Centre for Deaf Education Courses at Build

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 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a short but very intensive course which is mainly focused on preparing for English level 1 exams. There will be lots of mock exams and continuous feedback on reading, writing and communication (in BSL). It involves lots of homework, revision and regular feedback, and therefore requires requires a serious commitment to studying outside of the classroom hours.

    To join this course you will need to have completed the following 3 courses first: 'English Grammar for deaf people', 'Reading and writing for deaf people', 'English level 1 prep for deaf people'.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. English entry 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you to get confident in reading, writing and communication. You will learn to read pieces of texts, write sentences, spell correctly and use punctuation. This course is the second part of a year-long course. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have completed 'English grammar for deaf people' and/or achieved English entry 3, but 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 second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 3 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: £799.00
    Senior fee: £674.00

  5. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to improve your ability to understand and work with numbers. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your everyday life and work contexts. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  7. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    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

  8. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 4 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

  9. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £899.00

  10. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019 (and 6 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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £501.00
    Concession: £443.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Communication with older people with a hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

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