British Sign Language & Communication
Ayesha Communications was created in 2010 in response to many enquiries about private tuition in British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness for individuals and small groups.
Since our humble beginnings teaching sign language on an informal, one to one basis, we have grown to a qualified, professional team of seven people, delivering accredited BSL courses up to degree level, working with such corporate clients as Manchester Airport and J D Williams to deliver Deaf Awareness.
We also have a number of qualified teachers who work with us on an ad-hoc basis.
We have had the pleasure of meeting many families to provide support for every aspect of the journey they make when a child is found to be deaf.
We now offer BSL after school clubs, which have proved extremely popular with KS1 and KS2 children in our local area. These clubs aim to give children the basic skills to communicate using BSL and offer the option of gaining an accredited qualification – BSL 101, which is the first part of the BSL level 1.
We are working closely with Wigan Council to deliver Deaf Awareness courses, covering many aspects of the Deaf experience, and Deafblind Awareness. Both courses include practical communication advice as well as explaining relevant legislation and the rights and responsibilities of service users and providers.
Ayesha Communications is a qualified Internal Quality Assessor (Internal Verifier) for British Sign Language level 6, and a Trainee British Sign Language Interpreter (Deaf relay) and trainee British Sign Language Translator.
We are a registered and approved centre with Signature, the largest awarding body in Sign Language qualifications in the UK. Ayesha Communications is a qualified Internal Quality Assessor (Internal Verifier) for British Sign Language level 6.
In 2020, we launched a series of CPD accredited workshops which can be delivered face to face or online. These workshops were created by our team and aim to develop understanding and skills for specialist groups of people working with the deaf community.
Our team is strongly Deaf lead, and over half of our workforce are Deaf. Together, we work with individuals and small groups to achieve realistic and effective aims and we look forward to working with you soon!
We now offer British Sign Language levels 1, 2, 3 and 6 NVQ, as well as tailored packages in both deaf awareness and BSL for out of school clubs, home education networks, colleges and corporate clients. We work with individuals and small groups.