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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 level 1 for Deaf people
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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
  2. BSL level 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 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
  3. BSL level 2
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marios Costi
    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 £799.00 Senior fee £674.00 Concession £611.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  4. Introduction to BSL
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolina Delgado Espejo
    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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  5. Level 3 certificate in BSL
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Wherry-Alimo
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee £1,399.00 Senior fee £1,399.00 Concession £1,399.00
  6. English for deaf people: English tenses (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (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.



    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
  7. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Wed 14 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (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.



    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. 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
  9. BSL level 2 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 people who already have BSL level 1. Build up your BSL skills and knowledge in a range of topics. You can achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. BSL practice for Deaf people
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 22 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    This course is for Deaf people who already use sign language in their everyday lives.







    It will help you to develop confidence, and is a chance to practise everyday BSL at beginner and intermediate level. You will build on and expand your skills ready for the next level of BSL. This is not a course with an exam but you will receive a certificate of attendance if you attend 80% of the course.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Performance Art (for people with learning difficulties)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Your body and everyday objects can be sculptures - use them to create a piece of performance art.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  12. Inclusive choir (for people with learning difficulties)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Improve your vocal ability. Compose original group vocal pieces. Listen to music from different parts of the world. Perform to an audience.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  13. Discover Music
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A foundation course for students new to music making. You will discover a range of musical instruments and study the basic building blocks of music.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  14. Percussion orchestra (for people with learning difficulties)
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A class for students who have a recognised instrumental ability. Learn to play percussion instruments. Compose original music as a group. Listen and respond to group members. There are opportunities to perform your music to an audience throughout the year. This is a partnership class with the Royal Academy of Music. The group will be joined fortnightly by three RAM post graduate instrumentalists.
    Full fee £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00
  15. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022

    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 £359.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £359.00

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