Our qualifications can help you become deaf aware, develop your communication and language skills with deaf and deafblind people, and can even lead to a career as a communication professional.
Whether you're looking for a new and exciting career, perhaps to develop your skills within your current job, or to simply learn something different and fun it is important you choose the right qualification.
We offer qualifications in a range of subjects including British Sign Language, Irish Sign Language, deaf awareness, supporting deaf learners, communicating and guiding with deafblind people, interpreting and translation. All our qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual (The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator).
Our qualifications cover all levels from beginner to professional. So if you want basic knowledge to communicate with deaf colleagues and customers, or if your aim is to achieve higher level skills to work with deaf people, we have a qualification to suit.
There are around 500 colleges, universities, schools, deaf clubs and community establishments throughout the UK and Ireland that teach our qualifications.
We know that doing some extra work outside the classroom can really help you build on the knowledge gained from your lessons. To help you do this we have developed a range resources so that you get the most out of your course.
The Hands on Ears campaign
The Hands on Ears campaign was setup by Danielle Williams in 2014, with the aim of raising awareness of the challenges faced by deaf children. The idea for the campaign came after Danielle’s son Alfie was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf, following a virus that he contracted in November 2012 at only 18 months old.