Specialist learning - Keeley Street

Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher EducationBritish Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

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

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  1. BSL Taster Session
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Sep 2022 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    This is a one-off free session to give you a taste of what happens in a British Sign Language class. The class will be a fun and relaxed group where you will learn some basic signs in BSL. If you enjoy the class, you can discuss course options with the tutor at the end.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  2. Lipreading taster session
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    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.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. English for deaf people: Develop your basic communication skills (pre - entry) - part 1
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and/or missed out on the education at school due to communication barriers. This course is to help you to develop your basic communication skills in various social settings such as starting, maintaining and ending the conversations, confirming your understanding of the conversation flow and/or ask for clarification if/when necessary, asking and answering questions on various social topics etc. You will also develop basic study skills to help you to complete simple tasks and do homework on your own. This course has no exam. To be able to participate in this course, you will need to have basic BSL skills.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Basic DS skills for deaf people: getting started with online learning (pre-entry) - part 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your computer from setting it up to understanding and using basic digital skills functions.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  5. English for deaf people: English tenses (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    This course is suitable for you if wish to improve your knowledge of English tenses. You will learn the names of the different tenses, for what situations we use them and their structure form. You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Do you enjoy reading stories and wish to improve your communication and discussion skills? Then this is the course for you. Extend your reading skills by working out meaning, and learn how to express yourself and your opinions across a range of different types of stories.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 1) - part 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The aim of this course is to develop your reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various book stories chosen by the tutor. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. This course has no exams.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. Digital and English skills for deaf people: understand, express and capture your emotions (pre-entry)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn how to share and express your hobbies and interests to friends, family and the wider world through drawings and photographs.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. Digital and English skills for deaf people: describe your personal experiences via words, photos or videos (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn how to set up a web camera or use your mobile phone camera to make a vlog and then learn how to upload and edit it onto YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. By the end of the course you will have produced a professional looking vlog!



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1) - part 1
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 15 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. English for deaf people: Understanding the British Government (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 15 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The course will focus on the topic of the British Government. Learners will explore the range of roles in the government to understand who runs it and how different departments work together. The learners will also identify the key dates and events which have influenced the way government has been run as well what the difference between Government and Parliament is and how the different houses within Parliament work.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marios Costi
    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 £503.00 Concession £454.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  13. BSL level 1 for Deaf people
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    This course is for Deaf learners who already use sign language in their everyday lives and want to further develop their skills in British Sign Language 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 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  14. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: long term learners advanced
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita Thornton
    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.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £233.00 Concession £180.00
  15. Beginners BSL
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolina Delgado Espejo
    Are you 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 £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00

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