Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Reading for Pleasure for Deaf people (intermediate)

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The aim of this course is to develop deaf people’s reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various articles (newspapers/magazines) and stories / novels. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. Translating from English to BSL and summarising texts will be a large part of the sessions. This course is suitable if you have achieved and/or have been assessed at English Entry 2 and/or English Entry 3 level. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. Finding a job in health and social care: level 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to gain employment in health and social care but do not know where to start? Have you recently had a career change or want a fresh start? This course is an accredited level 2 award in skills for professions in health and social care. It has been devised to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required to access employment in a health and social care environment.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English grammar course for deaf people and/or achieved English Entry 3 but who are not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual reading and writing skills and prepare you for the next level. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills, Basic English vocabulary and punctuation and/or Basic English grammar for deaf people courses. This course will focus on basic English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading and writing.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Stammering therapy: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily. You'll also work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reducing avoidance strategies and developing self confidence. Designed specifically for people who stammer /stutter.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  6. English entry 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English entry 1 course for deaf people and 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.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Leadership and public speaking

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £86.00
    Senior fee: £86.00
    Concession: £86.00

  8. English grammar and language awareness for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have achieved English Entry 2 and/or English Entry 3 but not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual grammatical skills and prepare you for the next level. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? Join this course and learn how to use the most important basic features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016. This course will give you the confidence to use the programs independently as well as follow your studies to a higher level. By the end of the course you will have improved your skills and gained a qualification, Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £68.00

  10. Level 6 in BSL - part 1 (language development)

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is the language development part of the level 6 in BSL. Ideal if you have passed level 3 in BSL and you want to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard for progression to a level 6 qualification. Develop and establish fluency in your use of BSL in a variety of situations and registers, in both productive and receptive skills.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  11. Level 2 certificate in health and social care

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Health care is the treatment of health and medical conditions in hosptials, health centres and in the community and social care is the care and support of vulnerable people. The Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of the core areas in health and social care. This is ideal for those who are interested in health and social care and wish to gain a formal qualification.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £529.00
    Senior fee: £529.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and need to acquire basic Maths skills or if you missed out on education at school here in UK due to communication barriers. During this course you will work with basic numbers, measures, shapes and use of data. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your every day life contexts. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. English entry 3 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have achieved English Entry 2 and wish to progress further. This course will help you develop your reading, writing and communication skills. You will learn to plan and draft writing; read and understand straightforward texts etc. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - spring

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  15. Introduction to child and youth mental health

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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