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British Sign Language (BSL) course starting soon

COMMTACS learning and development are hoping to build upon our previous BSL training provision and experience by becoming a fully registered BSL learning and assessment centre.

We hope to offer a whole range of course for all abilities – from an introduction to BSL to a higher level for those who are keen to work  and progress within the field.

Keep an look out for more information – available soon.

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Well done to all participants at Deaf Links Dundee who participated in the introduction to Training the Trainers course over 4 (very busy) days!

We covered (at least):

  • Learning cycle
  • Learning styles
  • Identifying learning needs (LNA)
  • Aims, objectives & learning outcomes
  • Planning, preparation and delivery
  • Using resources
  • Group dynamics
  • Teaching methods
  • Giving feedback
  • Evaluation

And that was just the ‘How to teach’ – we also looked at ‘What to teach’ by breaking down course specifications, learning outcomes & assessment criteria with everyone delivering training sessions on a number of topics.

Thanks to Alana Harper at Deaf Links for securing funding and identifying willing participants. Also to the continued support of Elizabeth Adams and David Johnston who generously shared their experience as long standing BSL tutors. And to Denise Ryan for the ‘intro to linguistic’ session which was invaluable.

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Deaf Links Dundee day 3 of 4

Day 3 of 4 at the Training the Trainers course at Deaf Links in Dundee.

Participants were demonstrating their teaching skills they have been developing over the weeks by delivering a number of short training sessions to group members. At the same time group members were tasked with providing feedback after spending a whole session on ‘How to give feedback’

 

 

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Deaf Links – Dundee

Fantastic start to a 4 day Train the Trainers programme with potential Deaf BSL tutors in Dundee.

Training will span over 4 full days on a fortnightly basis and will cover all the basics in developing materials, planing and design of a training session, assessment and evaluation. Also looking at how and why people learn and how this affects our teaching methods/strategies.

 

 

 

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Edinburgh Zoo – Deaf Aware

IMG_20161101_115656Edinburgh Zoo (RZSS) recently held 2 x 2 half day courses for their staff – everyone from administrative roles, gardeners, animal keepers, animal demonstrators (to list a few) all actively took part in a Deaf Awareness & Communication Tactics course with an introduction to work based signs.

The park, which receives 1,ooo’s of visitors every year many of whom will be deaf to some extent. Remember that around 1 in 6 people will be deaf to some extent. The Park and the staff are keen to make visitors experience as memorable as possible and that includes being aware of the small changes in their communication tactics can make a huge impact and difference with a deaf or deafblind person.

http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/

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Intu bite-sized training continues

intu logoDelighted to have completed a total of 16 bite-sized Deaf Awareness and Communication Tactics courses at Intu shopping centres: Dudley, Nottingham (2) and Derby (collaboration between Intu & Signature).

Staff at each centre exhibited a positive and encouraging attitude to the training and all look forward to better serving the 1,000s of people who walk through the shopping centre doors – many of whom will of course be Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened or Deafblind and now have the extra confidence with increased confidence and communication skills.

 

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Bite-sized training at Intu

IMG_20151013_184436Woking with Signature (Commercial) we were delighted to be asked and to deliver 4 training days to a number of Intu shopping centres (Dudley, Nottingham & Derby). The first took place at Merry Hill, Dudley in October with the remaining days taking place in November.

IMG_20151013_092726The training days consist of a number of bite-sized deaf awareness & communication tactics sessions aimed at Intu customer facing shopping centre staff.

Feedback received has been extremely positive.

Well done Intu.

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Care Inspectorate – Promoting Continence

@commtacs have just completed producing a short #BSL version for the Care Inspectorate @CareInspect ‘Promoting continence for people living with #dementia and long term conditions’  – an ideal resource for care providers and the wider community.

 

 

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Deaf awareness course Glasgow Mitchell Library

glasgow lifeShort deaf awareness course at the Mitchell library (GlasgowLife) with staff and Macmillan volunteers. Course covers the basics such as terminology, statistics, communication tactics and will equip better when meeting members of the public who will be deaf, that’s 1-in-6 of the population!.

Encouraging to see public services becoming more accessible and being greater aware of ‘customer’ needs.

>>> Contact us for more information and details of solutions to ‘public access’ that we can deliver for your organisation.

 

 

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Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop – date changed

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop – date changed

Online-BSL Interpreter Workshop

Wednesday 16th September, 6pm – 9pm

Aims

Understand the nature and purpose of online BSL interpreting
Know and be able to use an online interpreting platform.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will:

Be aware of the various technologies that can be used within online interpreting
Be aware of the factors that influence ‘good’ online interpreting (both technical & personal)
Know the differences between face-to-face and online interpreting models
Be able to successfully complete an online interpreting session.

Course run in conjunction with Sign Language Interactions

Further information and booking form here <<<