Centre for deaf education

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

For more information on how the Centre for Deaf Education has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our 'adapting to change to support the deaf community' page.

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. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit. This course will be delivered online using Zoom.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £85.00 Concession £61.00
  2. BSL level 1
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £502.00 Concession £444.00
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  3. Introduction to lipreading
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £85.00 Concession £61.00
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  4. Introduction to BSL
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £135.00
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  5. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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 course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £203.00
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  6. Digital skills: using SignVideo, SignLive, NGT or Relay UK for essential communication (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course Date: Thu 10 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will help you to set up a new account with different communication and relay services - SignVideo, SignLive, NGT or Relay UK. You will be able to make your own phone calls through relay services.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. Become more lipreadable
    Course Date: Fri 25 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    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'.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  8. English entry 3 for deaf people
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will help you get become confident in your everyday communication including reading and writing. We will focus on topics that interest you and use these to help you improve the key elements of reading and writing as well as communication skills to enable you to express your thoughts and feelings including in difficult situations. You will learn to how write whole sentences and paragraphs, use adjectives effectively, organise your writing, make notes and complete drafts, spell important common words, use punctuation correctly and develop reading and writing strategies most suited to you. And you will learn some digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. English for deaf people: reading and writing (entry 1)
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. Essential digital skills for life- for deaf people (Entry 3)
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will build your confidence on how to use digital devices and the internet. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. Basic skills for deaf people: Getting started with English, Maths and Digital skills (pre-entry - Entry 1)
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic Maths skills or if you missed out on education at school here in UK due to communication barriers. During this course you will work with basic numbers, measures, shapes and use of data. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your every day life contexts. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1)
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  13. English level 1 for deaf people
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will help you improve your communication skills including reading and writing. It will enable you to become confident in writing longer texts and reading more complex articles, information, descriptions and stories. You will also become more confident at formal and informal conversations. We will look at how English sentences are put together and how you can write more complex sentences confidently. We will see how formal English differs from informal English, which will help you with both your reading and writing. Along the way, you will work on your spelling strategies to improve the accuracy of your written work. And you will learn some useful digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  14. English for deaf people: develop your reading skills (entry 3 - level 1)
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will help you develop your reading skills. On the course you will learn about the different types of texts and the main points of a text and develop your comprehension skills.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  15. English for deaf people: develop your writing skills (entry 3 - level 1)
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    You will learn about the importance of planning your writing and preparing a draft to use to work on your final version. You will also learn about using formal and informal language and also the importance of writing in a logical sequence and using paragraphs. English spelling is quite difficult and some focus will be given to spelling rules to help you with that.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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