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Introduction to Deaf Awareness - CPD accredited

Photo: Get a better understanding of deafness and some of the challenges deaf children face

Module overview

This CPD accredited module is the perfect place to start learning about deaf awareness, and only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

This module covers:

  • lip-reading
  • the difference between British Sign Language (BSL) and Sign Supported English (SSE)
  • basic fingerspelling
  • basic greetings in BSL.

What you'll learn

By the end of this module you'll be able to:

  • identify some of the challenges deaf people experience when communicating with hearing people
  • name some things you can do to make lip-reading easier
  • use some basic fingerspelling and basic BSL signs.


This module is free of charge.


This module should take about 15 minutes to complete.

CPD accreditation

0.25 CPD hours / points. Certified by CPD UK.

Start the course

Register or login on our training hub to start the module.

Please note: The login details for our training hub are different to the login details you use if you are a National Deaf Children's Society member.

Contact us

If you have a question about this e-learning course, please email [email protected].