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.

Connectivity on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Train the Trainer (Spring)

    New Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical weekend course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation. You are required to attend both days of this course.
    Full fee: £189.00

  2. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    New
    Course Date: Mon 18 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee: £199.00

  3. Deaf history part 2

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course covers information about the history of the Deaf community, education, media and sport to a more advanced and in depth level. It is taught in BSL, and hearing people with a minimum of level 2 in BSL are welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00

  4. Deaf history part 1

    New 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

  5. Introduction to child and youth mental health

    New
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The emotional health and well-being of children is just as important as their physical health and well-being. In 2016 10% of 5-16 years olds were diagnosed with a significant mental health illness. This course will introduce you to the concepts, impacts and approaches to supporting child and youth mental health. It is aimed at those working with children or interesed in the mental health of children and young people,.

    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.





    Or





    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.





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    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: £199.00

  6. Communication group for people with aphasia

    New
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you experience some difficulties expressing yourself following a stroke? In this group you can learn additional ways to improve your communication. The activities will include social conversations and discussions, with a chance to share your experiences, as well as some structured work.
    Full fee: £229.00

  7. Total communication group: moving on

    New
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you experience considerable difficulties expressing yourself following a stroke? Extend your communication skills in a supportive group. Use total communication strategies such as gestures and pictures to effectively get your point across in conversations.
    Full fee: £229.00

  8. Total communication group

    New
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have significant difficulties expressing yourself and understanding what other people say? Develop your communication skills and discover new strategies such as using pictures, gestures and facial expressions to support your speech in this small group.
    Full fee: £229.00

  9. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)

    New
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new drawing and painting skills. Build a portfolio of work. Work on a group project. Show your work in an exhibition. Visit galleries for ideas and inspiration.
    Full fee: £259.00

  10. Percussion orchestra (for people with learning difficulties)

    New
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play percussion instruments. Compose music as a group. Listen and respond to group members. Perform your music to an audience.
    Full fee: £259.00

  11. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up to date with relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have practised lipreading at beginners' level.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £123.00

  12. Fast-track lipreaders

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you would like to stretch yourself, and if you are up to the challenge of quick fire exercises and more complex pieces, then this fast-paced lipreading class will be right for you. Build on the theoretical knowledge you have already gained in previous classes.
    Full fee: £279.00

  13. Stammering therapy: stage 1

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily. You'll also work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reducing avoidance strategies and developing self confidence. Designed specifically for people who stammer /stutter.
    Full fee: £279.00

  14. Interiorised stammering

    New Evening
    Course Date: Wed 2 Oct 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you often manage to conceal your stammering (also known as stuttering), this course will help you to understand your particular type of stammering, reduce negative feelings, learn strategies to speak more easily and develop self-confidence.
    Full fee: £279.00

  15. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    New
    Course Date: Tue 17 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class. This is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.
    Full fee: £289.00

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