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.

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  1. English level 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a short but very intensive course which is mainly focused on preparing for English level 1 exams. There will be lots of mock exams and continuous feedback on reading, writing and communication (in BSL). It involves lots of homework, revision and regular feedback, and therefore requires requires a serious commitment to studying outside of the classroom hours.

    To join this course you will need to have completed the following 3 courses first: 'English Grammar for deaf people', 'Reading and writing for deaf people', 'English level 1 prep for deaf people'.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have completed 'English grammar for deaf people' and/or achieved English entry 3, but are not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual reading and writing skills and prepare you for the next level. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. English entry 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you to get confident in reading, writing and communication. You will learn to read pieces of texts, write sentences, spell correctly and use punctuation. This course is the second part of a year-long course. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you learn basic English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading and writing. This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English and Maths skills course for deaf people; have arrived in UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills; missed out on education at school due to communication barriers. This is the second part of a year-long course. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. English grammar and pronunciation for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This bespoke course is suitable for deaf people who use their speech in their everyday life and/or have cochlear implants - this course will help students to improve their pronunciation while brushing up their English grammar.This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have achieved English Entry 2 but not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual grammatical skills and prepare you for the next level. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to improve your ability to understand and work with numbers. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your everyday life and work contexts. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you currently on a Level 3 course in BSL? If you need some guidance by an experienced teacher, this course will provide guidance and tips to help you develop strategies for how best to approach the level 3 receptive exam (Unit 321).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  9. Making and editing videos online - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to set up a web camera or use your mobile phone camera to make a film and then learn how to upload and edit it onto YouTube, Facebook and Glide. By the end of the course you will have produced a professional looking video!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you sometimes find it hard to tell people you have a hearing loss and to ask them for the support you need? This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £35.00

  11. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Fri 5 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  12. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  14. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  15. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get connected through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn the main elements of these essential everyday digital skills in a safe and supportive environment: how to set up Facebook pages, profiles and groups; how to start your Twitter account; how to get going on Instagram.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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