Available courses

Are you a professional who works with deaf children and young people? Do you want creative ideas to help you support their emotional health and well-being?

Our Healthy Minds training  will help you learn how to run activities to help support the emotional health and wellbeing of deaf children and young people.

The programme tackles issues such as low self-esteem, isolation, stress and anxiety. It encourages the use of positive strategies for dealing with change, managing deafness, developing confidence and building social skills.

During these online workshops, you will learn how to effectively use our Healthy Minds guidance document. You will have the opportunity to review some of the Healthy Minds activities and share thoughts and ideas with other professionals.

You’ll leave feeling inspired and confident to encourage deaf children and young people to explore ideas and create strategies to help prevent low self-esteem and poor mental health.

Find out more and book

To find out more about this training course and to book your place, please visit the National Deaf Children's Society website.

Already booked onto this course?

If you are already booked on to this course, you can enter the course directly to find your pre, during and post course materials.

Do you want to feel confident in supporting children with a hearing loss in your early years setting?

Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start. Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of their social, emotional and intellectual development.

This online CPD accredited training has been designed to help you feel confident in supporting children with hearing loss, in your setting.

During this training you will learn what deafness is and some of its causes. You will also be able to describe best practices when communicating with children with a hearing loss.

You’ll leave able to use some basic signs and describe ways to use books and rhymes to support children with a hearing loss.

Find out more and book

To find out more about this training course and to book your place, please visit the National Deaf Children's Society website.

Already booked onto this course?

If you are already booked on to this course, you can enter the course directly to find your pre, during and post course materials.

Are you an early years practitioner working with deaf children? Are you looking for ideas on how to improve the support you give to deaf children?

Good support in the early years will help deaf children reach their full potential. Our one day workshop will help you prepare for and support deaf children in your care.

This online CPD accredited training has been designed to help you fully include deaf children in the life of your early years setting.

During this training you will learn about deafness, what this means in early years and how you can adapt your practice. You'll leave feeling inspired and confident in changes you can make to your setting to be fully inclusive. Changes which will often be beneficial to all children in your setting.

Find out more and book

To find out more about this training course and to book your place, please visit the National Deaf Children's Society website.

Already booked onto this course?

If you are already booked on to this course, you can enter the course directly to find your pre, during and post course materials.

Are you a professional who wants to make a difference to deaf children and their families?

Raising a deaf child can be challenging with many families needing guidance to help understand the impact deafness can have.

This online CPD accredited training course uses evidence-based strategies that deliver positive impact for families and deaf children.

It will give you a wealth of ideas and strategies to improve the way you support parents and carers, whilst providing you with the opportunity to practise new approaches. It is designed to teach you how to use our resource with parents and carers you support.

You will finish this online training feeling inspired and confident to deliver our programme to the families you work with. We will provide you with all the plans, resources and evaluation tools you need. Enabling you to deliver and measure the impact of the programme.

Find out more and book

To find out more about this training course and to book your place, please visit the National Deaf Children's Society website.

Already booked onto this course?

If you are already booked on to this course, you can enter the course directly to find your pre, during and post course materials.

Our free mini e-learning module Introduction to Deaf Awareness is the perfect place to start learning about deaf awareness, and only takes about 15 minutes to complete!

Topics covered:

  • Lip-reading
  • Language: BSL vs. SSE
  • Basic fingerspelling
  • BSL greetings

After completing the module, you will have a better awareness of some of the challenges that deaf people experience when trying to communicate with hearing people and you will be able to name some of the things you can do to make lip-reading easier. You will also get to learn some basic fingerspelling and BSL greetings.


These e-learning modules will improve your deaf awareness within the context of offering careers advice. This e-learning will help ensure your advice sessions are fully accessible for deaf young people. 

Each module contains country-specific information and identifies key considerations when providing careers advice to deaf young people so you can be confident in the advice you’re providing. Just choose the module that's relevant to your location. It will take about 1 hour to complete. 

A certificate for proof of professional development is available for each module you complete.

Modules available

  • Deaf Awareness for Careers Advisors in England 
  • Deaf Awareness for Careers Advisors in Scotland
  • Deaf Awareness for Careers Advisors in Wales
  • Deaf Awareness for Careers Advisors in Northern Ireland 

Learning objectives

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • describe what is meant by deafness and how to ensure services are accessible to deaf young people

  • explain how to reach out to deaf young people and encourage them to access careers advice

  • identify key considerations when providing careers advice to deaf young people.


This e-learning module series will help you learn about hearing devices and assistive technology for deaf children and young people. It will give you a good understanding of how technology can support inclusion and independence. They are the perfect place to start learning about the technology available to support deaf children and young people in their education, work and life in general. 

The modules are appropriate for all professionals working with deaf children and young people.  

Each module takes about 30 minutes to complete. 

Learning outcomes
By the end of these modules you will be able to:

·       describe the key technology products and services available for deaf children and young people

·       explain how these products can support deaf individuals within various settings

·       recommend useful technology products to deaf children and young people

·       explain the importance and benefits of using a radio aid

·       name the main components of a typical radio aid and how it works

·       identify where a radio aid can be used and how it can be obtained

       recognise the barriers that deaf young people face when living independently

·       identify technology products and services that can help a deaf young person to live more independently

·       describe how these work to benefit the user and encourage independence.


We have created two FREE e-learning modules to help professionals gain confidence and competence in identifying and responding to bullying of deaf children and young people. These interactive modules will equip you with the essential knowledge to spot potential bullying and fully support deaf children and young people if they experience it.

They are the perfect place to start learning about bullying and the impact it may have. Each module will take about 30 minutes to complete.


This FREE e-learning mini module will help you understand the temporary hearing loss that can affect children, often caused by glue ear. It will provide practical suggestions for adapting your practice to support children who are affected. The mini module is appropriate for all mainstream practitioners. 

It’s the perfect place to start learning about temporary hearing loss and only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • recognise the likelihood of having a child with temporary hearing loss in your classroom
  • describe what glue ear is
  • explain some simple steps you can take to make sure a child with glue ear in your classroom can participate
  • state where you can go for further information and support. 

This e-learning module will provide you with an introduction to deaf awareness and will help you ensure your sessions are accessible for deaf young people. It will also outline some key points to consider when providing careers advice to deaf young people.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this e-learning module you will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by deafness and how to ensure services are accessible to deaf young people
  • Explain how to reach out to deaf young people and encourage them to access careers advice
  • Identify key considerations when providing careers advice to deaf young people


Who is this e-learning for?

This e-learning module has been created specifically for careers advisors in Wales.


Deafness isn’t a learning disability, and with the right support there’s no reason why a deaf child can’t achieve as much as a hearing child.

Deaf-friendly activities allow deaf children and young people the opportunity to socialise with their peers in a safe, fun and supportive environment allowing them to develop their social skills, gain more independence and feel included.

Module overview

This module will help you to fully include deaf children in your activities, through learning about changes you can make to your setting or your practice.

Aimed at anyone who provides activities for deaf children or young people, this module will provide practical information and helpful tips for communication, alongside an understanding of what communication support might be required.

Giving insight into how to adapt your activities to make them deaf-friendly, you will finish this module eager to think about how you can make your activities fully inclusive.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Suggest adaptations to your activities or service to be deaf-friendly and inclusive
  • Describe the different types of communication that deaf children and young people use
  • Apply health and safety considerations to make sure that your activities are safe for deaf children and young people

This e-learning will provide you with an introduction to our Deaf Works Everywhere toolkit as well as your legal responsibilities to ensure good careers advice for young people.  It will also give you an overview of the lesson plans and activities to carry out when delivering this course in your local authority. 


Learning outcomes

By the end of this e-learning you will be able to:

  • Explain what the toolkit is for and how it will help you to meet your legal duties
  • Know how to use the toolkit
  • Recognise the role of each of the eight workshop topics and why they have been included


Who is this e-learning for?

This e-learning has been created for sensory support professionals e.g. teachers of the deaf working with deaf young people ages 13-25. Careers leaders within schools, and careers advisors in any setting will also benefit from completing this module.


Having the right support across education, health and social aspects of a deaf child and young person’s life is vital for them to achieve their full potential.

Module overview

This module is an introduction to the social care needs of a deaf child. It focuses on the challenges and risks that deafness can pose to deaf children and their families without the right support in place.

Using three everyday scenarios across various age ranges, it highlights these challenges and provides practical advice on how social care advice and support may help.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the social care needs of deaf children and families
  • Identify the indicators of where additional social care support may be needed
  • Describe what you need to do if you have any concerns

Who is this module for?

This module has been created for non-specialist social care professionals working with deaf children or young people in a range of social care settings.

Other professionals who routinely work with deaf children will also benefit from completing this module.


Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start. Good support in the early years will help deaf children reach their full potential.

Module Overview

This module has been developed for all mainstream early years practitioners to prepare for and to support deaf children.

Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of deaf children and young people’s social, emotional and intellectual development. That’s why identifying a suspected hearing loss and knowing what to do is key to children’s social and emotional development and wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Recognise some signs of hearing loss
  • Confidently sign post families for further support
  • Use strategies which may support a child with a suspected hearing loss
  • Carry out a basic assessment of the listening environment
  • Identify changes you can make to your environment
  • Identify changes you can make to your own professional practice

It’s vital that deaf children and young people get the right support as early as possible to develop the language and communication skills that are critical to their future.

Module overview

This module is an introduction to deafness. Aimed at anyone who works with or supports deaf children and young people, it is designed to provide practical information about different types of deafness, basic communication methods and different technology that might be used.

Providing an insight into what deaf culture is, the module will give examples of real life communication challenges as well as the opportunity to learn some basic sign language.

On completion of this module you will have an understanding of best communication practice and technology available. Deafness isn’t a learning disability, and with the right support, there’s no reason why a deaf child can’t achieve as much as a hearing child.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the different types of deafness and the impact on deaf young people
  • Explain the different types of communication methods used by deaf young people
  • Fingerspelling
  • Demonstrate some basic British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Name a range of technologies available to deaf children and young people

Who is this module for?

This course is designed for anyone working with deaf children and young people, however is primarily used for any arts, sports or leisure providers / activity leaders, youth clubs or anyone who will be providing activities for deaf children or young people.




Bydd y modiwl e-ddysgu hwn yn rhoi i chi gyflwyniad i ymwybyddiaeth am fyddardod ac yn eich helpu chi sicrhau bod eich sesiynau yn hygyrch i bobl ifanc byddar. Bydd hefyd yn amlinellu rhai pwyntiau allweddol i’w hystyried wrth gyflwyno cyngor gyrfaoedd i bobl ifanc byddar.


Canlyniadau dysgu

Erbyn diwedd y modiwl e-ddysgu hwn byddwch chi’n gallu:

  • Disgrifio beth a olygir gan fyddardod a sicrhau bod gwasanaethau yn hygyrch i bobl ifanc byddar
  • Esbonio sut i ymestyn allan at blant a phobl ifanc byddar a’u hannog nhw i gael mynediad at gyngor gyrfaoedd
  • Adnabod ystyriaethau allweddol wrth gyflwyno cyngor gyrfaoedd i bobl ifanc byddar

Ar gyfer pwy ydy’r e-ddysgu hwn?

Mae’r modiwl e-ddysgu hwn wedi cael ei greu yn benodol ar gyfer cynghorwyr gyrfaoedd yng Nghymru.

Did you attend the live conference?

You are already enrolled on this conference catch-up, you have unlimited access until 30 November 2022.

Missed the live event?

Are you a professional working with deaf young people (aged 13 to 25 years) who are beginning to think about moving into employment or gaining work experience? 

Discover inspirational and useful information to help you support deaf young people as they transition from school, college, or university into employment.

Deaf people work in a wide range of roles from doctors to musicians to electricians. With the right support deaf people can work everywhere but are twice as likely to be unemployed as their hearing peers. Deaf young people are poorly informed about their rights and the support available to them in the workplace. However, through your support we can together make a difference in closing the employment gap.

Want to watch the conference catch-up?

You can register by making a payment via Paypal below. Once enrolled you will have unlimited access until 30 November 2022.

What's included in the conference catch-up

Over 10 hours of on-demand content that you can view at a time and place to suit you. Once purchased, you will have unlimited access to the conference catch-up until 30 November 2022. All presentations have BSL interpretation and captions.

  • Watch recordings of presentations made by our line-up of expert leaders and practitioners.
  • Watch question and answer sessions with our presenters
  • Download PowerPoints for easy reference.
  • Watch videos and download useful resources from the conference exhibitors.
  • Certificate of completion for proof of professional development

Conference overview

Designed for professionals, employers and organisations to gain knowledge, skills and confidence in working with deaf young people on their journey into working life. 

Conference themes

  • How you can support deaf young people to access opportunities and move into work, including volunteering, work experience, and employability programmes.
  • The broad range of jobs and careers available to deaf young people.
  • Tools and resources available for providing tailored careers support to deaf young people.

Young people played a central role in the conference; you will have the opportunity to learn about personal experiences first-hand from deaf young people in employment.

Our 2020 online conference, Starting Out: Supporting Deaf Babies, Children and their Families in the Early Years.

Five babies are born deaf every day in the UK. We know they can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start. Families and carers have the greatest influence on a child's outcomes but they need your support to access clear, balanced information and make informed choices.

Our online conference will highlight best practice and guidance and give you practical ideas for supporting deaf children and their families.

Find out more

To find out more about our 2020 conference, please visit the National Deaf Children's Society website.

Want to watch this conference?

You can enrol yourself directly on this conference by making a payment via Paypal. Once enrolled you will have access to this information for 60 days.

Already enrolled on this conference?

If you are already enrolled on to this conference, you can access it directly. 

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