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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Lipreading for deaf sign language users

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for deaf people who use sign language and want to improve their lipreading skills for everyday communication.



    You will practise lipreading spoken English, but the explanations and instructions will be in BSL.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £24.00

  6. 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

  7. Public speaking for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Presenting information clearly and effectively is vital to getting your message or opinion across. This two-day workshop is about developing key presentation skills and confidence when speaking to a group of people, whether it’s giving a formal or impromptu presentation, contributing to a meeting or taking part in a discussion.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Deaf history: one-day course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A brief introduction to the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. You can further explore this fascinating one day course by joining our deaf history part one course. This course is taught in BSL.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  11. Childcare: level 2 diploma for the early years practitioner

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: Sidings Community Centre
    Are you interested in a career working with children in an education or care setting? This course can help you progress into various jobs in the statutory, private or voluntary sector, in roles such as: nursery assistant, teaching assistant or crèche worker. You will attend college one day a week and placement 2 days. This is an intensive course and we recommend that you complete the level 1 Award in caring for children or other level 1 qualification before you take on this commitment.

    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: £929.00
    Senior fee: £929.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. Google drive and the cloud - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The digital world is moving from emails to shared files. Don't get left behind. Join this course and learn how to make the most of the cloud. What is it and how do you use it to share and edit documents? You may never send an attachment again!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. Free lipreading practice

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and get some free extra practice on a short lipreading course to give trainee lipreading teachers additional teaching practice. This course will be taught by trainees towards the end of their training, under supervision of one of the teaching team. This will be a mixed ability group - all levels welcome, whether you have attended classes before or have no previous lipreading experience. The course is delivered in spoken English and not BSL.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  14. Deaf history part 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course covers information about the history of the Deaf community, education, media and sport to a more advanced and in depth level. It is taught in BSL, and hearing people with a minimum of level 2 in BSL are welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  15. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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