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Training courses

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Our professional training courses run across the UK and support education, health, social care and childcare professionals to build their knowledge and practice in their work with deaf children and young people. We also provide training for sports, arts and leisure organisations to help make their activities deaf-friendly.

Join our training and learn from the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

Our courses

Our interactive workshops help you to implement the best practice approaches in our tool-kits and resources that accompany each course.

Our expert trainers deliver a variety of courses full of vital information for a range of professionals working with deaf children and young people across education, health and social care and specialist sectors. Each workshop is engaging and informative to build your specialist knowledge.

We provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information so that you can help deaf children and young people achieve their huge potential.

Attend our courses or enquire about us delivering tailored training at your organisation.

See the menu on the right hand side of this page to explore our courses further. 

Training calendar spring/summer 2019

View our spring/summer training here

 

Each event is linked and will open in EventBrite, where you can book on the course. If you have any problems get in touch.

Bespoke training

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 workshop. You can select a range of topics to be included in your package to enable you to get the best possible learning outcome.

  Workshop topics include:

  • Assessing the educational progress of deaf children and young people
  • Creating good listening conditions for learning in education
  • Deaf-Friendly Youth Activities
  • Deaf-Friendly Swimming and BSL for Swimming
  • Effective Education, Health and Care plans
  • Family Sign Language trainer programme
  • Healthy Minds
  • Meeting the social care needs of deaf children
  • Quality improvement for specialist education services
  • Raising a deaf child
  • SEN support and the Equality Act - supporting children without an Education, Health and Care plan
  • Supporting achievement – in early year settings, schools or colleges
  • Supporting children with mild hearing loss

Send us your enquiry for bespoke training, get in touch via email.

Online training

Our online training for professionals working with deaf children and young people supports your professional development.

Get in touch by email on training@ndcs.org.uk 

 

E learning modules

Our online training for professionals working with deaf children and young people supports your professional development.

E-learning for professionals

What is e-learning?

E-Learning modules are one option for distance learning available anywhere at any time. Each one of our modules takes around 1 hour to complete, although you are welcome to work at your own pace at a time that suits you. We use the latest technology to provide learners with a range of interactive learning methods while providing instant access to additional resources and services.
We have developed 4 new eLearning modules for professionals.

Supporting children with a suspected hearing loss in early years, working with deaf children and young people, deaf-friendly activities, and social care needs of deaf children and young people on completion of each module you will receive a certificate. For more information please contact the professional training team.

Get in touch by email: training@ndcs.org.uk

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Webinars

What is a webinar?

A webinar is an online seminar/web conference where users can remotely join a meeting held via the internet in real time.

Our webinars are led by expert trainers, providing you with the most up-to-date and relevant information. Each webinar is interactive, with real-time questions and answers. We use the latest technology to ensure we deliver high-quality sessions. There’s also live chat where you can communicate with other trainees and/or the presenter in real time and receive an instant response.

Webinars can be accessed from anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection, you can join our webinars and improve your skill set to help support deaf children and young people.

What you’ll need to access the webinar

You’ll need access to the internet - Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers for the WebEx platform. To hear the webinar, you’ll need a headset and our webinars also have live captioning. You won’t need a microphone as you will participate via text and chat. 

Current webinar topics include:

Creating good listening conditions for learning in education

Who is it for?

Professionals in an early years’ environment including:

Mainstream teachers / Teaching Assistants / nursery staff / early year’s practitioners / childminders

Children’s learning is affected by their surroundings. Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of deaf children and young people’s social, emotional and intellectual development.

On this course, you will learn how to identify noise hazards in early year’s settings and vital tips to improve a deaf child’s learning. All children in an early years setting will benefit from small changes to their learning environment. Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start.

Key topics covered:

  • how listening conditions affect the learning environment
  • spotting potential noise hazards and knowing how to improve the learning environment
  • understanding sound vibrations and wave travel
  • how modern technology can improve the learning experience of deaf students

Trainers:

Tina Wakefield, BSC Hons, PGCE, DASEHIC - Education Consultant Ear Foundation/National Deaf Children's Society

Tina Wakefield is an Educational Consultant, working with the National Deaf Children’s Society and the Ear Foundation Education and Research teams. She has long experience with deaf children from birth to 18+ in various settings. She delivers specialist courses nationally and internationally, and develops educational resources both in report and video form.

Sian Wilson - Training Officer

Sian Wilson qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1983. She has worked in various setting supporting children with additional needs for over 11years. In 2000 Sian went to work at Sure Start where she became interested in parenting. In 2014 she joined National Deaf Children’s Society and has been a training officer for over 3 years.

  • Date TBC

 

Useful apps in early years settings

Who is it for?

Professionals working with deaf children and young people including:

Mainstream teachers, specialist staff and Teachers of the Deaf

At this workshop, we look how apps can help with listening skills, interacting & socialising, phonics & speech development, and learning British Sign Language. By the end of this session, you will know more about the applied ways in which apps can make a difference and will have a working knowledge of seven examples of apps to support any children in your care.

Key topics:

  • what is an app?
  • how can apps help a deaf child?
  • knowledge of relevant apps and their applied benefits for deaf children in different contexts

Trainers:

Stuart Milligan Technology - Information and Partnerships Manager, National Deaf Children’s Society

Stuart Milligan has almost 10 years' experience of working in technology roles in the Further Education sector. During this time, he has developed a particular interest in promoting and developing the use of technology to allow young people to live and learn independently. Stuart was recently awarded the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) award for Inclusion, having led on an assistive technology project that promoted inclusive learning and teaching practices.

Kim Hagen - Technology Research Officer

Kim has worked in research roles in charities and academia for over ten years. Kim’s interest is in technology and has a passion for working with children, her own moderate hearing loss led her to join the National Deaf Children’s Society in January 2017. She is part of the Youth Participation team and works on ensuring deaf children and young people have the information on technology they need to overcome challenges related to deafness.

Sian Wilson - Training Officer

Sian Wilson qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1983. She has worked in various setting supporting children with additional needs for over eleven years. In 2000, Sian went to work at Sure Start, where she became interested in parenting. In 2014, she joined National Deaf Children’s Society and has been a training officer for over 3 years.

 

Each webinar lasts for 1 hour and costs £30.

 

For more information email: training@ndcs.org.uk

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