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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a beginners class or attended lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  2. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Helen Perry
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £165.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  3. BSL level 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Antony Rabin
    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 £739.00 Senior fee £739.00 Concession £554.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  4. Photography
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Get skilful at taking pictures with your smartphone or digital camera. Edit your pictures by cropping and adding effects and filters. Print your pictures for people to look at in a book or an exhibition.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  5. BSL level 2
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alesia Parshutsina
    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 £839.00 Senior fee £709.00 Concession £644.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  6. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    For students with recognised drawing and painting skills. Build a portfolio of work, participate in a group project. There is an annual opportunity to show your work in an exhibition. Visit galleries and museums for ideas and inspiration.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £399.00
  7. Sound Art
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have fun discovering and making sounds, listening, creating, experimenting, controlling, expressing ourselves with acoustic and electronic sounds.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  8. Discover Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This is a foundation course for students with an ability in art. In the art studio you will explore a range of art materials and equipment.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
  9. Maths for deaf people: Measurements (pre-entry - entry 1)
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course will help you learn how to measure. You will learn measurements like length, mass, weight, volume, time and temperature. We will practice measuring in the classroom. This means you can use these skills in everyday life.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in Maths. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  10. English Entry 2 for deaf people - part 1
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course 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. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  11. Basic DS skills for deaf people: Getting started with online learning (pre-entry - entry 1) - part 1
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    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 for learners who have digital skills assessed as below level 1. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  12. English for deaf people: Getting started with vocabulary - part 1 (pre-entry - entry 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course is suitable if you have recently arrived in the UK from abroad and/or missed out on the education at school due to communication barriers. This course will 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 develop your basic vocabulary linked to everyday life, spelling and punctuation.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.



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  13. Digital skills and English for deaf people: Improve your English via Word (entry 2) - part 1
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course 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.You will also learn all the basic functions of creating Word documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, inserting pictures and creating tables, checking spelling and grammar, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. This course has no exams.



    This course is free for learners who have digital skills assessed as below level 1. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  14. Digital skills for deaf people: PC Maintenance (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course is about making your computer work for you. You will look at what is inside the computer, how it works, how to solve common problems and improve features.



    This course is free for learners who have digital skills assessed as below level 1. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00
  15. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: long term learners advanced
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    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 £399.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
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