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Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language Training

Living Options Devon is not currently offering BSL courses; please see below for details of a new brilliant BSL course through Sign With Beth:

Learn British Sign Language with Sign With Beth!

Start Level 1 this September: Take the 18-week course on Wednesdays from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW. Cost: 

The course is designed to enable you to converse with Deaf people using British Sign Language at Level 1 standard, in an erray of everyday topics. The course leads to the Level 1 Award in BSL, accredited by the Signature awarding body. The qualification comprises three units: introduction to British Sign Language, conversational British Sign Language and British Sign Language at school, college or work. You will have the opportunity to undertake the examinations for these three units within the course.

For more course information and how to book, download Sign With Beth's form here. Contact Beth by email or text 07722 193075‚Äč.

Deaf Awareness
Half day (3 hours) or Full day (5 hours).
This course is designed to increase awareness of Deaf culture and the challenges Deaf people face in a non-signing society. Working in small groups and pairs, delegates use humour-based exercises to discuss access issues. Course includes a brief introduction to British Sign Language within the afternoon session.

Lunch will only be provided for full day bookings.
Prices: For individuals, the course costs £75 half day and £93 for a full day. Prices for half-day sessions for group bookings (plus travel expenses at 45p per mile):

  • Voluntary sector £370
  • Public sector £625
  • Private sector £900

Full-day group bookings are £820 with a maximum of 20 delegates. We can provide in house training to any organisations (Maximum 20 delegates) Block bookings of 2 or more training, there will be a 10% discount per annual SLA.

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About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.

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Contact us

There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07958 517919

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW