Deaf Awareness for Parents and Carers

This is an introductory course to provide parents and careers with a brief understanding about Deaf awareness and issues faced by the Deaf community.


Duration 1hr 7min
Who can apply For Parents & Carers, Children
Access Mobile, PC and TV
Achievement Certificate of Completion
  • Duration 15 mins
  • Who can apply For Learder, Parents & Carers, Children
  • Access Mobile and TV
  • Achievement Certificate of Completion

About the course

Parents and Carers of Deaf children often find it challenging to fully understand the complexity of Deaf culture and in many cases struggle to communicate with Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing children in their care. This course will give tips for communicating with Deaf children.

What modules will you cover?

During the course, you will gain an understanding of...

  • UK Statistics on deafness
  • Deafness, Health and Wellbeing
  • What is deafness?
  • Deaf Community and Culture
  • Communicating with Deaf Sign Language Users
  • Communicating with Lip-readers
  • Communication barriers and solutions to overcome them
  • Communication Tactics
  • Limitations of Lip reading
  • Language and Communication Service
  • Technology
  • A-Z alphabet signs

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll have a greater understanding of issues related to deafness in general be able to...

  • To be aware of communication needs of Deaf children
  • To understand ways in which to have a positive impact on the life of Deaf children
  • Feel more confident about communicating with your Deaf children
  • Develop a better understanding of deafness and how it affects an individual
  • Be able to basic BSL signs
  • Communicate more effectively with a Deaf individual

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for parents & carers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of Deaf Awareness and grow their confidence in engaging with Deaf children.

If you are teacher, or management please go to in-school training page to book Deaf Awareness training in the school.

Who will you learn with?

John Smith, Fully qualified Teacher and Assessor, Beautiful BSL Service.

Deaf Awareness for Parents and Carers



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