Signalong Training

We offer various Signalong Training courses at The Hamlet.

Training can be delivered at our training room at one of our centres in Norwich or we can come to your setting to deliver training.


The Hamlet can deliver bespoke workshops for up to 12 learners. We can tailor workshops to individual settings and include signing relevant to you and your staff. Workshops are useful both for those new to sign-supported communication and for professionals who require specialist Signalong vocabulary.

Introductory Courses

This is an 8-hour accredited course and is useful to introduce communication skills to new staff. The course includes generalisation, symbolic understanding and key word activities.

Foundation Course Phase 1

This 15-hour accredited course is suitable for those supporting Signalong users. Learners develop the skills they already have and how to apply signing in their own environment, with an emphasis on the practical application of signing. This covers all vocabulary in the Signalong Phase 1 manual (at least 360 signs). 

Foundation Course Phase 2

Learners must have already completed the Foundation Course Phase 1 to attend this 15-hour accredited course. Learners gain access to a wider range of vocabulary and have the opportunity to practice signing together, learning a further 346 signs.

Early Years Signalong Workshops for Parents/Carers

These workshops are suitable for anyone who provides support for those who use Signalong as part of their communication.  The aim is to teach learners signs which are relevant to young children that can be used in everyday life. Workshops are fun, practical and delivered by our Early Years level 3 trained practitioner. 

Please contact our Training Coordinator on 01603 215193 or email us at

We are pleased to announce that The Hamlet have been appointed to the NCC Framework for Early Years Training.


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