Lip Reading Beginners: Step 2

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Course code: PS1743F

This fascinating course is for anyone, including hearing impaired learners and carers of hearing impaired learners and will help you learn and understand lip reading skills and techniques.

When and where


From 23 Apr 2024 to 02 Jul 2024
Tue 10:00-11:30

10 weeks

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23 Apr 2024

10:00 to 11:30

30 Apr 2024

10:00 to 11:30

07 May 2024

10:00 to 11:30

14 May 2024

10:00 to 11:30

21 May 2024

10:00 to 11:30

04 Jun 2024

10:00 to 11:30

11 Jun 2024

10:00 to 11:30

18 Jun 2024

10:00 to 11:30

25 Jun 2024

10:00 to 11:30

02 Jul 2024

10:00 to 11:30


Allendale House 

Hanham Road

BH21 1AS


Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £98.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £98.00, the concession rate is £49.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>This course follows on from Step 1 and is set at a suitable pace for the group. The four main areas of practice and development are:</p>

<li>Improvement in the recognition of the more complex lip formations of the words we speak</li>
<li>Investigation into more advanced ways to aid understanding speech while in groups, using positional tactics</li>
<li>Technological improvements for people with hearing loss and how they work</li>
<li>Understanding the environmental impacts on hearing and speech recognition</li>

<p>This course offers you the chance to get to know how to communicate using the skill of lip reading, thus increasing your inclusion in the community and keeping you in touch with friends old and new. All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.</p>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.</p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This is a Beginners Step 2 course, and you will be expected to have some basic knowledge and experience in the subject and can understand and complete simple tasks in the subject.</p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder. During the first session your tutor may discuss additional materials to bring if possible.</p>

Next Step

<p>Following the successful completion of this course, your next learning step is: Lip Reading Beginners: Step 3. Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>