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.

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  1. Lipreading taster session

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 18 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come along to this free, fun taster session to experience what a lipreading class is like. Aimed at those who use spoken English as their main means of communication. Suitable for people who have little or no knowledge of lipreading.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. Deaf history: one-day course

    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
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  3. Deaf history part 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of BSL. This fascinating course is taught in BSL. Hearing people with a minimum of level 2 BSL are welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  4. Teaching methods for BSL teachers workshop

    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. BSL Roleshift / referent practice workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 2 or 3 BSL course and would like to get a better understanding of how role shift and referents are used in BSL? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this important area of BSL to improve your knowledge and fluency.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  6. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are 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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  7. Prioritisation and assertiveness for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal and professional effectiveness by learning and practising key prioritisation and assertiveness skills. This course will help you to improve your time management and to communicate more confidently in a variety of workplace situations.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  8. Difference not defect: stammering activism, empowerment and pride

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more about the social model of disability and stammering pride in a shared and collaborative learning environment.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  9. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    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

  10. Mindfulness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to focus your awareness, cultivate calmness and develop non-judgemental acceptance, using a range of mindfulness practices. Apply speech techniques more effectively and facilitate your work on avoidance reduction.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £42.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 14 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  12. Managing challenging behaviour

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you work in a setting where you find yourself dealing with individuals who present challenging behaviour? Do you want to feel more confident in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour? This is a practical, one-day course where you will gain strategies to diffuse and de-escalate challenging situations and develop incident and risk management skills for your workplace.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. Introduction to Alexander Technique for people with hearing loss

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £36.00
    Concession: £26.00

  14. Communication with older people with a hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  15. Follow-up day counselling skills

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for SLTs who have attended our three-day course ‘Effective counselling skills’, this experiential one-day workshop will help you consolidate your knowledge, skills and practice. Exact course content will be negotiated with participants; potential topics include skills practice in triads and groups, practical trouble-shooting of clinical issues you may have encountered in your work and working creatively.



    Group number is limited to 12, so early booking is recommended. Once you’re enrolled on the course, we will contact you regarding your hopes and expectations, so that the course content is tailored to your needs and work context.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  16. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    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

  17. Speaking circle for people who stammer

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Participate in a speaking circle and find out how to enhance the way you come across to others, develop your own speaking style and discover the real you. This unique approach will help you to increase your confidence in speaking to groups.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  18. Facilitating aphasia communication groups

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive and experiential workshop will explore creative and effective ways to run conversation groups with people with aphasia. There will be contributions from service users and opportunities to observe examples of activities and resources used at Build.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  19. BSL taster session

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a one-off free session to give you a taste of what happens in a British Sign Language class. The class will be a fun and relaxed group where you will learn some basic signs in BSL. If you enjoy the class, you can discuss course options with the tutor at the end.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  20. Deaf history: The London Asylum Trail

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Build Deaf history walk around Bermondsey called ‘The London Asylum Trail’.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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