Deaf Business Academy
Since 2007, we have helped many students achieve their goals. From learning the basics of British Sign Language (BSL) on our Foundation course, continuing up to a Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL. We also work in partnership with BSL interpretations to offer interpreter training.
Our courses are run in a relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment where the length of the courses range from one day (Basic Deaf Awareness) to one year in duration.
We keep the size of all classes small and intimate in order to provide maximum support and as much individual tutor attention as possible. As well as teaching a range of courses at the centre, we also provide training to schools and to public service personnel at a time and venue to suit the company.
news & events
Hello everyone. It is with deepest regret, the Deaf awareness course on the 20th January will be postponed until March/April. Unfortunately the course leader, Suzie Jones, and her assistant, David, lost both their mum’s within 2 weeks over Christmas. There is also a heavy workload for myself following the Christmas holidays and other on going Read more about Deaf awareness course postponed.[…]
BSL Interpretations – Interpreting and Training and the Fylde Coast BSL Centre have partnered, combining the best of both centres in order to provide the best training experience to our candidates. Our new and exciting range of interpreter training programmes at NVQ Level 6 means that you can now choose from: NVQ 6 Diploma in Read more about New NVQ 6 Diploma in BSL-English Interpreting courses.[…]
Course info Fast track, after completion of our Foundation course. Start date: Duration: Class time: 17th April 2018 14-16 weeks Part time 6.30pm-9.00pm Read more about New level 1 course starting 17th April 2018[…]
Interested in learning some basic British sign language? Looking to get involved in the Deaf community? Want to learn a new skill? Completed in just 5 weeks Learn in a relax and fun environment Then why not enrol on a Foundation course with The Fylde Coast BSL Centre! Course start date: 29th January 2018 Duration: 5 Read more about New Foundation Course Starting 29.01.18[…]
Scottish Islanders is a documentary about seven Deaf people who live on remote Scottish Islands. Jean Pentland from the BDA travels to them by boat to offer support. We find out what it’s like to live far away from the mainland Deaf community; do the Deaf islanders have access to interpreters and other services that Read more about Scottish Islanders[…]
Thursday 14th December 10pm. 60 minutes A documentary following a year in the life of pupils at Mary Hare residential school for the Deaf in Newbury, Berkshire. Fifteen-year old Lewis decides he want to be fitted with a cochlear implant to help him hear, although there is no guarantee of success. Sixth-form Fae is nervous Read more about Extraordinary Teens, School of life and Deaf.[…]
Ellie Hudson and Janice Crossland-Jones had a wonderful evening teaching basic Deaf awareness and signs to the Grand theatre staff, in preparation for their sign interpreted panto performance of Cinderella. Well done to all the staff for their hard work. It’s great to have another business in Blackpool who wants to learn and include the Read more about The Grand Theatre[…]
20th January 2018
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Cinderella Interpreted performances on the 9th and 16th December 2017. 2pm Running Time approx. 2hrs 20mins including 20min interval (first few performances may be longer) The most enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale of them all Cinderella graces the stage of The Grand Theatre this Christmas as pantomime returns to Blackpool. This years cast includes JJ Hamblett Read more about BSL interpreted performance at the Grand theatre Blackpool[…]