SQA 2-day Deaf Awareness Course

Available in the following locations:

Our 2-day SQA accredited course is designed to cover a broad range of topics at a comfortable pace.

This course will help to ensure you are making your services more accessible to the 1 in 5 people living in Scotland who are deaf*.  You will cover the full spectrum of deafness from mild hearing loss to fully Deaf BSL users as well as communication styles, equipment for deaf people, deafness in the workplace and working with Language Service Professionals.

This course is ideal for CPD (continued personal development).  You will receive a SQA NC Unit upon completion of this course.

You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge to join this course.

Course Content

  • Topics covered include (but not exclusive to): hard of hearing awareness, communication strategies, hearing aids, tinnitus, specialist equipment, lipreading, BSL awareness, what is British Sign Language, Deafblind awareness, working with interpreters and an introduction to deaf culture.
  • 14 hours of tuition delivered over 2 days (the days are one week apart)
  • All Course Materials
  • All exam costs, including reassessment dates if needed
  • Please note that lunch is not provided but kitchen facilities available and many shops/cafes/takeaways on Broughton Street (approx 2 minute walk)

This course costs £130.  This includes all course fees and SQA registration.  A £50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place on the course. This course is eligible for ILA funding.

Upcoming dates



Course length




Next course tbc

9am – 5pm

Both days

2 days


Deaf Action
49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY

*Please note that we need a minimum of 5 delegates confirmed to run this course. If we have to cancel the course due to lack of interest your deposit will be refunded.

Application forms not available at this time

Completed forms can be emailed to Lauren McAnna: Training and Development Co-ordinator – learn@deafaction.org

or posted to:
Lauren McAnna
Deaf Action
49 Albany Street

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