Latest news and blogs

Welcome Newsletters Available

08th Sep 2009

We have recently sent out welcome newsletters to our centres running Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language. We would be grateful if you could pass these to your Signature teachers to give to their students. You can also download extra newsletter here.

Signature Annual Awards Tickets Now on Sale

26th Aug 2009

We are delighted to announce that tickets for the Signature Annual Awards ceremony are now available. The glittering ceremony will take place on 12 November 2009 at The Private Rooms, Crowne Plaza Hotel, St James, London and promises to be one to remember. Join us to celebrate the exceptional commitment and achievements of all those short listed for a Signature Annual Award.

BSL Interpreter Wanted For Expedition to Borneo

17th Aug 2009

The Journey of a Lifetime Trust – JoLt – is looking for two leaders, one of which is proficient in British Sign Language, to join a month-long expedition for 24 disadvantaged and disabled young people leaving on 10 July 2010 and travelling through Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak.

NRCPD Seek Two New Board Members

07th Aug 2009

The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) is looking to recruit two new registration board members. This exciting opportunity gives two individuals with the right skills the chance to join the board and help inform and support the NRCPD’s aims. The registration board meets three times a year. In addition to formal meetings, members are asked to comment on relevant issues and documents.

Shortlists Announced for Remaining Awards

27th Jul 2009

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the Joseph Maitland Robinson Award for Outstanding Contribution, Communication Professional of the Year and the Organisational Achievement awards. The overall winners for these, and all our awards, will be announced on 12 November at the glittering Signature Annual Awards Ceremony in London.

Co.deaf Wins Lottery Fund

08th Jul 2009

The Lottery fund Awards for all has awarded a grant of £10,000 to support a local deaf charity based in Spennymoor in its work with Deaf people and their families. Codeaf (county Durham Equal Access Forum) has been given the award to help set up support groups for families with a deaf member.

Qualifications Extended on the NQF

01st Jul 2009

Five of our qualifications have been accredited to the QCF and are available for use from 1 September 2009. We are pleased to confirm that all of our other qualifications will be available (and eligible for funding) in the next academic year and up to 31 August 2010.

Deaffest returns in November

30th Jun 2009

Deaffest, the UK’s only Deaf-led film and television festival is returning in November. Taking place between 27 November and 29 November at Light House Media Centre in Wolverhampton the festival celebrates the talents of Deaf filmmakers and media artists.

MSP Highlights Sign Language’s Regional Variation and Calls For its Recognition as Indigenous Scottish Language

22nd Jun 2009

Press release from Dr Bill Wilson. Dr Bill Wilson, an SNP MSP for the West of Scotland, a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee and a champion of the Scots language, has spoken out in support of the needs of Scottish ‘speakers’ of British Sign Language (BSL).

UK signs up to UN Enable convention

17th Jun 2009

The UK has become the latest country to sign the UN Enable convention. Governments who have signed and ratified the treaty are bound to make certain provisions for the deaf community.

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