Deaf Awareness and Communication Training Course

Deaf Awareness and Communication Training Course

Our Deaf Awareness and Communication Training Course will be taught by a Signature registered trainer.

Our training will give you an insight into the deaf world and will use examples drawn from his own experience.

This will highlight the barriers that the deaf and those with hearing loss face.

Our deaf awareness training course follows the guidelines from Signature.

We offer an in-house ESL Services certificate or the possibility of a Signature certificate (subject to an exam).

Why we provide a Deaf Awareness and Communication Training Course?

In the UK one in six people have some degree of hearing loss.

That’s about 10 million people.

It is also estimated that there are around 250,000 people who are deaf-blind or have sensory impairments.

This means that you are likely to come into daily contact with people who are deaf or deaf-blind.

The British Sign Language (Scotland) 2015 Act has brought more focus to the need for organisations to provide accessibility for staff members and customers for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language.

Our training covers these core subjects

  • Terminology and types of deafness and hearing loss
  • Deaf statistics
  • Medical and social models of disability
  • The Equality Act 2010 and definitions of disability
  • Deaf culture and language
  • Basic communication tactics
  • Working with communication professionals

What happens after our Deaf Awareness and Communication Training Course?

On completion of the Deaf Awareness and Communication module, a range of further qualifications are available:

  • Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL) is the preferred language of over 87,000 Deaf people in the UK for whom English may be a second or third language (A total of 151,000 individuals in the UK who can use BSL – this figure does not include professional BSL users, Interpreters, Translators, etc unless they use BSL at home).

Sign languages are fully functional and expressive languages; at the same time they differ profoundly from spoken languages.

BSL is a visual-gestural language with a distinctive grammar using hand-shapes, facial expressions, gestures and body language to convey meaning.

To Book your Training Course or further information, please get in touch

Telephone: 01506 412791