Deaf Friendly NCS Training

Are you a front-line NCS team leader, mentor, wave leader/manager, residential site manager etc? Would you like to find out how you can genuinely include deaf young people in NCS?

Attend one of our courses to gain an understanding of deafness and learn how to make simple adaptations to NCS activities from marketing through to recruitment, residentials, social action phase and graduation, to ensure that they are deaf-friendly.

Our Deaf Friendly NCS training courses are delivered around England and are aimed at NCS staff working directly at young people.


What is covered in the training?

Courses are from 10am – 3pm and include a self-catered networking lunch. Sessions are all applied to NCS and include;

  • Introduction to National Deaf Children’s Society and how we support Inclusive Activities
  • Deafness – what it is and how it impacts young people
  • Communication – learn top-tips for communicating with deaf young people, including the fingerspelling alphabet and some basic British Sign Language (BSL
  • Technology – find out about aids and equipment that deaf young people use
  • Health & Safety – what you should consider when working with deaf young people
  • How to adapt programmes – learn how to apply deaf friendly knowledge to all aspects of a deaf young person’s NCS experience.



Training Dates and Locations

All of the event listings below contain a hyperlink which will direct you to the relevant Eventbrite listing to book a place 

14 September 2017, Worcester
28 September 2017, London
11 January 2018, Gateshead




The National Deaf Children’s Society is absorbing the cost of these training events in 2017/18 so they are currently free to all delegates.


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