Deaf Solutions 3 – British Sign Language training providers
Founded in 2005 by Gary Taylor, Deaf Solutions 3 has gone from strength to strength in sign language tuition excellence and reputation.
North West Teacher Of The Year
Our lead tutor, Gary has been awarded North West Teacher of the Year twice by Signature, the leading awarding body for British Sign Language qualifications in the UK.
Who We Are
Deaf Solutions 3 has a consistently successful track record of helping learners achieve their aims through our BSL courses and we have also delivered a range of courses directly to organisations including:
- Greater Manchester Police
- Salford and Trafford NHS Trust
- Stockport Education Support Service
- St Helens Deafness Resource Centre
- Trafford CIL
If you are an organisation and wish to enquire about the provision of a direct course to your organisation, please complete an enquiry form on our Contact Us page.
We offer British Sign Language Classes for all levels of ability. Our courses are structured to make sure that whatever you want to get out of learning sign language, you will be supported all the way through your learning, ensuring that you enjoy your course, pass with flying colours, and go on to further study if you want a sign language career.Our student zone is packed full of British Sign Language resources, and is free to access for all of our students.
Deaf Solutions 3 offer Deaf Awareness training tailored exactly to the needs of your organisation.
We offer bespoke Deaf Awareness training and courses to suit the needs of businesses and organisations. Our Deaf Awareness options range from one off sessions, to accredited Deaf Awareness certificated training and in-house BSL courses.Our fantastic Signature accredited Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication consists of 20 hours contact time, plus 10 hours additional study. Candidates are assessed by a combination of a multiple choice paper and a simple practical assessment.This is a fully accredited course designed for those who wish to acquire basic knowledge of how deafness and deaf blindness affect communication and wish to acquire skills to facilitate basic communication with deaf people.
Deaf Solutions 3 certificate of attendance
Terminology and statistics
Introduction to BSL/fingerspelling
Language and culture
Deaf Solutions 3 Tutors
Gary L Taylor – Lead Tutor
Originally from Scotland, Gary moved with his family to the north of England as a young child. He grew up with a strong Deaf identity as both his parents are Deaf and British Sign Language was the first family language.
In addition to gaining formal BSL linguistics qualifications, Gary undertook study in BSL specific teaching at Durham University, and City and Guilds qualifications in teaching management in Teesside. He subsequently worked as a BSL tutor for many years across three Local Education Authorities. Gary has also worked for Signature, the leading awarding body for BSL qualifications in the UK, as an examiner/assessor for many years. This has provided him with excellent knowledge and experience of the examination process and necessary student standards and has provided for an extensive knowledge of regional and cultural variations in BSL use.
Over recent years, Gary has trained as a Deaf Interpreter and worked freelance in this role as well as working for two years as a Communication Development Worker within Deaf mental health services developing and facilitating training for staff in BSL & Deaf Awareness and Communication Tactics. However, Gary continues to love the challenge of teaching and set up Deaf Solutions 3 in 2007.
Gary was awarded North West Teacher of the Year by Signature in 2011 and again in 2013!