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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.

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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 bee meeting regularly in Maidstone, Ashford and Pembury.  We have added new meetings in new locations for 2017.  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.  


New dates to be arranged.

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


New dates to be arranged.


Friday 18th May 2018 2-4pm - sharing and information session at Room 1, Northgate Ward Community Centre, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YX


Friday 20th April 2018 2pm-4pm - speaker to be arranged at Sports Pavilion, Whitfield Recreation Ground, Cranleigh Drive, Dover, CT16 3NN


New date to be arranged at Brents Tavern, Upper Brents, Faversham, ME13 7DP


New date to be arranged

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


*Funded by Orpington Crofton Rotary Club*  

Tuesday 20th March 2018 2pm-4pm - Lipreading taster session

Tuesday 17th April 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 15th May 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 19th June 2018 2pm-4pm - 'Tea For Tinnitus'

Tuesday 17th July 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 21st August 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 18th September 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 23rd October 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 20th November 2018 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 18th December 2018 2pm-4pm 

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


New dates to be arranged.

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


Friday 11th May 2018 2pm-4pm - Talk by Professor Rajul Kanegaonkar - ENT Surgeon

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 31/01/18 but may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check back here or contact us for the latest information.