Family Sign Language; Training the Trainer, Derby

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  • Do you work with families of deaf children aged 0 to 5 years old?
  • Would you like training so that you can use our highly successful Family Sign Language Curriculum (FSLC) teaching resource?
  • Do you have Level 3 NVQ BSL or equivalent knowledge?

Day One Colleagues from the Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, University College London will focus on language acquisition of BSL, BSL linguistics, storytelling skills and Sign Bilingualism. Day Two We will focus on practice, looking at how to deliver the FSLC, lesson planning, differentiation, creating resources and micro-teaching activities. Our training is highly interactive and practical with a mix of presentations, case studies and small group activities. Day One is delivered in BSL and English, and Day Two is in BSL only.


What are the entry requirements?

All participants must have the following minimum skills and experience:

  • Level 3 NVQ BSL or equivalent or native BSL user;
  • Experience of working with families of young deaf children;
  • Basic BSL linguistics knowledge;
  • Good English skills

Who is the course for?

Education professionals working directly with families of deaf children such as Deaf Instructors, Inclusion workers, Family Support workers, who are intending to deliver Family Sign Language courses to families with deaf children, aged 0 to 5 years old

How much does it cost?

£220 per delegate for the 2 day programme, all course materials and your own copy of the FSL toolkit. Payable via credit/debit card, cheque and invoice.

Do I need to do any prep before attending?

No, however we do ask that you complete the following survey before attending (to be updated in due course)

What are my transport options for getting to and from the event?

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Is lunch provided?

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however you must notify us in advance, at least 5 days before the workshop takes place via training@ndcs.org.uk

Can I book a place without a purchase order number?

Yes, please indicate that a PO number is to be provided, e.g. enter ‘to be confirmed’ when completing the registration form above as an answer to the question about a purchase order number – as soon as the PO number has been approved, please email training@ndcs.org.uk or call 0121 234 9832 with the details and we can ensure it is added to the invoice. If you need our bank details in order to set NDCS up as a supplier on your finance system, again please contact us and we can do this for you.

What if I need to cancel?

In the event the

  • Delegate cancels 20 working days or less before the planned date, a charge of 100% of the total cost will be made

  • Delegate cancels 21 - 30 working days before the planned date, a charge of 50% will be made

  • Delegate cancels 31 working days before the planned date, no charge will be made.

If you have any further questions, please contact: training@ndcs.org.uk, phone 0121 234 9832 or visit us online.

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