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. Communication with older people with a hearing loss
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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
  2. English for deaf people: English for work - reading and writing skills (entry 3 - Level 1) - part 1
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 16 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    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. This course has no exams.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Pre-level 3 in BSL
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have you have passed your level 2 in BSL but need more confidence and advice before moving on to a level 3 course? You will improve the standard of your productive and receptive BSL skills to enable you to converse comfortably with a BSL user.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00 Concession £419.00
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  4. Teaching methods for BSL teachers workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Carter
    Are you a BSL teacher? Would you like to improve or learn new ways to teach BSL in your class? Richard Carter comes highly recommended - he will teach you how to find the best way for your students to learn BSL. This will help you to become confident and motivate your teaching.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
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    95% of 100
  5. Become more lipreadable
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (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.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
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  6. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - spring
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    The City & Guilds (6502) Award in Education and Training is an initial teacher training course ideal for anyone who teaches adults - or has experience of teaching adults - in Further Education or Adult and Community Learning. We may also consider you if you do not have teaching experience, but are qualified in your subject and have worked in a related field. This course will me mainly online with two sessions at City Lit towards the end of the course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £599.00 Concession £407.00
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  7. English for deaf people: English for work - reading and writing skills (entry 3 - Level 1) - part 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    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. This course has no exams.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. English for deaf people: Deaf mental health (entry 3 - Level 1)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is to help you to explore different issues deaf people have to face on daily basis, how it affects their mental wellbeing in general and different ways of how deaf people can maintain their wellbeing. This course has no exams.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. 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
  10. English for deaf people: English for work - reading and writing skills (entry 3 - Level 1) - part 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    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. This course has no exams.



    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



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. Essential digital skills for life- for deaf people (Entry 3)
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course will build your confidence on how to use digital devices and the internet. This course has no exams.



    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
  12. Digital skills for deaf people: have an effective interview via video call (entry 2 - Level 1)
    Course start date:  Fri 23 Jun 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn how to set up a web camera or use your mobile phone camera to make a video call through Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime or Zoom, and then learn how to prepare for an effective interview.



    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

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