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 level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Feb 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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Train the Trainer
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Feb 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    'Train the Trainer' is a practical 2 day course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation.



    This course will be delivered online. You are required to attend both days of this course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £129.00
  3. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    Are you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  4. Improvisation for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita McKiernan
    Develop your spontaneous communication and expressiveness through Improvisation. Discover how to embrace more of your natural spontaneity and expressiveness, within a playful and supportive space. Discover more flow in communication with others and explore what helps you achieve this.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  5. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  6. Digital skills for deaf people: improve your English vocabulary via research, presentation and video editing (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The focus of the course is to develop learners’ vocabulary pertaining to differnet topics (money/finance, the body, transport, employment etc) and also looks at phrasal verbs, idioms and fixed expressions. As part of all that, the course simultaneosuly sets out to develop learners’ digital skills as part of the bigger picture behind the topic focus. 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
  7. Digital skills for deaf people: introduction to Office 365: Word for work (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will give you the skills and confidence to create a well-written and well-presented Word documents. We will focus on how to create and write short documents such as letters and forms so you can format them correctly, arrange the text and layout appropriately and add footers and headers and other layout features. We will look at how to use tables, insert them into documents and format them. We will also practise inserting images and altering those images. Finally, we will practise printing documents so that the documents maintain their formatting and managing your files so they are easy to find. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on making sure your files are safe and private.



    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
  8. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    Are you currently on a Level 3 course in BSL? If you need some guidance by an experienced teacher, this course will provide guidance and tips to help you develop strategies for how best to approach the level 3 receptive exam (Unit 321).
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  9. Supporting individuals with disabilities or learning difficulties
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is an introductory course, suitable for people who are interested in working with individuals with learning difficulties or disabilities. This could include working in community and volunteering roles or working in education, leisure and employment support.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £0.00
  10. Children and young people's mental health
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    The emotional health and well-being of children is just as important as their physical health and well-being. In 2016 10% of 5-16 years olds were diagnosed with a significant mental health illness. This course will introduce you to the concepts, impacts and approaches to supporting child and youth mental health. It is aimed at those working with children or interesed in the mental health of children and young people.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £0.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Digital skills for deaf people: introduction to Office 365: Excel for work (Entry 3 - Level 2)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you to develop your understanding of how to use Office 365 Excel for work related tasks



    such as time management, managing finances and data.



    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
  12. Digital skills for deaf people: improve your English and maths via social media (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    On this course you will be introduced to various apps, websites and Facebook groups that would enable you to improve your English and maths skills.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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