If you are already Get Deaf Aware and want to improve your communication skills with deaf people, why not take or offer nationally recognised qualifications by Signature?
With over 30 years experience, Signature is the leading awarding body for deaf communications - offering over 20 qualifications in deaf and deafblind communication.
In the UK one in six people have some degree of hearing loss. That"s about 10 million. This means that you are likely to come into daily contact with people who are partially or totally deaf. If you are looking for more knowledge of communication issues affecting deaf and deafblind people, then
British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised by the UK Government as a language in its own right in March 2003. BSL is the first or preferred language of over 120,000 Deaf people in the UK. BSL is a visual-gestural language, with its own grammar and principles, which are completely different from the grammatical structure of English.
Signature offers qualifications in British Sign Language from Level 1 to Level 6.
There are around 500 course providers throughout the UK and Ireland that teach Signature qualifications. Finding a Signature course couldn’t be easier, simply enter where you want to study into the Start Learning Today search facility.