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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. English for deaf people: English tenses (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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
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    96% of 100
  4. BSL level 2
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Apr 2023 (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
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    98% of 100
  5. Introduction to Lipreading
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    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.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
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    96% of 100
  6. Pre-level 3 in BSL
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (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
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  7. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502)
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023 (and 1 other date)

    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. The course will be mostly 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
  8. Basic DS skills for deaf people: getting started with online learning (pre-entry) - part 3
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    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. English entry 3 for deaf people - part 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you get become confident in your everyday communication including reading and writing. We will focus on topics that interest you and use these to help you improve the key elements of reading and writing as well as communication skills to enable you to express your thoughts and feelings including in difficult situations. You will learn to how write whole sentences and paragraphs, use adjectives effectively, organise your writing, make notes and complete drafts, spell important common words, use punctuation correctly and develop reading and writing strategies most suited to you. And you will learn some digital skills including reading and finding information from websites. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).



    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
  10. English for deaf people: English for Business Communications C&G Level 1 (Entry 3 - Level 1) - part 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable for you if work (or if you are looking for work) as office and administrative staff and wish to improve your skills to be able to communicate more effectively in written English.



    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. English for deaf people: Develop your basic communication skills (pre - entry) - part 3
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and/or missed out on the education at school due to communication barriers. This course is to 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 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.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. English Entry 2 for deaf people - part 3
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Apr 2023

    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. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  13. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 1) - part 3
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The aim of this course is to develop your reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various book stories chosen by the tutor. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. This course has no exams.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  14. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1) - part 3
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  15. English for deaf people: Understanding the Stone Age (entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Thu 20 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    When was the Stone Age? What did the people of the Stone Age invent? Do we still use these things today and why was this period so important in history? Learners will discover facts about the Stone Age through personal research and group visits to external venues, as well as various in class activities.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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