Training Opportunities

New Training Opportunities

We offer a variety of technical and educational strategy courses to help you support your deaf students. These include a technical course offered in collaboration with the NHS, and training days on teaching grammar and literacy to deaf children. We also organise information sharing days for professionals working with deaf children in the Greater London area.

Free Oticon webinar with Technology Consultant Paul Harris, 21st June 2021

Following the great success of his technology update in March, our Technology Consultant Paul Harris is taking part in another free webinar for Oticon.  

The webinar on Monday 21st June, 2021 (12.00 pm – 13.00 pm) will focus on connecting Oticon equipment to devices in the classroom and at home. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Demonstrating how to monitor transparency of the frequency response using an FP35 Hearing Aid Analyzer (for peace of mind)
  • How to use EduMic for classroom media 
  • Connecting to soundfield or a classroom amplification system
  • Connecting to television and gaming equipment 
  • Hardwire connection options 
  • Various functionality on the Oticon smartphone app 

Find out more and register for this free event 

Con Powell Memorial Scholarships

Five scholarships are available each year for teachers who wish to train to become Teachers of the Deaf. The scholarships are managed by British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) and funded by Ovingdean Hall Foundation. Scholars are supported by Ewing Foundation staff. They are aimed at teachers whose Local Authorities are not obliged to fund them. The deadline for 2021 has now passed, but the Scholarship programme will re-open in January 2022. Find out more.

Training event at the University of Southampton, 26 and 27 March 2020 - postponed

Working in association with the University of Southampton, we are offering two days of training in remote microphone systems, auditory implants and speech testing. This course is for Teachers of the Deaf, Educational Audiologists and Technicians. The course will provide information about remote microphone systems, fitting them, checking and assessing their benefit in line with the latest national Quality Standards and Good Practice Guidance.

Find out more about the course.

Deafness and Autism event, 23 April 2020 - postponed

Do you work with deaf children who are or may be on the Autistic Spectrum? Our next Special Interest Group (SIG) into Deafness and Autism is being held at The Bridge in London on 23 April 2020.

The day will include guest speakers presenting on DIADS research outcomes, looking at the diagnosis tools, social stories in autism and the language input for deaf autistic children, case studies and strategies. There is always opportunity for discussion, and resources on show.

The event is a collaboration between The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) and our Burwood Park Foundation Consultant Joyce Sewell-Rutter.

Tickets are £85 for BATOD members, £100 for guests, £45 for parents, and include refreshments and lunch. Please contact Joyce at

Find out more: BATOD SIG April 2020 Flyer

During the pandemic, a number of events have been postponed. However, here are examples of past events which we hope to continue in future.

Understanding Radio Aids and Cochlear Implants, 5 February 2020

Our popular annual training day returned on 5 February 2020 at The Midlands Hearing Implant Programme in Birmingham. The hands-on workshop focused on setting up radio aid systems and cochlear implant processors. Find out more about the radio aid with CI event.

GLADE annual conference, 21 November 2019

GLADE (Greater London Affiliation for Deaf Education) is our networking group for professionals working in resource provisions across Greater London. The aims of the group are to share good practice through discussion and training opportunities, and to alleviate the isolation of specialist staff by encouraging networking and peer support.

The most recent conference was on 21 November 2019, held at The Bridge Training Centre in London N7 9LD. It included speakers from City, University of London and the University of Birmingham, who shared their research, and a choice of workshops offering practical strategies. An exhibition offered new opportunities as well the chance to mix and mingle with fellow professionals. GLADE brings people together to share ideas and practice, and its membership has been growing each year.

Please contact Joyce Sewell-Rutter at to find out more.

Deafness and Autism Special Interest Group, 6 November 2019

Do you support deaf children who are on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Our popular Special Interest Group into this subject held an event in the north of England on 6 November 2019. Based at the Novotel Hotel in the centre of York, the event focused on research and practical strategies, reducing anxiety and the autism progression framework. View the BATOD SIG flyer for November 2019

The Special Interest Group is a collaboration between our Burwood Park consultant Joyce Sewell-Rutter and British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD). For more information on future events, please contact Joyce at

Linking Listening to Language

This training day included understanding and assessing listening skills; effective use of speech discrimination tests; exploring the links between listening and language assessment; case studies, videos and discussion. For more information about future courses, please contact us.

Getting to Grips with Grammar

This one-day training event, most recently held at Phonak UK’s headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire, was aimed at staff working with deaf pupils and includes:

  • fundamental concepts about syntax/ grammar and terminology
  • understanding how children’s syntax develops
  • using STASS effectively to analyse children’s developing syntax
  • monitoring the emergence of complex language
  • using the information to inform planning

There were opportunities to view resources and share ideas and strategies with other delegates. For more information or to reserve your place at the next event, please contact us.