What is it?
Deaf Awareness is the broad term used to describe a positive understanding of and attitude towards Deaf people, the Deaf community and Deaf Culture.
What does Deaf Awareness include?
- Basic understanding of Sign Language and fingerspelling
- Understanding Deaf History and Culture
- Communication Tactics
The Equality Act, legislation and Deaf people
Language and communication services
- Society & Deaf people
- Deaf Organisations
Why do you need it?
This is often a personal decision, but may also be a requirement in making sure your work or organisation is able to meet the expectations of the law.
Deaf people make up an important and valued part of our society and enriches the world with a beautiful language and colourful history and culture, which includes poetry, comedy and community values.
Developing Deaf Awareness through your workplace or job will mean that you are able to move towards an accessible service and workplace. This brings many benefits including ensuring that you meet your legal duties.
What We Offer
We offer bespoke deaf awareness training solutions and deaf awareness courses to suit the needs ofbusinesses and organisations. Our deaf awareness programs range from one off sessions of Deaf Awareness, to accredited Deaf Awareness certificate training and in-house BSL courses.
Signature accredited Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication
20 hours plus 10 hours additional study
Candidates are assessed by a combination of a multiple choice paper and a simple practical assessment.