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Certificate in Deaf Awareness - Distance Learning

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Portobello Institute

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Certificate in Deaf Awareness - Distance Learning

The Deaf Awareness distance learning course aims to deliver an understanding of the range of communication tactics used in communicating with deaf people. Students will learn to become ‘deaf aware’ and gain a basic knowledge of deafness and communication skills which can be used with a range of deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind people. This course will also assist the student to learn various strategies to assist deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate effectively and also be involved to the best of their ability in everyday conversations.

By choosing to study this course with Portobello Institute, students will have access to course materials from our online learning centre for the duration of the course. The course materials for this certified course are thorough and easy to read and can be downloaded in your own time and from the comfort of your own home. You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course who will help you with any challenges you may encounter. In addition you will be able to upload assignments online and receive online feedback. You can use our online learning centre from any computer that has internet access. However, access to a computer is not compulsory as we can arrange for everything to be processed by post. There is an administration fee of €30 for this service.

Portobello Institute Certificate in Deaf Awareness

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

As this course is delivered through distance learning the student works at their own pace. Each student has 6 months to complete this course.

  • Online Learning Centre (requires internet access), or
  • By Post (note that there is an admin fee of €30 for postal students)

Assessment Criteria

One short assignment will be required to successfully complete this course.


  1. Introduction to Deaf Culture and Terminology
  2. Deafness and Communications types
  3. Communications strategies and technical aids
  4. Communication challenges for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  5. Supports available

The cost of this course is €165

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Course Code Location & Info Price
DLDAPIC18 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

Students can commence at any time
Study at your own pace
€165 Book Now
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