Deaf Awareness (K101) and Communication with Deaf and Deafblind People (T101)

These two courses available together are suitable for those who want to get a basic knowledge of the barriers that deaf people face every day and who want to have some skills in order to be able to communicate with deaf people.

Unit K101 – Deaf and Deafblind Awareness

Learning Outcomes: You will be able to

  • Describe types of deafness
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of deaf people’s preferred communication methods, including language to use when describing deaf people and what is discriminatory
  • Overcome the barriers that affect deaf people’s access to communication
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of Technical Aids to Communication (TAC’s) and how they can be used
  • Identify and using appropriate Language Service Professionals (LSPs).

The Assessment is an assessed multiple-choice paper. This is done by an external examiner.

Unit T101 – Communication Tactics with Deaf and Deafblind People

Learning Outcomes: You will have

  • The basic skills for communicating with deaf people
  • An understanding of how and when to use these skills to communicate with deaf people.

The Assessment will be based on the practical skills you have learned.

Please note: Tea, coffee, water and biscuits are included, but not lunch. Please bring your own lunch with you.

Facilitator: Andy Irvine of Commtacs

With over 30 years of experience, Commtacs has become a specialist provider in deaf awareness and communication tactics with deaf and deafblind people. Through a natural development and a keen interest in technology, we have developed a media service where information is translated into BSL (British Sign Language) and provided either as DVDs or web-ready video clips.

Each of these sessions (K101 and T101) has an assessment registration fee of £27 (£54 for both)


£85 per person per course or both courses for £155 per person (Membership discount will apply)


Deaf Awareness (K101) - Friday 31 January 2020: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm             BOOK

Communication with Deaf and Deafblind People (T101) - Friday 31 January 2020:   1.30 pm to 4.30 pm BOOK


Glasgow City Centre - details will be sent to you