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Raising a Deaf Child Facilitator Training online - CPD certified

Photo: Learn what it takes to raise a deaf child

Are you a professional who wants to make a difference to deaf children and their families?

We have created an online version of our popular Raising a Deaf Child Facilitator training programme – be the first to take part with our pre-launch training!

Book your place

This online training is made up of three modules, which include:

  • An introductory e-learning module
  • A pre-recorded online presentation
  • A live webinar.

The live webinar will include 1 hour workshop and an optional 30 minute Q&A. Prior to this live webinar, you will need to have completed the other 2 mandatory modules, which will be available on demand:

Date: The live webinar will be on 21 October 2020
Time: 2 – 3:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: £25 (pre-launch discount, full fee £50)

Tickets sales close at 10am on 16 October 2020.

Training overview

Raising a deaf child can be challenging with many families needing guidance to help understand the impact deafness can have.

This online training uses evidence-based strategies that deliver positive impact for families and deaf children.

It will give you a wealth of ideas and strategies to improve the way you support parents and carers, whilst providing you with the opportunity to practise new approaches. It is designed to teach you how to use our resource with parents and carers you support.

You will finish this online training feeling inspired and confident to deliver our programme to the families you work with. We will provide you with all the plans, resources and evaluation tools you need. Enabling you to deliver and measure the impact of the programme.

Key themes

  • The emotional impact of parenting a deaf child on parents’ confidence and self-esteem
  • Developing good communication in families and with professionals
  • Raising self-esteem, resilience and confidence in parents and children
  • Behaviour management techniques

Who is this training for?

This online training is designed for all professionals working with families of deaf children and young people.

CPD accreditation

3 CPD hours / points
Certified by CPD UK

Post event feedback

Those who sign up to this Raising a Deaf Child facilitator training online pre-launch, will do so at a highly discounted fee (£25) and will be required to provide us detailed feedback about what they thought of the programme.

Meet the trainer

Sian Wilson

Sian has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2011 supporting families of deaf children and the professionals working with them. Her current role involves developing and delivering training to practitioners working with deaf children in the early years.

Sian has over 30 years’ experience of supporting children and their families, including six years in a Hearing Impaired department of a primary school and 11 years working in a deprived area in Wales as part of Sure Start.

Sian initially qualified as an NNEB and also has a degree in Childhood Studies. She has qualified with Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) stage 2.

Additional information


Is the Raising a deaf child online facilitator training CPD accredited?

Yes, this online training is CPD accredited. Delegates who complete this training will receive a certificate of attendance.

Can we have the resources without attending the training?

As part of our quality assurance – the Raising a Deaf Child Facilitator Training resources are only available for those who have attended the training.

Can I join using any device?

To be able to fully participate in activities during the workshops, we would recommend using a desktop or laptop. Other devices may not allow all functionality.

Do I need to do any prep before attending the live webinar?

Yes, you will need to complete the following mandatory modules prior to attending the live webinar. These will be available on demand for you to complete and will take roughly 1 hour to complete, each.

• Introductory e-learning module
• Pre-recorded online presentation

You will be expected to complete all three sessions to complete the training.

We also ask that you complete a survey before attending.

Details of all of these will be sent to you in the pre-event information email, prior to the live event.

What if I need to cancel?

If you are unable to attend and need to cancel your place, please contact us at [email protected] Refunds will be available as below.

If you cancel:

  • 7 working days or less before the planned date, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 8-14 working days before the planned date, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 15 working days before the planned date, you will not be charged.

Please note, if you cancel your place you will be cancelling all 3 modules. Cancellations and refunds are not available for individual modules.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these workshop dates, please contact us at [email protected].