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Become a Lipreading Tutor

We are desperately short of trained lipreading tutors in some areas. This is a wonderfully rewarding career for anyone with empathy for people with hearing loss and a clear speaking voice. Many lipreading tutors have hearing loss themselves.

There are now Lipreading Teacher Training Courses (LTTCs) in London, Manchester, Scotland and Wales, plus a potential new one starting in Jersey later in 2017. 

Most of the training is done in your area with block weeks or weekends attending college. 

An interview is necessary before a place on a course can be offered. Please use the contact details below for more information on the course of your choice. Not all courses run every year.

City Lit, London

Fiona Pickett, Co-ordinator LTTC
Email: fiona.pickett@citylit.ac.uk

More information  about the City Lit course 2016-17, including how to apply, and funding.

On successful completion students will have achieved lipreading teaching skills at Level 4 as approved by ATLA. If you do not already have an adult education qualification you will also be able to undertake the Award in Education and Training (AET) qualification which is required by some education providers.


Manchester

[TBA], The Administrator
Email: enquiries@manchesterdeafstudies.org

More information including funding and course contents.

On successful completion students will have achieved the lipreading teaching skills at Level 4 as approved by ATLA. If you do not already have an adult education qualification you will also be able to undertake the Award in Education and Training (AET) qualification which is required by some education providers.


Scotland

Catriona Crosby, Course Administrator
Email: cclipreading@gmail.com

More information

See also http://www.scotlipreading.org.uk/ – useful resources for everyone interested in lipreading


Wales

Jackie Claydon
Email: jackie@deafassociation.co.uk


Jersey

Highlands College is hoping to deliver lipreading teacher training on-Island, commencing later in 2017. The course, delivered by tutors from City Lit in London, will provide students with all the necessary skills to teach lipreading to people with an acquired hearing loss, either in a classroom setting or in the workplace.

It will be part-funded by the Jersey dDeaf Society so the cost per student will be approximately £750.00.

On successful completion students will have achieved the City & Guilds Level 3 AET teaching qualification and lipreading teaching skills at Level 4 as approved by ATLA.

Watch this space for details of how to apply later in the year.


Vacancies

Vacancies for lipreading tutors are listed on our members’ site. If you would like to advertise a vacancy please contact ATLA. Advertising with ATLA is free, although donations are always welcome. In particular, we are currently trying to rebuild our very depleted Bursary Fund for people training to be lipreading tutors.