Start to Sign Training: led by Action on Hearing Loss
- No Forthcoming Dates
- Behaviours for Learning, Culture & Community
- Early Years, Primary, Secondary
To be able to participate in a brief conversation with a deaf person in the workplace
- To develop an understanding of Deaf cultural awareness
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Recognise and apply basic grammatical structures in BSL
Use appropriate greetings
Explain your job title/role in BSL
Introduce yourself using fingerspelling confidently
- Hold a brief conversation with a deaf person using everyday vocabulary
An experienced trainer, who is deaf or has hearing loss, will deliver the training. We will provide our trainer with a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, where necessary.
Our trainers adopt a relaxed, friendly training style, incorporating a variety of delivery methods, such as the use of PowerPoint presentations, small group sessions, one-to-one support and question and answer sessions.
To encourage the use of BSL immediately we do not provide interpreters on this course.
All delegates receive an information pack and a certificate of attendance.
- This course is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approved. Delegates will receive three CPD points for the half-day course and six CPD points for the full-day course.
BSL – background and Deaf culture
How BSL differs from English
Visual and non-visual signs
Useful everyday signs (including greetings, conversational signs, numbers, time, questions; the full day course will also include family, feelings, food and drink, and basic work vocabulary)
How to ask questions and give answers
Delegates will learn about 90 signs in the half day course
PLP delegates: £65 per person per day
Non PLP delegates: £85 per person per day