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. BSL level 2

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £869.00

  2. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (and 3 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

  3. English entry 3 for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (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

  4. Preparing to work in adult social care: level 1

    New
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you considering a career in adult social care? Do you want to find out more about different roles and feel confident in applying for volunteering opportunities? This course will develop your understanding of the responsibilities, values, skills and attitudes needed. It aims to give you an introduction into adult social care and an accredited Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £499.00

  5. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) for Deaf people

    New
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? Become confident in the core software applications used in every workplace: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and improving productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel or have completed an ECDL level 1.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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





    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: £589.00

  6. Information, advice or guidance: level 2 certificate

    New
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in developing your knowledge and understanding in the key principles of information, advice and guidance? This course is suitable for those working in and those looking to work in a range of roles or careers such as housing support, employment advice, counselling and peer mentoring. It is advisable that you are already working/volunteering in an IAG role before applying for this course.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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: £679.00

  7. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers

    New
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City & Guilds 6502 qualification: Level 3 Award in Education and Training



    Interested in teaching lipreading to adults? This course covers teaching basics and leads to a national initial teaching award.



    This course is for people who want to teach adults. Combine it with GT106, Lipreading Teacher Training Course, and you will qualify to teach lipreading in this sector.



    You will attend City Lit for lecture blocks on the following dates in 2019: September 20th, 21st and October 4th, 5th.
    Full fee: £599.00

  8. Deaf history: one-day course

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.
    Full fee: £89.00

  9. Art and design (for people with learning difficulties)

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make and publish handmade books and fanzines, learn about graphic design, display and sell your products, show your work on Instagram and social media.
    Full fee: £129.00

  10. Planet Earth (for people with learning difficulties)

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world, its people and the environment we live in. Think about what we can do to make a difference.
    Full fee: £129.00

  11. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £359.00

  12. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers 2

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading skills at improvers' level.
    Full fee: £339.00

  13. Act and perform (for people with learning difficulties)

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn acting skills. Play a character. Explore emotions. Produce a play. Perform your play to an audience.
    Full fee: £129.00

  14. Change the world (for people with learning difficulties)

    New
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get involved in your community. Campaign on issues. Know your rights and responsibilities. Speak up for yourself.
    Full fee: £129.00

  15. Living well with hearing loss

    New
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.



    It will be taught in spoken English, not sign language.
    Full fee: £59.00

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