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Free e-learning courses

Our free e-learning modules are a great way for professionals working with deaf children and young people to improve their knowledge and achieve CPD credits.

The training modules take from 10 minutes to one hour to complete.

Introduction to Deaf Awareness - CPD accredited

  • 15-minute training module.
  • Suitable for anyone with little or no prior knowledge of deaf awareness.

Become more aware of the challenges that deaf people experience when trying to communicate with hearing people, learn basic fingerspelling and British Sign Language greetings, and discover things you can do to make lip-reading easier.

Find out more and sign up online

Introduction to Childhood Deafness

  • 10-minute training module.
  • Suitable for all mainstream educators/practitioners.

Learn about childhood deafness and the impact it can have on the early years, discover simple steps you can take to improve communication, and find out where you can get more support and information. 

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Supporting Children with a Suspected Hearing Loss in the Early Years

New and improved! 

  • 4 x 15-minute training module.
  • Suitable for all early years practitioners.

Learn how to confidently recognise the signs of hearing loss, provide support, and improve the listening environment in your setting.

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Introduction to Temporary Hearing Loss - CPD accredited

  • 15-minute training module.
  • Suitable for all mainstream educators/practitioners.

Learn about the temporary hearing loss - often caused by glue ear - that can affect children and get practical suggestions for adapting your practice to support children who are affected.

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Technology for Inclusion and Independence - CPD accredited

  • 4 x 30-minute training modules.
  • Suitable for all professionals working with deaf children and young people.

Find out more about the hearing devices and assistive technologies that are available to support deaf children and young people in their education, work and general life. 

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The Impact of Bullying on Deaf Children and Young People - CPD accredited

  • 2 x 30-minute training modules.
  • Suitable for all professionals working with deaf children and young people.

Learn to identify and respond to the bullying of deaf children and young people, and find out how to fully support those affected by it. 

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Deaf-friendly Activities

  • 1-hour training module.
  • Suitable for all professionals working with deaf children and young people.

Discover the simple adaptations you can make to ensure activities or services are deaf-friendly and inclusive, and learn about the different types of communication deaf children and young people use.

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Social Care Needs of Deaf Children and Young People

  • 1-hour training module.
  • Suitable for all professionals working with deaf children and young people.

An introduction to the social care needs of a deaf child where you'll learn how to identify where additional support may be needed and what you should do if you have any concerns.

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Working with Deaf Children and Young People

  • 1-hour training module.
  • Suitable for anyone working with or providing activities for deaf children or young people.

Gain a better understanding of childhood deafness and how to adapt your approach to providing art, sports or leisure activities to ensure your services are deaf-friendly and inclusive.

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