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  • Fife Council - Deaf Awareness Training and BSL Taster sessions

    Created: 01/02/2019, Updated: 05/02/2019

    Deaf Communication Service is running Deaf Awareness Training and BSL Taster sessions throughout 2019. These sessions are open to all Fife Council Services, voluntary and private sector.

    Deaf Awareness Training

    Deaf Awareness Training is to help participants have a better understanding of those with a hearing loss.

    The course will cover the following topics:

    • Different types of hearing loss
    • Statistics of hearing loss in the UK and Fife
    • Understanding the difficulties people with a hearing loss have and how to resolve them
    • Recognising anyone who has a hearing loss
    • Lip reading activity
    • Effective communication
    • How to use Sign Language Interpreters

    The training will be informal and various activities are done throughout the session for staff to be able to participate in the discussions.
    Wednesday 20 February - 9.30am—12.30o'clock

    Tuesday 19 March - 2 - 5pm

    Tuesday 17 September - 9.30am—12.30o'clock

    Wednesday 23 October - 2 - 5pm

    Wednesday 20 November - 2 - 5pm

    BSL Taster Sessions

    Introductory Fun taster session on British Sign Language. Why not come along and learn a few signs and have some fun!
    The course will cover the following topics:

    • Finger Spelling—Alphabet
    • Numbers
    • Question signs
    • Introduction signs
    • General short conversations

    Thursday 7th March - 9.30am—12.30o'clock

    Tuesday 23 April - 9.30am—12.30o'clock

    Tuesday 01 October - 9.30am—12.30o'clock

    Wednesday 06 November - 2 - 5pm

    Wednesday 04 December - 9.30am—12.30o'clock

    All training sessions are held at Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park, Glenrothes, KY7 6GH.

    To book a place:

    Non-Fife Council - e-mail [email protected] or call Margaret Whitehead (Business Support) 03451 555 555 Ext: 441195.

    Fife Council - register directly on Corporate Learning Management System (CLMS).

    Each course costs £10 per person (non-refundable).

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