Training Courses

Deafblind Scotland’s Accredited and Certificated Training

Stephen Joyce- Training Manager

Stephen Joyce – Training Officer

We provide customised training to meet your needs.
Training can take place at your business location, an alternative site of your choice or at our accredited Training Centre in Lenzie.

Training is delivered by our resident Training Officer, Stephen Joyce, who is himself deafblind, and deafblind facilitators.

Deafblind Scotland Training programme (maximum groups of 8)

Our range of training courses addresses the extensive range of needs within business. From advising the company lead to realise a more equal and accessible working environment and business premises through to one-to-one sessions guiding deafblind employee(s) and others with visual and/or hearing impairments to cope better in the workplace.

Group training is an ideal way of teaching staff the challenges faced by clients and colleagues struggling with varying levels of sight and hearing loss, fully appreciating the reasons for change within the workplace and the need for accessible information, enhanced and alternative communication practices.

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Deafblindness – Basic Communication

Appropriate for staff coming into contact with people who have a dual sensory impairment, for example retail assistants in supermarkets, tellers in banks, waiting staff in restaurants, healthcare workers in hospitals. 1 hour session.

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An Awareness of Deafblindness

Suitable for staff members interacting with people who have dual sensory impairment. Serves as a good introduction for professionals or front of house staff with little or no experience of deafblindness. Teaches basic communication skills and introduces resources available for deafblind people. Ideal for people encountering a wide range of people, for example staff working in shops, hospitals, residential homes. Half day. Excellent for CPD.

Upcoming dates:

19 Sep 2017, 17 Oct 2017, 14 Nov 2017, 12 Dec 2017

06 Feb 2018, 06 Mar 2018, 04 Apr 2018

Venue: Deafblind Scotland Learning and Development Centre (1 Neasham Drive, Lenzie, Kirkintilloch, G66 3FA)

Cost: £70.00 per person.

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Deafblind Awareness in Care Home Setting

Enables care home staff to recognise the onset of dual sensory loss, gain knowledge and understanding of different degrees of deafblindness, have an understanding of preferred communication needs and access Communication and Language Service Providers.

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Level 2 Award in Communication and Guiding with Deafblind People (Manual)

Appropriate for those working in Social Work, NHS or care workers in the field, such as day care, home care and residential settings. This course acknowledges that the largest single group of deafblind people are elderly, most of whom rely on residual sight and hearing.

Comprises of 3 individual units; T202 (3 days over 3 consecutive weeks), K202 (1 day), T201 (1 day). It is advised to complete unit T202, after a period of 6 months experienced delegates should progress to units K202 and T201.

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Hands-on Signing with Deafblind People

Appropriate for skilled sign language users (minimum BSL Stage 2), skilled guide/communicators supporting the continued use of sign language by deafblind people and for sign language interpreters to continue their work in the deafblind communities. This form of communication is for people whose first language is BSL and sight has deteriorated to the extent that they are not able to distinguish Hands Signing.

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Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Language: British Sign Language (BSL) Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate (H3PA11 and H3PA12)

SQA British Sign Language (level 3) H3PA12 – New Course!

This part-time course is suitable for students who have achieved BSL level 2.
Based in the new Deafblind Scotland building in Lenzie.
The cost of the course in 2016 is £700. The course is ILA compatible and a scheduled payment plan will available.
We will offer a free induction evening to allow students to brush up their skills and complete registration documentation.

Next BSL Level 3 starts on 2nd October 2017. Contact Stephen for more information

SQA British Sign Language (level 2) H3PA11
This intensive day-time course is suitable for students who have achieved BSL level 1.
Based in Central Glasgow.
The cost of the course in 2016 is £480. The course is ILA compatible and a scheduled payment plan will available.
Sessions will be 9.30-4.30 daily and will be for a period of 10-12 weeks.

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SQA Language: BSL Level 1 Certificate – Intensive course (H3PA10)

Designed specifically for professionals who have limited time/opportunity for vocational training.

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All of our courses are compatible with Skills Scotland ILA accounts.

ILA learning accounts

ILA learning accounts

Thank you for your interest in training. Please download the pack below for full details on our courses.

Training Pack