Courses and events for professionals working with deaf children
- Education workshops
- Healthy Minds - training for professionals
- Family Sign Language; Training the Trainer
- Social care workshops
- Bespoke workshops
- Terms and Conditions
Our professional training courses run across the UK and support education, health and social care professionals to build their knowledge and practice in their work with deaf children and young people. Explore our autumn winter schedule below.
Assessing the educational progress of deaf children and young people
Effective assessments and monitoring are vital to the way you support deaf children to achieve their true potential. Our one-day practical workshop will take you through the purpose and key principles of good assessments.
- 22 November 2016 - Birmingham
- 07 March 2017 - Bristol
Raising a deaf child facilitators training
Raising a deaf child can be challenging with many families needing guidance to help understand the impact deafness can have. This one-day programme gives you a wealth of ideas and strategies to improve the way you support parents and carers.
- 24 January 2017 - London
Creating good listening conditions for learning in education
Good listening conditions make a world of difference to the learning of deaf children and young people. Our practical workshop shows you how to use our recent online resources ‘Creating good listening conditions for learning in education’ and helps you to make the case to improve acoustics to headteachers, SENCOs and commissioners.
- 07 February 2017 - Manchester
Supporting the achievement of deaf children in early year settings
Our one-day workshop, devised for all staff in early year settings, will help you make sure deaf children are fully included in the life of your nursery or school. You’ll learn about a range of simple steps and suggestions for deaf-friendly teaching.
- 02 November 2016 - London (Event postponed - a new date will be confirmed shortly. Please check here for an update, likely to be end of October).
Supporting the achievement of deaf children in schools
Our one-day workshop, devised for all staff in schools, will help you make sure deaf children are fully included in the life of your school. You’ll learn a simple steps and suggestions for deaf-friendly teaching.
- 26 January 2017 - London
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.
- Sheffield - 14 November 2016
- Old Colwyn, Wales - 29 November 2016
- London - 14 December 2016
- Belfast, Northern Ireland - 10 January 2017
- Cardiff, Wales - 7 February 2017
- Gateshead - 14 March 2017
Please complete the attached booking form to book your place on a Healthy Minds workshop;
Healthy Minds flyer and booking form
Courses to be confirmed are:
Scotland - March 2017.
Contact the Professional, Training and Consultancy team for more information, including how to find out if there will be training near you or to discuss setting up a training course.
Family Sign Language; Training the Trainer
Two day non residential training
Our two-day course for professionals working with families of deaf children aged 0 to 5 years prepares you to use our highly successful Family Sign Language Curriculum (FSLC) teaching resource
- 22 and 23 November 2016, London
- 24 and 25 January 2017, Birmingham
- 7 and 8 February 2017, Manchester
Please complete the attached booking form to book your place on a FSL TtT workshop;
FSL TtT flyer and booking form
Social care workshops
Meeting the social care needs of deaf children
Our one-day workshop for social workers and other professionals working to ensure deaf children get the support they need.
- Tuesday, 28 February 2017, London
Please complete the attached booking form to book your place on the social care workshop;
Social care flyer and booking form
Our in-house, bespoke training builds knowledge and practice to help your teams work with deaf children. Our expert facilitators can come to you to deliver a workshop tailored to your needs. Our interactive workshops help you implement the best practice approaches in our toolkits and education resources that accompany each course. Choose from our courses:
- Assessing the educational progress of deaf children and young people
- Meeting the social care needs of deaf children
- Raising a deaf child
- Supporting achievement – in early year settings, schools or colleges
- Creating good listening conditions for learning in education
- Healthy Minds
- Supporting children with mild hearing loss
- Quality improvement for specialist education services
- SEN support and the Equality Act - supporting children without an Education, Health and Care plan
- Effective Education, Health and Care plans
- Family Sign Language trainer programme
Terms and Conditions
Cancelling a booking
In the event the;
- Delegate cancels 10 working days or less before the planned date, a charge of 100% of the total cost will be made
- Delegate cancels from 11 to 20 working days or less before the planned date a charge of 50% of the total cost will be made
- Delegate cancels 21 working days or more before the planned date, no charge will be made
If the delegate withdraws, they are able to nominate a substitute attendee to take their place. The delegate must inform NDCS of the replacement delegate when they cancel their place. If a replacement name is not given at the point of cancellation, the booking will be released and NDCS will be able to offer the place to a new attendee.