MDC strive to deliver a range of educational courses in various settings. We teach full, Signature accredited courses for Levels 1, 2 and 3 in British Sign Language. We deliver Deaf Awareness sessions, 10-hour Introduction to Sign Language courses and can also offer bespoke training sessions to cater to the needs of our clients and service users. We are currently developing a training package which we will offer to employers who are keen to make their place of work as inclusive as possible. In line with bespoke training, we can also offer 1:1 tutoring. Our teachers are professional, fully qualified, experienced, reputable, and profoundly deaf native BSL users. Our training is delivered in British Sign Language to ensure an authentic learning experience. Where necessary, a fully qualified BSL Interpreter will be present to assist with the facilitation of communication between teacher and participants.
Jonathan Slack - BSL Teacher Levels 1, 2 & 3
"I’m a qualified teacher, assessor and internal verifier and have been teaching for many, many years at a range of different places. I’ve had experience teaching British Sign Language Levels 1 – 6, as well as courses focussing on Deaf Awareness, Communication Methods and Deaf Culture. I really enjoy teaching and I believe communication is so important to help members of the Deaf and hearing communities understand and connect with each other – that is why I am so passionate about sharing BSL. I love helping hearing people understand more about Deaf people and their culture so we can breakdown those communication barriers and I try to ensure my lessons are also fun, encouraging and enjoyable, with a bit of Deaf humour thrown in!"
Anita Kanji - BSL Teacher Level 1 and Level 3 Teaching Assistant
"I am a deaf tutor for BSL. I have been teaching BSL for the last 20 years in a number of
different places. I became a qualified teacher (PGCE) in 2015."
Dipti Patel - BSL Teacher Level 1
I have worked at the Deaf Centre for almost 3 years. I am a Deaf BSL user. I consider myself to be a deaf role model as I am involved in both the deaf and hearing community. I am a qualified teacher delivering a variety of Employment training through the Deaf Centre, as well as teaching British Sign Language. I campaign for the deaf community to be given access to all education so that they believe they can train for any job role they wish to pursue.