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 Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.

    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 £502.00 Concession £444.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. BSL level 2
    Last Few Places Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    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.



    The assessments could take place either online or face to face. If the assessment takes place online, it will be via Zoom. If the face to face process is used, it will be on a one to one basis with your course tutor.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £899.00 Senior fee £753.00 Concession £665.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  3. ACT for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    This is a powerful approach to therapy. You'll learn to work more effectively with negative thoughts and feelings through acceptance and mindfulness work. You'll also learn how to identify, and move towards, valued goals and directions in your life.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £73.00
  4. Introduction to lipreading
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    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 delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £85.00 Concession £61.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  5. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £203.00
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  6. Introduction to BSL
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date: Online

    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.

    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 £135.00
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  7. Supporting individuals with disabilities or learning difficulties
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021

    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
  8. Public speaking for people who stammer
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: Online

    Find your voice, be seen and be heard. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get lots of public speaking practice with supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor. Specifically for people who stammer/stutter.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £16.00
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  9. Access to HE diploma: humanities and social science (evenings)
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    Course Date: Tue 14 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    Applications for the 2021/22 cohort are now open. Please click Start Assessment on the course page.



    The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Humanities and Social Science) is a qualification designed for anyone who has left school without the usual qualifications (GCSEs or A-levels) and wishes to study at university.



    It is a highly intensive, fast-track route to higher education, where you will complete the equivalent of 3 A-Levels in one year, and requires attendance ONLINE via ZOOM two nights per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6-9.15pm, as well as online tutorials every two to three weeks (from 5pm) and substantial private study. These dates and times are non-negotiable and you are required to attend every session. There may also be optional study sessions at our Central London Campus on one Saturday each term.



    Due to the course's intensity, priority will be given to applications from those who are serious and sure about progressing to degree level study and are ready to take on the intense challenge that the year will bring.

    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 £199.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. English level 1 for deaf people
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: Online

    This course will help you improve your communication skills including reading and writing. It will enable you to become confident in writing longer texts and reading more complex articles, information, descriptions and stories. You will also become more confident at formal and informal conversations. We will look at how English sentences are put together and how you can write more complex sentences confidently. We will see how formal English differs from informal English, which will help you with both your reading and writing. Along the way, you will work on your spelling strategies to improve the accuracy of your written work. And you will learn some useful digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.

    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

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