British Sign Language (BSL), Makaton & Deaf Awareness

We offer a range of sign language courses, including British Sign Language (BSL), Makaton and lip reading.

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Why choose these courses?

Did you know that in the UK British Sign Language is the preferred language of over 87,000 deaf people. Sign up to a British Sign Language Course today to make a difference

Our British Sign Language & Makaton courses have been designed to enable adult learners to gain knowledge of the fundamentals and become fluent in everyday conversations.

  • experience first class tutors and resources
  • improve your mental health and wellbeing
  • social mobility and social prescription
  • study with friends, make new friends


Deaf Awareness Courses starting in December

You will learn what deafness is. Different levels of deafness and the impact of this, the correct terminology for this, what can cause hearing loss. You will gain understanding of what is lip-reading and sign language. We will look at useful technology and websites and will explore what are the everyday problems that deafness may cause and how to overcome this. These courses will be delivered LIVE using Microsoft Teams or Virtual Learning Environment Platform. In order to participate you will need a laptop, tablet with a microphone and camera along with access to Google Chrome or Edge Browsers.

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Free Summer BSL & Makaton workshops

Free taster sessions have been designed to give adults an insight into our BSL and Makaton courses and help identify what course is right for them. These free 2-hour sessions will be running throughout July. You can view the full list here.

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How to enrol

View our full list of BSL, Makaton & Lipreading courses.


We also offer a range of Foreign Language courses, whether you want to learn a new language for fun, holidays or work.

Foreign Language courses

How we are moving towards a sustainable curriculum

Explore new ways to be environmentally friendly and sustainable whilst developing your skills with others in a range of intriguing subject areas. This includes discovering the wonderful world of traditional crafts and thrift crafts that incorporate elements of sustainability.

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