Deaf awareness training

Schedule a free consultation today to find out how we can help you
Watch this page in BSL
Deaf Awareness Training
 1 in 6 people in the UK have hearing loss which explains why our deaf awareness training is in demand. At least 4.4 million people with hearing loss are of working age. By 2035, about 15.6 million people in the UK will have hearing loss – that’s about 1 in 5 of the population.

What are the benefits of deaf awareness training?

Deaf Experts

Deaf Awareness Training

Our Deaf trainers excel at putting your delegates at ease and creating an open and honest environment where people feel comfortable to ask questions.

Practical Learning

Deaf Awareness Training

Learning should be fun, that’s why our interactive deaf awareness training sessions are full of tasks and engaging content. Together we’ll challenge stereotypes and you’ll gain confidence.

Tailored Training

Deaf Awareness Training

Online or in person. Half or full day training or a full accredited course. We’ll give you the support you need and tailor training to fit your needs.

If you have these questions, our deaf awareness training is right for you…

  • How can I support an employee who has hearing loss?
  • What is the best way to communicate with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing?
  • Do hearing aids restore ‘normal’ hearing?
  • What technology is helpful for people with hearing loss?
  • How do I book an interpreter for a deaf client?
  • Is British Sign Language and Makaton the same?

What will we learn?

Our range of deaf awareness training courses are tailored to the needs of each individual organisation to ensure that they are right for you and meet your needs as an organisation.

Half day deaf awareness training

By the end of the session you will understand:

  • The different types and levels of deafness
  • Methods to effectively communicate with deaf people
  • Strategies to effectively remove barriers for deaf people
  • What is British Sign Language?
  • That deaf culture is different from ‘hearing’ culture
  • Appropriate terminology to use

Full day deaf awareness training

By the end of the session you will understand:

  • The different types and levels of deafness
  • Methods to effectively communicate with deaf people
  • Strategies to effectively remove barriers for deaf people
  • What is British Sign Language?
  • That deaf culture is different from ‘hearing’ culture
  • Appropriate terminology to use
  • Technology that is available to assist deaf people
  • Some basic British Sign Language
  • Example of reasonable adjustments in the workplace for people with hearing loss.
  • How to effectively work with communication support professionals.

Accredited Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication

Enhance The UK are a Signature approved centre and have a wealth of experience of delivering the Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication course.

  • 4 day accredited course
  • Provides an in-depth understanding of deaf awareness
  • 2 modules – one theory and one practical

Delegates must pass both modules to receive the full qualification

Contact us to enquire about accredited training for your team.

FAQs

Yes, all our training is delivered in house, all we need from you is a quiet accessible space big enough for people to be able to move around comfortably and chairs set up in a horse shoe shape!

Due to the interactive nature of our training, 16 is the maximum number of participants per course.

Click here for more FAQs

Want to book a course or discuss your options? Contact us today.