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.

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. Manage your tinnitus

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four-week practical course is aimed at those with tinnitus who would like to understand it better and learn about techniques to be able to manage it.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £42.00

  2. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019 (and 11 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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £115.00

  3. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  4. Working towards English entry 1 for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills for deaf people course but not quite ready for English Entry 1 for deaf people course yet. You will continue to learn new vocabulary and practise reading and writing basic information about yourself. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Basic English skills for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills, or if you missed out on education at school due to communication barriers.You will develop basic skills in reading notices around you, learn new vocabulary and practise writing basic information about yourself. This course has no exam.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. English for work for Deaf people

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you are looking for or already are in employment. The aim of the course is to help you to acquire English skills necessary for communication at work via e-mails, memos, reports etc. To join this course, you need to do one of the following: hold English Level 1 and/or English level 2 certificates; complete ‘Reading and Writing for deaf people’ course at City Lit; be assessed at English Level 1 and/or English level 2 at City Lit. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Level 3 certificate in BSL

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.

    The course fee is £1265, plus an upfront fee of £234 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Sign Language and Lipreading on 020 7492 2725.
    Full fee: £1,499.00

  8. Reading for Pleasure for Deaf people (intermediate)

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The aim of this course is to develop deaf people’s reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various articles (newspapers/magazines) and stories / novels. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. Translating from English to BSL and summarising texts will be a large part of the sessions. This course is suitable if you have achieved and/or have been assessed at English Entry 2 and/or English Entry 3 level. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. BSL level 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 10 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: £639.00

  10. BSL level 1 for Deaf people

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    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: £0.00

  11. BSL level 2 for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019
    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: £0.00

  12. Lipreading taster session

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to this free, fun taster session to experience what a lipreading class is like. Aimed at those who use spoken English as their main means of communication. Suitable for people who have little or no knowledge of lipreading.
    Full fee: £0.00

  13. English entry 2 for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English entry 1 course for deaf people and will help you to get confident in reading, writing and communication. You will learn to read pieces of texts, write sentences, spell correctly and use punctuation.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. English entry 1 for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills, Basic English vocabulary and punctuation and/or Basic English grammar for deaf people courses. This course will focus on basic English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading and writing.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  15. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (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: £289.00

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