BSL & Deaf Awareness Training for Your Organisation

Did you know there are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, or one in six of the population? And did you know that British Sign Language is the preferred language for over 125,000 people in the UK? At Manchester Deaf Centre we are passionate about raising deaf awareness and being fully inclusive. Now more than ever, organisations are ensuring their staff are deaf aware and have a basic understanding of British Sign Language in order to improve communication for deaf staff, clients and service users.

Would you like to organise training?

Our teachers are 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. Our training provides you and your staff with the opportunity to raise your awareness of the different types of hearing loss that people have and provides you with communication tactics and best practice when dealing with deaf colleagues and clients.

Deaf people face many barriers every day, including difficulties with accessing company help lines, customer services, websites and general communication. Our training equips your staff with the skills to meet your clients’ needs according to your own organisations Equality and Diversity Policy and The Equalities Act (2010).

Manchester Deaf Centre can provide training to:

  • Public sector organisations
  • Voluntary sector organisations
  • Private/corporate sector

Our training can be delivered at Manchester Deaf Centre or at you preferred venue- whichever is most convenient for you. Please see below the various types of training we offer. If you would like to request bespoke training, we can organise that too! Please contact our Bookings Officer to discuss this further.


Deaf Awareness (Half Day)

Deaf Awareness (Full Day)

Introduction to British Sign Language

Online Training




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Our Opening Times

If you would like to know more about
any of our services, please get in touch.

Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373