Supporting Deaf people and those with acquired hearing difficulties to live independent lives

We provide a range of training courses and workshops, all designed to help improve communication with, and for, those living with hearing loss.

All courses are run by certified professionals, and come with a recognised certification or qualification upon completion.

Learn BSL with WNDA - Courses starting October 2022 - Limited spaces so book your place now!

BSL - Level 1 & 2

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Date: October 2022

Time: 10am - 4pm

Duration: TBC

Location: The Deaf Centre, 32 Railway Road, Kings Lynn

Price: TBC

Our popular BSL courses are back! Starting in October 2022, we have courses suitable for all levels of ability.

* Level 1 is designed for new-comers, where you will learn basic vocabulary and be able to hold a conversation with other BSL users.

* Level 2 is for more advance users, where your knowledge & vocabulary will be expanded upon, enabling you to become fluent in BSL.

All courses are led by an experienced, qualified BSL user and result in a nationally recognised award.

Lipreading Class

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Date: 18th February 2022

Time: 11:00am

Duration: Weekly

Location: The Deaf Centre, 32b Railway Road, Kings Lynn

Price: £40 (or £5 per session)

Lipreading is the art of understanding speech using movements of the lips and face, and it can dramatically improve the self-confidence & communication skills of those with hearing difficulties.

These weekly sessions are designed to help you make the most of your hearing - You will learn how to lipread with other people facing similar issues, and by the end will be able to better understand conversations.

BSL Taster Session

WNDA - Workshops - Introduction to BSL

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Duration:TBC

Location: TBC

Price: TBC

Learn about Deaf culture, how to introduce yourself, and fingerspell your name at our fun & informal taster session.

Delivered by an experienced, qualified tutor, this is the perfect session for anyone who has ever considered learning BSL.

British Sign Language - Taster Session

BSL TASTER poster - Intro to BSL session on 30th July

Date: 30th July

Time:11:00 - 12:30

Duration: 1.5 hours

Location: The Deaf Centre, 32 Railway Road, Kings Lynn

Price: £5

A fun & informal introduction to British Sign Language, delivered by our friendly, experienced, qualified tutor. 

Learn how to introduce yourself, fingerspell your name, and more about Deaf culture in this popular introduction to the world of BSL.

British Sign Language - Level 1

BSL Level 1 Course poster - Starting 21st February

Date: Monday 21st February

Time: 6pm - 8:30pm

Duration: 32 week course

Location: The Deaf Centre, 32 Railway Road, Kings Lynn

Price: £390

Take your British Sign Language knowledge and understanding to the next level.

These classes will teach you the next steps of British Sign Language, improving your vocabulary and conversational skills.

The course is directed by a qualified BSL user, and upon completion you will receive a certificate and nationally recognised qualification.

Deaf Awareness Training

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Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Duration: TBC

Location: TBC

Price: TBC

A course designed to raise awareness of the deaf community and those with hearing loss, to ensure all services are as accessible as possible.
Suitable for individuals, organisations, schools or groups, this course is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their service offerings, understanding, and increase awareness.

This course can also be booked as a private session for organisations, schools, or groups and can take place at your chosen location.

Green Skills Gardening Project

Green Skills - Downham Market

Date: Monday 20th June

Time: 10am - 3:30pm

Duration: 6 week course (2 days per week)

Location: Salvation Army Hall, Downham Market

Price: FREE

Join our short course to improve your practical gardening skills.

Work towards an optional provisional CSCS card and get help with CVs and interview skills.

The project will be 6 weeks long, 2 days per week (Monday & Tuesday) from 10am – 3.30pm at Downham Market Salvation Army Garden. Each day will be half a day of practical work in the garden and the other half will be classroom based, working towards the CSCS Health and Safety on construction sites qualification.

Suitable for all unemployed people aged 16-25, this course is perfect for young people wanting to gain new skills & improve their employability. 

Find out more at www.groundwork.org.uk/east