Welcome to appa Training!

appa Training, based in Ladywell and just south of Lewisham, is primarily a British Sign Language training company. We offer high-quality BSL courses in London and deliver beyond by arrangement. As well as BSL we offer a range of other professional and vocational courses.

If you want to learn sign language or train as a sign language interpreter we have award-winning teachers delivering courses honed to excellence over 3 decades. Our courses start at Level 1 (somewhat GCSE level) up to Level 6 (a University degree equivalent).

Furthermore, we offer courses on Deafblind communication, teaching, assessing, verifying as well as professional development courses.

For Level 3 courses and up we also offer NUS membership and access to the Totum NUS Student Card.

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Kyla Aitken

Director of Operations
IQA
CAVA
PTTLS Level 5

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Julie Turner

Senior Manager
CAVA
IQA
City and Guilds Level 4 Further Education Teaching
Registered Sign Language Interpreter

Elizabeth Cordwell

Elizabeth Cordwell

Teacher
PTTLS
Level 6 BSL NVQ

YOU CAN LEARN

Our training services are divided into four main areas;

Communicate: Learning British Sign Language

appa offers high-quality training in British Sign Language Levels 1, 2, 3 and 6, within a friendly and supportive learning environment. All courses and programmes are delivered in British Sign Language by experienced trainers, teachers, assessors and internal quality assurers. Our courses are rigorously designed around the Signature assessment criteria and we will support you the whole way through your learning journey.

Interpreting: Study to become a language service professional

appa training is recognised nationally as a leading centre of excellence in training for interpreting and translation. Rigorously designed around the Signature and iBSL qualifications, our courses are delivered in two parts: Part 1 skills and knowledge development, and Part 2 portfolio assessment.

appa training also offers the iBSL Deafblind qualifications, provided by an experienced Deafblind Teacher/Assessor. You will develop your knowledge of Deafblind communication tactics and guiding methods. You will be assessed prior to being accepted into our programmes and will receive feedback about your development.

Education: Study to work in the lifelong learn sector

appa’s Lifelong Learning Sector offers courses to enable you to train, teach, assess and verify. All our courses are delivered in British Sign Language and aimed at those who work with BSL, interpreting and translation NVQ qualifications, as well as other subjects taught in BSL. We have an experienced team of teachers, trainers, assessors and verifiers to guide you through the process.

Services: Furthering knowledge and developing as a professional

Not only does appa offer formal qualifications, we offer a range of services for employers and organisations. We are confident that you will find one to meet your needs! We also provide a wide range of professional development opportunities. Our learners are well looked after and we engage with the wider community.

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