Start to Sign for SEND - Peterborough
Learning some British Sign Language (BSL) can help break down barriers and create a friendly and accessible environment. Our Start to Sign training course will provide you with basic BSL skills to communicate with pupils who are deaf and use BSL. It is a fantastic introduction to BSL, giving you the opportunity to learn more than 90 signs in a half day training session.
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.
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
£85 per person per day
Action on Hearing Loss
We're the UK’s national charity helping people who are confronting life-changing deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
The people we support may struggle with their condition. Or they may live well with it, but face ignorance and barriers in their way. We enable all of them to take control of their lives without assumptions being made about what they can or can’t do.
With your support, we can continue our vital services so people with hearing loss can live the life they choose - at home, at work and when they're out and about. Plus, we can carry out more research to help find a cure.