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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Digital and English skills for deaf people: Understand, express and capture your emotions (pre-entry - entry 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn how to share and express your emotions via hobbies, interests, everyday activites etc to friends, family and the wider world through drawings, posters, photographs, videos etc.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Digital skills and Maths for deaf people: Manage shopping and spending (pre-entry to entry 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    During the course you will develop skills in learning independently, communicating with your tutor and other students. You will develop your ability to use your own initiative, carry out research and complete tasks either independently or in collaboration with others.



    The course is practical and the skills you learn can be used in everyday life situations. There are no exams to this course.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. English entry 3 for deaf people - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Apr 2024

    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. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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
  4. English for deaf people: English for work - reading and writing skills (entry 3) - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Apr 2024

    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 you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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
  5. English Entry 2 for deaf people - part 3
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    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. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. English for deaf people: Brush up your grammar (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable for deaf people who can read and write English reasonably well but would like to know more about English grammar and the language / vocabulary we use to talk about language. Delivered via British Sign Language, the weekly sessions will use both languages to make sense of English grammar by incorporating various teaching and learning activities such as discussions, comparing and contrasting BSL and English and so forth. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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
  7. English for deaf people: English tenses (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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. Digital skills for deaf people: Have an effective interview via video call (entry 3 - Level 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    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 you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. Basic DS skills for deaf people: Getting started with online learning (pre-entry - Entry 2) - part 3
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    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 you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1) - part 3
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    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.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. English for deaf people: Communicating confidently at work (entry 2)
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you want to develop your communication skills to participate, express and progress at work? This course will use a range of techniques to teach you how to get ahead in work situations. You will be introduced to practical language, vocabulary and skills. You will learn through realistic activities that are based on various work situations. This course has no exam.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. English for deaf people: Reading for pleasure (entry 1) - part 3
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Apr 2024

    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.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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