Welcome to Sign for Thoughts!

Welcome from the Director of Training

A very warm welcome to Sign for Thoughts!
I'm so pleased that you are thinking of joining us and giving us the chance to be part of your British Sign Language journey. No matter whether you want to learn to Sign as a hobby, to chat more easily with your friends, or as a stepping-stone for your future career as a Sign Language Communicator, Support Worker. Lipspeaker, Interpreter or Deafblind Communicator, we have everything you need right here.

In response to a sudden, dramatic decline in the availability of BSL courses across the country, I set up Sign for Thoughts in 2007 to fill the gap and to make sure that learning BSL was available to anyone who wanted to do so. Over the last 11 years, we have expanded the learning that is available so now we can take you through all levels of BSL as well as Interpreting and Lipspeaking qualifications. We are full accredited with both accrediting bodies - Signature AND iBSL.

Our most recent achievement is the introduction of Deafblind courses. We started with one Level 1 Deafblind awareness course, and we have gone from strength to strength in a very short period. We are now offering Level 2 Deafblind communication courses, and soon to be Level 3 courses. The courses are so popular we have waiting lists of excited students for each course!

This is on top of all of other courses. we are your one-stop shop for all things communication for deaf, Deaf, and Deafblind. SO come on in and have a lott at what's right for you.

The greatest pleasure and excitement I have is seeing students develop and make progress with their confidence and language skills. It is marvellous to keep in touch with what they go on to achieve when they leave us. Once a Sign for Thoughts friend - always a Sign for Thoughts friend!

"With Sign Language we can open up the world with wonderful communication, where Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hearing communities warmly welcome each other, and lifelong friendships can be made."

I believe very strongly that Sign Language should be available to EVERYONE, because with Sign Language we can open up the world with wonderful communication, where Deaf, Deaf/ Blind and hearing communities warmly welcome each other, and lifelong friendships can be made.

The whole community has something to gain from sharing a common language;
which is why we work very closely with other organisations including Health Trust, Charity, Local Authority, Schools.

Now I don't do this by myself! I have the most talented team of Deaf and hearing professionals working alongside me, many of whom have been here since the beginning, bringing passion and care to your learning environment.

I do hope you choose us to be part of your learning, but whatever you do and wherever you go I wish you every success and happiness with your future. Keep those fingers moving!

Penny Gunn
Director

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