Deaf Awareness and Basic BSL Course

This course is designed to be delivered as a half day training session, it is suitable for frontline workers and others who may meet a deaf person / hearing loss person and who wish to develop some knowledge / confidence to communicate with them when they first meet.
The objective of Deaf Awareness session (theory), learners will

  • Learn how to identify a deaf/ hearing loss person
  • Understand the level of deafness and use appropriate terminology
  • Raise an awareness of communication barriers between hearing and deaf/ hearing loss people
  • Gain basic understanding of deaf/hearing loss communication methods

The objective of British Sign Language Taster session (practical), learners will

  • Be able to use initial fingerspelling
  • Learn how to get deaf person’s attention
  • Be able to ask for name and give name
  • Be able to use simple greeting and taking leave

Deaf: relates to all the following: deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and Deaf BSL users.

Course Fee

Bespoke courses provided for organisations specific requirements on request.
Half day tuition (4 hours) –  £400.00 (per class for up to 16 people).
Additional travel costs applicable if over 10miles to venue.

For further information, please contact us during office hours Monday- Friday 10.00am – 2.30pm.
Telephone 
Voice only – 01782 219161, Text/Minicom – 01782 281125, Fax only – 01782 286174.

Alternatively e-mail BSL@deaflinks.co.uk.