Centre for deaf education
Build has provided support for deaf people at its heart right from our establishment, in 1919. Some of the first courses ever offered by Build were lipreading classes for deafened soldiers returning from World War I. Over the years, we have grown to become an internationally-renowned centre of a wide range of provision - it is the largest centre of its kind in Europe. Our staff is a mixed group of deaf and hearing professionals; all highly skilled in their own areas of specialist expertise. Learn British sign language with Build today.
In order to join our deaf English, maths and computing courses, you need to have an first.
As well as courses, we also offer support and services for deaf people.
Watch Samba, a student in the Centre for Deaf Education, discuss his experiences of studying at Build.
Centre for deaf education highlights
English for Deaf people
Maths for Deaf people
British Sign Language for Deaf people
General interest courses for Deaf people
British Sign Language
Lipreading and managing hearing loss
Course Date: Fri 19 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course is for trainee lipreading teachers. You will attend Build for lecture and teaching practice blocks on the following dates 2018: October 19th & 20th, November 16th & 17th, December 7th & 8th. 2019: January 18th & 19th, February 15th & 16th , March 15th & 16th, April 12th & 13th, May 10th & 11th, June 14th & 15th.
Additional teaching practice days will be held at Build from January to May 2019
If combined with a teaching qualification such as our GT105 Award in Education and Training, this will qualify you to teach Lipreading in the Further Education sector.Full fee: £2,195.00Senior fee: £2,195.00Concession: £2,195.00
Course Date: Fri 26 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAre you a BSL teacher? Would you like to improve or learn new ways to teach BSL in your class? Richard Carter comes highly recommended - he will teach you how to find the best way for your students to learn BSL. This will help you to become confident and motivate your teaching. Please come and enrol on this one off workshop!Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHave you started to give presentations? Do you need to learn the basic features of PowerPoint 2016? Come and learn the technology and the craft. By the end of the course, you will be able to give a presentation using different designs, inserting text and images including animation features.Full fee: £0.00Senior fee: £0.00Concession: £0.00
Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 2018 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIdeal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.
The course fee is £1211, plus an upfront fee of £188 payable at the time of your enrolment.
If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan bildutrapagaran.info/advanced-learner-loans
If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: [email protected]
For more information, please call Sign Language and Lipreading on 020 7492 2725.Full fee: £1,399.00Senior fee: £1,399.00Concession: £1,399.00
Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetMindfulness means ‘to make contact with’ or ‘to bring to mind’. Practise direct applications for mindfulness in daily life particularly when dealing with hearing loss.Full fee: £99.00Senior fee: £64.00Concession: £44.00
Course Date: Tue 6 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis five-week practical course is aimed at adults with acquired hearing loss who experience hearing difficulties in everyday situations. Partners, family members and friends are also encouraged to enrol.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £48.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Tue 6 Nov 2018 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHave you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.
You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.Full fee: £599.00Senior fee: £501.00Concession: £443.00
Course Date: Sat 10 Nov 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAre you on a level 1 or 2 in BSL course? Do you want to expand your knowledge of sign principles so that you can understand BSL grammar and features better? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and is a great way to focus on this area.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £89.00
Course Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAre you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £89.00
Course Date: Sat 1 Dec 2018 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA 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, with a BSL-English interpreter available.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £69.00
Course Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHave 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: £799.00Senior fee: £674.00Concession: £599.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis 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: £999.00Senior fee: £999.00Concession: £999.00
Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAre 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 £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.
b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.
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 222-66-889-99 for more information.Full fee: £339.00Senior fee: £271.00Concession: £68.00
Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDoes your hearing loss sometimes make you feel tense, unbalanced or at a social disadvantage? Do you find yourself straining to hear, tilting your head or lacking confidence? The Alexander Technique can help you manage this by identifying and preventing unnecessary muscular and mental tension. Taught by a teacher who has used the AT to manage his own hearing loss.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £36.00Concession: £26.00
Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDamage to your hearing through exposure to noise can make it hard to follow speech, even with hearing aids. Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations. Aimed at members of the armed Forces and ex-Forces personnel.Full fee: £0.00Senior fee: £0.00Concession: £0.00