Specialist support for Deaf and Hearing Impaired
West Herts College is proud to have a specialist team of deaf communicators who are dedicated to providing a high quality level of support to all our deaf students. Their aim is to understand each students needs and create strategies to meet them, so that the best outcomes are achieved.
Below are the services we offer:
- In-class support from highly qualified and experienced British Sign Language communicators
- One-to-one out of class support from a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) who specialises in English
We are dedicated to building career paths for our students and giving them the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed.
Student Mo Rahman, who benefits from the support available at College, explained:
“At West Herts College I’m learning to become a chef on my level 2 course. My time at college has been great. The support I’ve received has been fantastic and they all have lots of experience.
All of my communicators sign very well. This makes learning new words much easier as they take their time to explain it to me and make sure I fully understand before we move on in class. They also note-take for me in class which helps me revise for exams. They make sure my notes are visual, with diagrams and pictures, and that the English is easy for me to read.
I also have tailored one to one sessions with a specialist Teacher of the Deaf, Caron. She is currently supporting me with studying for my GCSE English exam. These sessions also allow me to go through anything I may have not understood in my classes.
My friends have learnt sings, so they know how to communicate with me - this is very important, especially in the kitchen.
Since joining West Herts College, my confidence has grown. The college encouraged me to gain GAP work experience, which has resulted in me gaining employment at the Grove Hotel in Watford.”
If you have any questions on additional support we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01923 812575 or drop in to see us and speak to our support staff.
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