Centre for deaf education

Build has provided support for deaf people at its heart right from our establishment, in 1919. Some of the first courses ever offered by Build were lipreading classes for deafened soldiers returning from World War I. Over the years, we have grown to become an internationally-renowned centre of a wide range of provision - it is the largest centre of its kind in Europe. Our staff is a mixed group of deaf and hearing professionals; all highly skilled in their own areas of specialist expertise. Learn British sign language with Build today.

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

As well as courses, we also offer support and services for deaf people.

Watch Samba, a student in the Centre for Deaf Education, discuss his experiences of studying at Build.

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  1. English level 1 prep for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will mainly focus on the reading, writing and communication (in BSL) skills necessary to successfully achieve English Level 1 exams. This course will involve lots of homework and revision, therefore requires a serious commitment to studying outside of the classroom hours. To join this course you will need to have completed the following courses first: 'English Grammar for deaf people' and 'Reading and writing for deaf people'.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. Level 3 certificate in BSL

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.

    The course fee is £1261, plus an upfront fee of £188 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan bildutrapagaran.info/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: [email protected]

    For more information, please call Sign Language and Lipreading on 020 7492 2725.
    Full fee: £1,449.00
    Senior fee: £1,449.00
    Concession: £1,449.00

  3. BSL 1:1 coaching

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    These sessions can be taught at any level and are designed to help you improve your BSL. You can ask your teacher to give guidance on specific areas of BSL. This can also be used to ‘brush up’ and practise before assessments and exams. If you are on one of our BSL courses and wish to undertake further practice in your own time then this is for you! Please contact the department for further details and to discuss your requirements. You will then be assigned one of our BSL teachers to work with you.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  4. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have completed English grammar course for deaf people and/or achieved English Entry 3 but who are not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual reading and writing skills and prepare you for the next level. This course is the first part of a year long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  6. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.



    You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £629.00
    Senior fee: £629.00
    Concession: £463.00

  7. Manage your tinnitus

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four-week practical course is aimed at those with tinnitus who would like to understand it better and learn about techniques to be able to manage it.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £42.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. English 1:1 tuition for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlike learning in the class with other students, the tuition is delivered one-to-one at a time suitable for you (please note that there are specific times when the tuitions are not available e.g. half terms etc.). The tuition is delivered at any level and is designed to help you to improve your English skills. There are no exams at the end of tuition. Please contact us for more information.

    This course is FREE if 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. 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.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Lipreading taster session

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (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

  10. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee: £849.00
    Senior fee: £849.00
    Concession: £633.00

  11. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? Become confident in the core software applications used in every workplace: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and improving productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel or have completed an ECDL level 1.

    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. 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: £589.00
    Senior fee: £471.00
    Concession: £118.00

  12. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City & Guilds 6502 qualification: Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Interested in teaching lipreading to adults? This course covers teaching basics and leads to a national initial teaching award.



    This course is for people who want to teach adults. Combine it with GT106, Lipreading Teacher Training Course, and you will qualify to teach lipreading in this sector.



    You will attend Build for lecture blocks on the following dates in 2018 : 21st and 22nd Sept: 5th and 6th Oct.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £599.00

  13. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00

  14. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers 2

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018 (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 skills at improvers' level.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £201.00
    Concession: £145.00

  15. Level 4 in BSL

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have completed level 3 in BSL and are ready to develop your skills towards level 4 standard. This is a new way to progress onto level 6. This is not an accredited course but you will work though a practical programme designed and taught by our experienced teachers. You will receive regular feedback and receive our own Build certificate of attendance.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

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