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Communications and Training

Communications

DSN’s Communication Team delivers a range of essential services to D/deaf people, ensuring equality of access to a broad range of services.

We can provide:

• BSL/English interpreters

• D/deafblind interpreter

• Note-takers

• Professional lip-speakers

• Speech-to-text operators

All of our Interpreters are registered with The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD).

To book an Interpreter, or other communication support, please complete all sections of the booking form.

Training Services

We offer courses that are interactive, informative, enjoyable and designed to improve communication between D/deaf people and hearing people.

Training is suitable for everyone and can include:

  • Deaf Awareness (DAT)
  • British Sign Language course (BSL Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Basic lip reading
  • Hearing aid awareness
  • Communication tactics
  • Taster courses in a range of topics

Courses are certified by, and offer a recognised qualification from, the awarding body Signature, and the Institute of British Sign Language (iBSL).

We can also tailor and personalise courses to the needs of organisations or groups of individuals.

All of our training staff are experts in their subject and crucially, also have personal experiences of D/deafness in all its forms. The D/deaf community has a rich culture and history and our trainers reflect this.

If you would like further information please download the leaflet, or contact us via the link at the top of this page.

For course dates, costs and venues, click on the links below:

Warrington Deaf Centre

Northwich

Macclesfield

Learning Agreement – Level 6 Diploma (iBSL)

Course Brochure

Course Feedback

Feedback from students of the Level 4 from March 2016 included:

“I have completed all my BSL courses through DSN. I am currently doing my Level 4. I have enjoyed all the courses I have completed and had much fun doing them!”

“DSN provides a relaxed and friendly learning environment. I have learnt a lot from my tutor and have gone on to use the skills and qualifications I have gained in to my career. I would recommend to anyone to complete their courses through DSN and their tutors.”

Need an interpreter or communication support?

Click Here and complete all sections of the booking form.