Specialist learning

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 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Tue 13 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Mixed Mode (Online and In Person)

    These sessions can be taught at any level and are designed to help you improve your BSL. You can ask your teacher to give guidance on specific areas of BSL. This can also be used to ‘brush up’ and practise before assessments and exams. If you are on one of our BSL courses and wish to undertake further practice in your own time then this course is for you! Please contact the department for further details and to discuss your requirements. You will then be assigned one of our BSL teachers to work with you.



    Sessions can be face-to-face or via Zoom.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
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  2. 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
  3. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 23 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Anita McKiernan, Corinne Moffatt-Santos, Samantha Simpson
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £399.00
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  4. Become more lipreadable
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Dec 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.







    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 £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  5. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Mar 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Cathinka Guldberg
    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.







    Note: this course runs on four days: March 30, March 31, April 1, and a final follow-up day on October 3. All sessions are online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  6. Digital skills for deaf people: improve your English by researching life stories of famous people and sharing their stories in BSL (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    You will learn different research strategies, understanding where to look for information. You will learn how to skim and scan different texts to find the details you need. You will make notes identifying the source of your information and then finalise scripts to help you to deliver the presentation. You will be able to give a well-structured presentation with an introduction and conclusion, and use features of BSL such as: timelines, placements, referencing and enumeration. You will also learn BSL presentation skills such as how to introduce your topic, share the main points of information and summarise what you have covered.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 4 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Dh Karunavira
    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
  8. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 18 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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  9. Communication with older people with a hearing loss
    Course start date:  Fri 30 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00

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