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 1
    Course start date:  Fri 5 May 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
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. Introduction to BSL
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 May 2023 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marios Costi
    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 £159.00 Concession £139.00
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    99% of 100
  3. Refresh, revise stammering therapy
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 May 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita McKiernan
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £20.00
  4. Managing hearing loss at work
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    This course is for people who have a hearing loss and who work in an office environment. It covers a range of common office scenarios and issues that arise for people with hearing loss.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  5. Level 2 Award in Understanding the Needs of Individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 3 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    PMLD is when a person has a severe learning disability and other disabilities that significantly affect their ability to communicate and be independent. This Award will be of interest to people already working in this field or who are looking to move into this area of work.



    This course aims to develop your understanding of the needs of people with PMLD and to equip you with the skills to effectively support, respond to and engage individuals with PMLD.



    “A person’s ability to communicate is not dependent on their being able to master certain skills, it is dependent on our ability to listen and communicate responsively” Jo Grace, The Sensory Projects.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £143.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £0.00
  6. 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
  7. Manage your tinnitus
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Janice Fisher
    This four-week practical course is aimed at those with tinnitus who would like to understand it better and learn about techniques to be able to manage it.







    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 £59.00 Senior fee £38.00 Concession £30.00
  8. Working with vulnerable children, young people and families
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 8 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you work with vulnerable children, young people and their families? Would you like to know what issues they may face and what support is available? Or are you interested in this field and feel you have something to contribute?



    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
  9. Assertiveness and hearing loss
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marilyn Taylor
    Do you sometimes find it hard to tell people you have a hearing loss and to ask them for the support you need? This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £45.00 Concession £35.00
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  10. Managing challenging behaviour
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 18 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you work in a setting where you find yourself dealing with individuals who present challenging behaviour? Do you want to feel more confident in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour? This is a practical, one-day course where you will gain strategies to diffuse and de-escalate challenging situations and develop incident and risk management skills for your workplace.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £0.00
  11. 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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  12. Introduction to Alexander Technique for people with hearing loss
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Daryl Joyce
    Does your hearing loss sometimes make you feel tense, unbalanced or at a social disadvantage? Do you find yourself straining to hear, tilting your head or lacking confidence? The Alexander Technique can help you manage this by identifying and preventing unnecessary muscular and mental tension. Taught by a teacher who has used the AT to manage his own hearing loss.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £38.00 Concession £30.00

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