Specialist Learning Courses

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

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Basic English skills for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills, or if you missed out on education at school due to communication barriers.You will develop basic skills in reading notices around you, learn new vocabulary and practise writing basic information about yourself. This course has no exam.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. English entry 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English entry 1 course for deaf people and 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.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Award in peer mentoring: level 2

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young people, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas.

    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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. Basic English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills for deaf people course and/or Basic English vocabulary punctuation for deaf people course. It is also suitable for those who have completed and/or have been assessed at English Entry 1 level course. This course focuses on deaf learners’ general language awareness and helps them to get started with basic English grammar. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Reading for Pleasure for Deaf people (advanced)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    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 Level 1 and/or English Level 2. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. English entry 3 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have achieved English Entry 2 and wish to progress further. This course will help you develop your reading, writing and communication skills. You will learn to plan and draft writing; read and understand straightforward texts etc. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020 (and 4 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

  9. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  11. Digital photography: edit and improve your photos with Photoshop- for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 6 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Adobe Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 6 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a coursework and assessment course. After you have completed your Level 6 in BSL Part one Language development and are ready for Part two assessment, this course will provide you with all of the coursework and assessments required throughout six all-day sessions over a period of 2 months. Each Unit is different and is broken down into smaller “assessment” modules. All eight assessments must be passed in order to achieve a full level 6 qualification.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  13. Becoming confident on Windows 10 and file management - for Deaf People

    Course Date: Thu 7 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Windows 10? Join this course and get to grips with this new operating system and file management.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Voice production for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find your voice, be seen and be heard. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get lots of public speaking practice with supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor. Specifically for people who stammer/stutter.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 18 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

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