Centre for deaf education

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. English 1:1 tuition for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlike learning in the class with other students, the tuition is delivered one-to-one at a time suitable for you (please note that there are specific times when the tuitions are not available e.g. half terms etc.). The tuition is delivered at any level and is designed to help you to improve your English skills. There are no exams at the end of tuition. Please contact us for more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City & Guilds 6502 qualification: Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Interested in teaching lipreading to adults? This course covers teaching basics and leads to a national initial teaching award.



    This course is for people who want to teach adults. Combine it with GT106, Lipreading Teacher Training Course, and you will qualify to teach lipreading in this sector.



    You will attend City Lit for lecture blocks on the following dates in 2018 : 21st and 22nd Sept: 5th and 6th Oct.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £599.00

  3. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? Become confident in the core software applications used in every workplace: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and improving productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel or have completed an ECDL level 1.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £589.00
    Senior fee: £471.00
    Concession: £118.00

  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00
    Concession: £145.00

  5. Vintage lipreaders

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an experienced lipreader, confident in your theory, but wishing to keep up your skills with continued practice? Suitable if you have been coming to lipreading classes for a while and want to continue to be stretched.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00
    Concession: £145.00

  6. Develop your lipreading skills

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are a beginner, or have already attended lipreading classes, this is a great way to brush up your skills.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00
    Concession: £145.00

  7. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers 2

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00

  8. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up to date with relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading at beginners' level.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £118.00

  9. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018 (and 7 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: £629.00
    Senior fee: £629.00
    Concession: £463.00

  10. Fast-track lipreaders

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you would like to stretch yourself, and if you are up to the challenge of quick fire exercises and more complex pieces, then this fast-paced lipreading class will be right for you. Build on the theoretical knowledge you have already gained in previous classes.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £118.00

  11. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build on your lipreading skills, practise your communication tactics and update your knowledge of relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00
    Concession: £145.00

  12. Keep up and develop your lipreading skills

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This mixed ability class is suitable if you have already attended lipreading classes and would like to maintain and develop your lipreading.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00

  13. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018 (and 7 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £135.00

  14. Deaf history part 1

    Course Date: Thu 4 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of BSL. This fascinating course is taught in BSL. Hearing people with a minimum of level 2 BSL are welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  15. Pre-level 3 in BSL

    Course Date: Fri 5 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you have passed your level 2 in BSL but need more confidence and advice before moving on to a level 3 course? You will improve the standard of your productive and receptive BSL skills to enable you to converse comfortably with a BSL user.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00

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