What is it?

Deaf Awareness is the broad term used to describe a positive understanding of and attitude towards Deaf people, the Deaf community and Deaf Culture.
What does Deaf Awareness include?

  • Basic understanding of Sign Language and fingerspelling
  • Understanding Deaf History and Culture
  • Communication Tactics
  • Terminology
  • Statistics
    The Equality Act, legislation and Deaf people
  • Technology
    Language and communication services
  • Society & Deaf people
  • Deaf Organisations

Why do you need it?

This is often a personal decision, but may also be a requirement in making sure your work or organisation is able to meet the expectations of the law.

Deaf people make up an important and valued part of our society and enriches the world with a beautiful language and colourful history and culture, which includes poetry, comedy and community values.

Developing Deaf Awareness through your workplace or job will mean that you are able to move towards an accessible service and workplace. This brings many benefits including ensuring that you meet your legal duties.

What We Offer

We offer bespoke deaf awareness training solutions and deaf awareness courses to suit the needs ofbusinesses and organisations. Our deaf awareness programs range from one off sessions of Deaf Awareness, to accredited Deaf Awareness certificate training and in-house BSL courses.
Signature accredited Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication

20 hours plus 10 hours additional study

Candidates are assessed by a combination of a multiple choice paper and a simple practical assessment.

Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Solutions3 offer deaf awareness training tailored exactly to the needs of your organisation. All of our courses are fully accredited and designed for those who wish to acquire basic knowledge of how deafness and deaf blindness affect communication and wish to acquire skills to facilitate basic communication with deaf people. All Deaf Solutions 3 training courses are undertaken by a qualified experienced Deaf tutor


Full day course/Half day course:

  • Deaf Solutions 3 certificate of attendance
  • Terminology and statistic
  • Communication tactic
  • Introduction to BSL/fingerspelling
  • Organisational issues
  • Technology
  • Language Services

Plus for a full day only:

  • Language and culture
  • DDA
  • Society
  • Deaf organisations
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