Courses and events for professionals working with deaf children

Education workshops

We'll be running more education workshops in the autumn. Look out for more information soon. 


Social care workshop

We're piloting a new workshop for social workers and other professionals with an interest in supporting the social care needs of deaf children and young people.

Our workshop will improve your understanding of:

  • relevant social care legislation
  • how deaf children and families’ holistic needs fit within early help and statutory assessments
  • potential safeguarding risks deafness can pose
  • ways to ensure effective communication and promote positive outcomes for deaf children

4 July 2016, London

Flyer and booking form for social care workshop


Healthy Minds - training for professionals

Our Healthy Minds programme explores good emotional health and well-being for deaf young people. We train professionals to deliver the series of sessions for deaf children with an emphasis on deaf young people finding their own solutions to the problems they may encounter. We believe this provides life-long learning tools. Tackling issues such as low self-esteem, isolation, stress and anxiety, Healthy Minds encourages young deaf people to use positive strategies for dealing with change, managing their deafness, developing their self-esteem and confidence and building a repertoire of social skills.

Six sessions cover the following topics:

  • What is a healthy mind?
  • Developing good emotional well-being
  • Support mechanisms and looking after your body
  • Identity – Who am I?
  • Owning and managing deafness
  • I’m okay being deaf

People attending the training courses range from Teachers of the Deaf and teaching assistants to speech and language therapists, youth workers, paediatricians and clinical psychologists.  

Healthy Minds training 

Our next training days for professionals are as follows. Download the flyers for more information.

Sheffield - 14 November 2016
Healthy Minds - Sheffield 14 Nov 2016 (171 kb) [pdf]

Old Colwyn, Wales - 29 November 2016
Healthy Minds - Wales 29 Nov 2016 (171 kb) [pdf]

London - 14 December 2016
Healthy Minds flyer - London 14 Dec 2016 (93 kb) [pdf]

Belfast, Northern Ireland - 10 January 2017
Healthy Minds flyer - Belfast 10 Jan 2017 (171 kb) [pdf]

Gateshead - 14 March 2017
Healthy Minds flyer - Gateshead 14 March 2017 (171 kb) [pdf]

Courses to be confirmed are:

Cardiff, Wales - February 2017

Scotland - March 2017.

Contact the emotional health and well-being team for more information, including how to find out if there will be training near you or to discuss setting up a training course.


Bespoke workshops

Bespoke workshops  to meet your service’s specific needs are also available including on, for example, morphology, working memory, assessments, creating good listening environments, meeting the needs of children with mild or moderate hearing loss and implementing SEN reform and understanding what a good Education, Health and Care plan looks like. Contact for more information. 


e-Learning opportunities

  • Unlocking opportunities, developed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission aims to provide education professionals with information about the Equality Act 2010 and how to make reasonable adjustments for disabled children in education.  
  • Disability Matters is a free e-learning resource for the UK workforce with more than 57 modules that help challenge and positively change our own and others fears, ideas and attitudes towards disability and disabled children and young people. Includes Deaf Communication Matters focusing on improving access to services and communication with deaf children and young people.
  • Various eLearning courses, now with BAA CPD points, visit AudiologyOnline.
  • American Academy of Audiology eAudiology offers online live and on-demand seminars, many free of charge.
  • British Society of Audiology 'Lunch and Learn' lectures - recorded lectures in association with Phonak, with the opportunity to email speakers during a limited period of time following talk.
  • Cochlear Academy offer a series of online presentations that have BAA CPD points about their cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids and accessories.
  • Department of Health in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies, visit E-Learning for Healthcare.
  • The Ear Foundation E-Learning modules and recorded presentations.
  • The Ida Institute offer modules through their e-Learning Lab which have BAA CPD points.
  • Live International Otolaryngology Network (LION) A Worldwide video conferencing network dedicated to Otolaryngology.
  • Recorded lectures given by international speakers are available to watch on Phonak eLearning site.
  • To download presentations and view webcasts from previous Phonak conferences.
  • Effective amplification for infants and children,  CPD or MSc level module, University of Manchester, School of Psychological Sciences. 


Post-graduate study


Short courses and conferences during 2016


Short courses and conferences during 2017


Other courses

If you run courses and events for professionals who work with deaf children and their families, and would like to tell NDCS members about them, please email