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Basic Deaf Awareness Online

Course Title:

Basic Deaf Awareness Online

Course Number:

LUNO L40903


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:



Level 1 (Mixed)


Sally Petch

Start Date:

18 February 2021

End Date:

18 March 2021

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 10:30 and 12:15

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

This is an online course taught via Zoom

Total Hours: 13 hours – 7 hours online with the tutor, 6 hours on DerbyLearn

What will I be learning?

You will learn:

  • about recognising a deaf person
  • tips for people who are hard of hearing
  • communication tactics
  • how to use an interpreter

The main aim of the course is:

  • To raise awareness of the barriers faced by deaf people.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No. It doesn’t lead to a qualification but learners who complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance.

What does the course involve?

  • There will be 13 hours in total for the course
  • 7 hours will be delivered online by the tutor
  • 6 hours will be completed by learners using resources on DerbyLearn

Who is the course for?

  • The course is aimed at anyone who may meet deaf people either in everyday life or in the workplace.
  • It will be a good foundation for those learners wanting to take the Signature Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication.

What do I need to bring?

  • You may want pen and paper if you want to take any notes.

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need: 

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet 
  • An email address  
  • Headphones or speakers and microphone (these can be built into your device) 

Are there any additional costs?

  • This is a free course
  • There are no additional costs.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

A centre based qualification course (when Covid restrictions ease)

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Venue Information

Distance Learning Course


Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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