing videos - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 27 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use your mobile phone or set up a web camera to make a film and then learn how to upload and edit it onto YouTube, Facebook and Glide. By the end of the course you will have produced a professional looking video!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £12.00

  3. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Course Date: Thu 8 Mar 2018
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00

  4. Becoming confident on your Mac - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 15 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your Mac which you are too afraid to ask? This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your Mac.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £9.00

  5. Lipreading and managing hearing loss for Armed Forces and ex-Forces personnel

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Damage to your hearing through exposure to noise can make it hard to follow speech, even with hearing aids. Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations. Aimed at members of the armed Services and ex-Services personnel.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get connected through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn the main elements of these essential everyday digital skills in a safe and supportive environment: how to set up Facebook pages, profiles and groups; how to start your Twitter account; how to get going on Instagram.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £23.00

  7. Improve your photos online - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Pixlr Image Editor – a free photo editing website similar to Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. Getting a better job - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you looking for better work? Are you in-work but not progressing? Come and improve your job prospects and your digital skills at the same time. This course will enable you to: search online for better work; complete a top-class job application and write a positive CV using your computer skills; learn the most essential office computer skills in Word. You will also receive regular help, guidance and support from out IAG in improving your job prospects.

    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £23.00

  9. Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018 (and 2 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  10. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018 (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 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
    Concession: £408.00

  13. Mindfulness skills for hearing loss

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mindfulness means ‘to make contact with’ or ‘to bring to mind’. Practise direct applications for mindfulness in daily life particularly when dealing with hearing loss..
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £64.00
    Concession: £44.00

  14. Brush up your English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    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

  15. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you achieved the level of knowledge and skills necessary to start your portfolio for your level 6 NVQ in BSL? Collect evidence and develop your portfolio with help from our experienced teaching and assessment team.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

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