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British Sign Language (BSL) Courses Levels 1, 2 and 3, and Taster Courses

Hi Kent runs British Sign Language courses (Levels 1, 2 and 3, and Taster Courses) throughout the year using Tutors whose students achieve an outstanding record of success. Courses are held at venues throughout Kent with daytime and evening options.

To hear what our BSL students say about our classes click here.

Level 1 Course Details/How to apply

Level 2 Course Details/How to apply

Pre-Level 3 Details/How to apply

Level 3 Course Details/How to apply

Taster Course Details

Deaf Awareness Courses

Hi Kent can provide Deaf Awareness training for any front-line staff whose job brings them into contact with members of the public. The Course lasts half a day, and the information is presented in an enjoyable, inclusive style that staff will engage with and find invaluable. The course can be delivered anywhere in the South East region, mornings/afternoons/evenings or weekends, and will help your workforce to provide an even better service for those one in six members of the community who have a hearing loss.

Click here for more details and to apply

Lipreading Classes

We run weekly Lipreading classes all over the county, the majority of which are free of charge.  Learning to Lipread greatly improves confidence, enabling a person with a hearing loss to regain the ability to take part in conversations, meetings and participate in social activities.

To hear what our Lipreading students say about our classes click here.

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Tinnitus Groups

Our support groups for people with tinnitus have been meeting regularly in Maidstone, Ashford and Pembury.  We added new meetings in new locations in 2017 and monthly meetings in Orpington in 2018 funded by Orpington Crofton Rotary Club.  The groups have been set up to allow people with tinnitus to meet together, share experiences and access information. About 10% of adults, or 6 million people in the UK, have constant mild tinnitus.  Up to 70% of people aged over 70 have tinnitus, so there is a real need for these groups. Attendance is free of charge.


Friday 1st March 2019 2pm-4pm  

Friday 10th May 2019 2pm-4pm 

At the The Small Hall, St Mary's Community Centre, Rylands Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9LH.  


Friday 7th December 2018 2pm-4pm. The speaker will be Christine Adams from the BTA (British Tinnitus Association).

Friday 15th March 2019 2pm-4pm 

Friday 14th June 2019 2pm-4pm 

At Room 3, Crowborough Community Centre Cafe, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1FE 


Friday 22nd March 2019 2pm-4pm 

Friday 21st June 2019

At Room 1, Northgate Ward Community Centre, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YX


Friday 15th February 2019 2pm-4pm

Friday 31st May 2019 2pm-4pm  

At The Sports Pavilion, Whitfield Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Drive, Dover, CT16 3NN 


Friday 29th March 2019 2pm-4pm

Friday 28th June 2019 2pm-4pm 

At Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP


Friday 22nd February 2019 2pm-4pm  

Friday 24th May 2019 2pm-4pm 

At the United Reformed Church, 67B Week Street, Maidstone ME14 1QU 


*Funded by Orpington Crofton Rotary Club*  

Tuesday 20th November 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 18th December 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 15th January 2019 2pm-4pm  

Tuesday 19th February 2019 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 19th March 2019 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 16th April 2019 2pm-4pm  

Tuesday 21st May 2019 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 18th June 2019 2pm-4pm

At The Community Room, Orpington Fire Station, Avalon Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9AX 


Friday 30th November 2018 2pm-4pm - Health Watch

Friday 8th February 2019 2pm-4pm

Friday 17th May 2019 2pm-4pm 

At Pembury Baptist Church, 1 Romford Road, Pembury, TN2 4HT 


Friday 2nd November 2018 2pm-4pm 

Friday 8th March 2019 2pm-4pm

Friday 7th June 2019 2pm-4pm 

At West Kent Quakers Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, ME1 1LS 

To find out more or to let us know that you will be coming to a meeting, email, phone 01622 691151 or text to 07939 593030.

These dates and times are correct as at 29/10/18 but may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check back here or contact us for the latest information.