Course overview

Did you know that approximately 1 in 6 people in the UK suffer from hearing loss to some extent? Join us in this important and exciting learning journey designed to develop an understanding of the barriers deaf people face. This online course will be taught by an experienced Pre-Level 6 British Sign Language tutor with the intention for learning for education and learning that engages and builds communities. The course will compare differences for people born into the deaf and hearing world and will give a deeper insight into deaf culture and the challenges they face in everyday living.

Course description

This course will be taught through Zoom with the use of Canvas as an online learning platform. Learners will be expected to take part in an online quiz to evidence that the learning outcome for the course has been achieved. Full support and guidance will be given to ensure that everyone is able to achieve. The course will focus on the differences between people being born into the deaf and hearing world. Considerations will be made relating to the different opportunities that society offers deaf people in comparison to the hearing people. A range of learning materials and resources will be used to help learners to understand the information being presented to them. Learners will develop some BSL vocabulary subject specific to the learning content to the course. Learners will develop a greater knowledge of difficulties experienced by deaf people and how hearing people can help to make work and education settings more inclusive to their deaf peers.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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