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. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Mon 6 Jan 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee: £799.00
    Senior fee: £672.00
    Concession: £596.00

  2. Design and build your own website - for Deaf people

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 8 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you how to create and design your own website using free resources. Ideal if you want to create own websites for deaf organisations, deaf clubs or deaf websites.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. BSL level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020 (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: £639.00
    Senior fee: £639.00
    Concession: £470.00

  4. Level 3 certificate in BSL

    Course Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020 (and 2 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 £1211, plus an upfront fee of £188 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 (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2725.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £1,399.00

  5. Working towards English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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

  6. English for work for Deaf people

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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. Reading for Pleasure for Deaf people (intermediate)

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (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

  8. English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 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

  9. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English grammar course for deaf people and/or achieved English Entry 3 but who are not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual reading and writing skills and prepare you for the next level. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Level 6 in BSL - part 1 (language development)

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is the language development part of the level 6 in BSL. Ideal if you have passed level 3 in BSL and you want to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard for progression to a level 6 qualification. Develop and establish fluency in your use of BSL in a variety of situations and registers, in both productive and receptive skills.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  11. Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? Join this course and learn how to use the most important basic features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016. This course will give you the confidence to use the programs independently as well as follow your studies to a higher level. By the end of the course you will have improved your skills and gained a qualification, Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. 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. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. 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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £68.00

  12. English grammar and language awareness for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have achieved English Entry 2 and/or English Entry 3 but not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual grammatical skills and prepare you for the next level. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. Deaf history: one-day course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A brief introduction to the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. You can further explore this fascinating one day course by joining our deaf history part one course. This course is taught in BSL.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  14. Intensive introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. This intensive course will give you some concentrated theory and practice to build on. Suitable for beginners in this subject.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £58.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Living well with hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.



    It will be taught in spoken English, not sign language.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

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