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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Facilitating aphasia communication groups

    Course Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  5. Motivational interviewing for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Motivational Interviewing is a short-term, empathic and practical counselling approach used to support change. It helps us as therapists explore and resolve ambivalence with our clients, while motivating them to make changes in a manner congruent with the client’s own values and concerns. This skills-based workshop will introduce you to a range of motivational interviewing techniques and give you the opportunity to practise them in a safe environment. The course is suitable for speech and language therapists working with any types of client group, carers and families.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Hidden sounds (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Use microphones to pick up sounds from everyday objects. Share your sounds with others in class. Share your sounds on SoundCloud.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  7. Planet Earth (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world, its people and the environment we live in. Think about what we can do to make a difference.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  8. Dance (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn dance/theatre/movement skills. Create new dance moves and physical theatre pieces. Produce a dance/movement/theatre piece for performance. Present your learned skills to an audience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  9. Leadership and public speaking

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. Art and design (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make and publish handmade books and fanzines, learn about graphic design, display and sell your products, show your work on Instagram and social media.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  11. Books Beyond Words (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This class is for people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Read visual stories to understand your feelings and real life situations. Use drama and storytelling to explore difficult situations. Read stories with others about wellbeing, relationships and employment.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  12. Ways of seeing (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to 'read the world' by understanding how the news media and advertising try to make us think and react. Explore art movements that help us to look at life differently. Discuss politics and religion. Find out why some people believe that man has never walked on the moon!
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  13. Act and perform (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn acting skills. Play a character. Explore emotions. Produce a play. Perform your play to an audience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. Change the world (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get involved in your community. Campaign on issues. Know your rights and responsibilities. Speak up for yourself.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Soundscapes (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compose music with computers. Make music with keyboards and synthesizers. Upload your music to Soundcloud. Present your work in performance.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  16. Hands-on science

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is light made of? What is electricity? How were the planets created? We will visit the Science Museum and do experiments to find out.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  17. Creative Writing (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Compose a piece of writing on a topic of your choice. Look at how other writers and poets use words. Perform your piece at the end of the course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  18. Mental health first aid

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing mental ill health or in a mental health crisis. Increase your awareness and confidence in recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues. Understand how to respond appropriately.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £0.00

  19. Voice production for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find your voice, be seen and be heard. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get lots of public speaking practice with supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor. Specifically for people who stammer/stutter.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  20. Speaking with Clarity: Speech Therapy for People who Clutter

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cluttering can be present as the only communication challenge or alongside stammering. The course aims to help people gain greater awareness of their speech and to develop more effective communication strategies.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  21. Speak out, find your voice: public speaking for people who stammer

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 8 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find your voice, be seen and be heard. Discover your own unique power, confidence and speaking style and learn how to connect with your listeners. Develop strategies for managing your nerves before and during public speaking tasks. Get lots of public speaking practice with supportive and constructive feedback from the group and course tutor. Specifically for people who stammer/stutter.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  22. 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

  23. Secret London (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Visit places in London. Travel by train and bus. Take photos and videos on visits. Research London on the internet. Work on a group project.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  24. 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

  25. Learning to learn: level 1

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This qualification is for people who want to develop skills and effective learning behaviours which will allow them to reach their full potential in a learning environment. This course is suitable for people who have not been education for some time or are new to education. It is recommended that learners take this course if they need to build on their learning skills before embarking on some of our level 2 programmes.

    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £0.00

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