Computing and digital skills for Deaf people

Build offer computing classes at different levels for deaf people, from beginners to European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) level 2. Our tutors will help you find the right course to meet your needs. Classes are taught in BSL.

For deaf computing courses you will need to come to an initial assessment session to make sure you find the right class. Please contact us by SMS text on 07642818557 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

In order to join our deaf computing courses, you need to have an first.

Watch computing student Pooja discuss her experience of studying at Build.

  1. PowerPoint 2016 essentials - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 31 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you started to give presentations? Do you need to learn the basic features of PowerPoint 2016? Come and learn the technology and the craft. By the end of the course, you will be able to give a presentation using different designs, inserting text and images including animation features.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? Join this course and learn how to use the most important basic features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016. This course will give you the confidence to use the programs independently as well as follow your studies to a higher level. By the end of the course you will have improved your skills and gained a qualification, Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills.

    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.

    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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £68.00

  3. Google drive and the cloud - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Digital photography: edit and improve your photos online - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 8 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn how to edit your photos for free? Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Pixlr Image Editor – a free photo editing website similar to Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  7. Becoming confident on the computer, Internet and email - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your PC or laptop but are too afraid to ask? Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your computer from setting it up to understanding and using computer jargon, setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails safely, securely and confidently, and searching and using the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, watch TV on-line, and maintain security at all times.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Introduction to Indesign

    Course Date: Wed 5 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this introduction course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisements and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Excel 2016 essentials for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to Excel? Have you been using Excel but are unsure of its main features? This provide you with a solid overview of the key aspects of of Excel including important terminology, creating simple worksheets, entering and formatting data, making basic calculations and creating simple charts and graphs.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  10. Becoming confident on the Internet and email - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners will take you from very start of an internet connection to being able to search and use the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, watch TV on-line, and maintain security at all times. This course will take you from the setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails safely, securely and confidently in both formal and informal situations.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  11. Design and build your own website - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you how to create and design your own website using free resources. Ideal if you want to create own websites for deaf organisations, deaf clubs or deaf websites.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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