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. Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at Build. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 19 Sep 2019 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  3. Award in education and training for lipreading teachers

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    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 2019: September 20th, 21st and October 4th, 5th.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £599.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019
    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 £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: £589.00
    Senior fee: £471.00
    Concession: £118.00

  5. Deaf history: one-day course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers 2

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £149.00

  9. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £158.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019 (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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £501.00
    Concession: £443.00

  13. VOICEworks (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your singing. Sing group chants and songs. Listen to music from different parts of the world. Perform to an audience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. 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

  15. Vintage lipreaders

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you an experienced lipreader, confident in your theory, but wishing to keep up your skills with continued practice? Suitable if you have been coming to lipreading classes for a while and want to continue to be stretched.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £149.00

  16. Level 4 in BSL

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Develop your lipreading skills

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you are a beginner, or have already attended lipreading classes, this is a great way to brush up your skills.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £149.00

  20. Art workshop (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn new drawing and painting skills. Build a portfolio of work. Work on a group project. Show your work in an exhibition. Visit galleries for ideas and inspiration.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £259.00

  21. Percussion orchestra (for people with learning difficulties)

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to play percussion instruments. Compose music as a group. Listen and respond to group members. Perform your music to an audience.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £259.00

  22. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019 (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: £799.00
    Senior fee: £672.00
    Concession: £596.00

  23. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    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 at beginners' level.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £123.00

  24. 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

  25. Keep up and develop your lipreading skills

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This mixed ability class is suitable if you have already attended lipreading classes and would like to maintain and develop your lipreading.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £149.00

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