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Sensory Impairment Training Courses

KAB offers accredited and non-accredited courses in sensory awareness. These courses are suitable for anyone who wishes to explore and understand the issues that may impact upon the lives of people with sensory impairments. Our range of professional development and training courses are delivered by fully qualified workers providing you with expert knowledge which can help you to:

  • Gain new skills to help you progress in your career
  • Support people with a sensory impairment by using up-to-date research and technologies

We provide Open College Network (OCN) Level 2 and 3 accredited one day courses in:

  • Understanding Visual Impairment
  • Understanding Hearing Impairment
  • Understanding Deafblindness
  • Understanding Assistive Technology (AT) Level 2 only

Courses cost £59 per person, which includes all course materials, OCN registration and a portfolio of evidence pack. An additional Certification cost applies; £35 for Level 2 and £45 for Level 3. Training usually takes place at KAB's Sight Centres in Bromley, Canterbury and  Maidstone,  courses can also be organised at other local venues or at your place of work. For further information please contact us on 01622 691357 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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We also offer non-accredited half day courses which provide awareness training for anyone who works with or has contact with people who have sight impairments. These courses are also suitable for anyone who want to learn more about what it's like to live with sight loss or helping people who have sight impairments. The half-day training will cover the causes and effects of the six main eye conditions, practical, hands-on experiences under simulation spectacles and blindfolds, including how to guide someone safely and help them perform everyday tasks.

Our trainers are all fully qualified and are experienced at enabling people with sight impairments to be as independent as possible.

For further information or to book a course please contact us on 01622 691357 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read more about our short non-accredited courses

 

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