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. Lipreading for deaf sign language users

    New
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is for deaf people who use sign language and want to improve their lipreading skills for everyday communication.



    You will practise lipreading spoken English, but the explanations and instructions will be in BSL.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Public speaking for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Presenting information clearly and effectively is vital to getting your message or opinion across. This two-day workshop is about developing key presentation skills and confidence when speaking to a group of people, whether it’s giving a formal or impromptu presentation, contributing to a meeting or taking part in a discussion.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Introduction to child and youth mental health

    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 £20,572.50 . 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.





    Or





    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
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - spring

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills. Please note: There will be no sessions on 14 February 2020.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  5. English entry 3 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have achieved English Entry 2 and wish to progress further. This course will help you develop your reading, writing and communication skills. You will learn to plan and draft writing; read and understand straightforward texts etc. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Childcare: level 2 certificate in an introduction to early years education and care (offsite)

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: Sidings Community Centre
    Are you interested in a career working with children in an education or care setting? This course can help you progress into various jobs in the statutory, private or voluntary sector, in roles such as: nursery assistant, teaching assistant or crèche worker. You will attend college one day a week and placement 2 days. This is an intensive course and we recommend that you complete the level 1 Award in caring for children or other level 1 qualification before you take on this commitment.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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.





    Or





    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: £929.00
    Senior fee: £929.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Google drive and the cloud - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 23 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The digital world is moving from emails to shared files. Don't get left behind. Join this course and learn how to make the most of the cloud. What is it and how do you use it to share and edit documents? You may never send an attachment again!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Deaf history part 2

    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
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  9. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Youth work: level 2 certificate

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in working with young people in a youth work setting or becoming a youth and community worker? This course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence in working holistically with young people to facilitate their personal and social development. As a youth support worker, you can earn up to £180 per day, depending on the organisation. You could be involved in one to one support, mentoring, sports or group and project work. Learners must already be working or volunteering in a youth work environment to be considered for this course.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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.





    Or





    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: £969.00
    Senior fee: £969.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. 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

  12. Train the Trainer (Spring)

    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
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  13. Working with adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included. This course runs for three days, plus a follow-up day in October 2020.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £459.00
    Concession: £459.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Understanding working with people with mental health issues

    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you currently work in the mental health field, or are you interested in getting into this area? This course will increase your understanding of mental wellbeing and mental ill health. You will investigate the common signs and symptoms of mental health issues as well as exploring the range of agencies involved in the sector. You will identify best practice in planning care that supports people holistically. The course is particularly useful if you are studying or hoping to work in support work, care work or mental health. Applications are encouraged from learners who have used support services or have experienced homelessness. On successful completion you will achieve the level 2 understanding working with people with mental health needs certificate.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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.





    Or





    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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £0.00

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 17 Mar 2020
    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

  20. Basic English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills for deaf people course and/or Basic English vocabulary punctuation for deaf people course. It is also suitable for those who have completed and/or have been assessed at English Entry 1 level course. This course focuses on deaf learners’ general language awareness and helps them to get started with basic English grammar. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  21. Award in peer mentoring: level 2

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The level 2 award in peer mentoring has been developed for learners who want to be peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The qualification provides an understanding of the peer mentoring process and the key skills used in peer mentoring. You will learn about peer mentoring with young people, people with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and those who have experienced challenges in their lives. We welcome applications from those who have lived experience in these areas.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





    a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . 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.





    Or





    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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £0.00

  22. Reading for Pleasure for Deaf people (advanced)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The aim of this course is to develop deaf people’s reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various articles (newspapers/magazines) and stories / novels. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. Translating from English to BSL and summarising texts will be a large part of the sessions. This course is suitable if you have achieved and/or have been assessed at English Level 1 and/or English Level 2. This course has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  23. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (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

  24. Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Award in education and training (City & Guilds 6502) - summer

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (6502) is designed as an initial teacher training course for anyone who teaches adult learners in the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sector. It can also be suitable if you are delivering training within your organisation and want to further enhance your knowledge and skills.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £407.00

  25. Digital photography: edit and improve your photos with Photoshop- for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 6 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Adobe Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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