Training & Classes

 

Deaf Links are commited to offering the general public, private and public sector high quality,  accreddited courses with qualified tutors.  Our British Sign Language courses are delivered by Deaf, native BSL users in order to provide the best learning experience.

 

We currently offer:

  • British Sign Language Levels 1-3 Courses
  • Deaf & Deafblind Awareness Training

 

To book any of our courses please download the relvent forms available and send it back to us

 

British Sign Languge (BSL) Levels 1-3

 

 

 

All our BSL courses are accredited by Signature and are nationally recognised

 

 

British Sign Language Level 1

 

The level 1 award in British sign languge (BSL) studies is suitible for those who:

  • Wish to acquire bacis British Sign Languge skills for the purpose of holding simple communication with Deaf people including family, friends and colleagues.
  • Need to aquire BSL skills as part of a programme of study or professional development
  • Are studing for personal development with a view to future employment

 

Course Length: 66 Hours

 

Entry Requirements: None

 

Progression Route: upon completion of this qualification, learners may progress as follows:

  • Level 2 certificate in British Sign Languge Studies

 

Cost:

  • £450 (includes assessment fees & course materials)
  • Payment of instalments available with prior agreement of Deaf Links

 

Start Date:  TBA - Please contact Jeanette@deaflinks.org.uk to put your name forward for next session of classes

Time: 6.30pm 

Tutor:  Lorraine Wighton

 

 

 

British Sign Languge Level 2

 

Level 2 certificate in BSL studies is suitable for those who:

  • Wish to acquire BSL skills for the purpose of holding more detailed communication with Deaf people, including family, friends, colleagues at work, school or college
  • Need to acquire BSL skills as part of a programme of study or professional Development with a view to future employment
  • Wish to progress from BSL level 1 award

 

Course Length: 150 hours

 

Entry Requirements:  It is recommended that entrants should have BSL Level 1 award before embarking this programme

 

Costs:

  • £600 (includes assessment fees & course materials)
  • Payment of instalments available with prior agreement of Deaf Links

 

Start Date: Sat 10th October 2020 - Please contact Jeanette@deaflinks.org.uk to enroll in this class

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Tutor: Liam McMulkin

 

 

British Sign Languge Level 3

 

Level 3 certificate in BSL studies is sutible for those who:

  • Wish to acquire varied BSL skills at normal speed and used in social and work settings, for the purpose of working or interacting with Deaf people on a daily or regular basis;
  • Need to quire varied BSl skills as part of a programme of study or professional development
  • Wish to progress from the level 2 certificate
  • This qualification is alos sutible for Deaf people wishing to acquire a qualification in their own languge to meet the requirements of the Tariff of Qualification (ITT) as an approved qualification at level 3 for evidencing personal literacy skills in order to gain QTLS.

 

Course length: 150 hours

 

Entry Level:  It is recommened that entrants should have the level 2 award in BSK before embarking on this programme

 

Progression Route: Upon completion of this qualification, learners may progress to the following qualifacations:

  • Level 4 BSL studies
  • Level 4 Bilingual Skills (BSL/English)
  • Level 6 BSL Studies

 

Cost:

  • £900 (inludes assessment fees & course material)
  • Payment of instalments available with prior agreement of Deaf Links

 

Start Date: Sat 10th October 2020 - Please contact Jeanette@deaflinks.org.uk to enroll in this class

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Tutor: Liam McMulkin

 

 

Deaf & Deafblind Awareness Training

 

 

 

Our Deaf & Deafblind Awareness Training course is accredited by Signature and is nationally recognised

This 2 day course is a practical and nationally accredited course that will bring benefits to your clients and your organisation from day one.

 

This course will help you to have a better understanding of Deaf people, their languge and communication needs.  It will show you can help break down the barriers for Deaf people in practical ways which cost nothing whilst making your services more accessible not only to Deaf people, but anyone who has a communication difficulty or for who English is a second languge.

 

Using DVD presentation, fun activties and group interaction to reinforce the factual content, this course is of practical value to all agencies serving the public and an invaluable part of invidual continuous professional development.

 

Course Content:

  • Langauge choice and differing cultures of Deaf people
  • How common is deafness
  • Over coming barriers, improving attitudes
  • What does deafness mean and the correct tearms to use
  • Tinnitus and help available for Tinnitus
  • Barriers to communication
  • Communication tactics
  • Hearing aids and technology which helps
  • Professional communication supportfor Deaf people

 

Cost: £130 per person, includes assessment fees, lunch & refreshments

Course Length: 2 days

Tutor:  Alana Harper

Dates: please contact alana@deaflinks.org.uk for dates & booking

 

 

 

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