Training for everyone

Unlike British Sign Language training or that provided by some other organisations, Signalong training focuses on developing communication skills rather than teaching blocks of signs, many of which will be quickly forgotten through lack of use. The precise Signalong method of presentation enables users to remind themselves of signs which have been forgotten and to learn new signs from the manuals. Training programmes are thus able to stress aspects of the application of sign-supported communication. These include: aspects of total communication, such as facial expression, body language and voice tone; plus simplification of language and keyword selection; reading signs performed by others.

Training Courses in Sign-supported Communication

Workshops: This training can be tailored to the needs of any organisation and is useful to introduce communication skills to new staff and family members. The emphasis is on the practical application of signing. Introductory courses can be full or ½-day in duration.

½ Day Workshop: They are frequently topic based, depending on the needs of the group. We cover a brief history, philosophy and methodology of Signalong before teaching approximately 50 key words, but you will learn the necessary skills to read and produce any sign in our range of over 70 manuals. We will also provide activities to put the vocabulary into context i.e. sentence practice, plays etc.

8 Hour Introductory:  This course goes a little deeper and includes generalisation, symbolic understanding and key word activities.

Foundation: The Foundation Course develops skills to a level where practitioners can apply signing in their own environment and includes some elements of communication theory. It is a 15-hour course normally delivered over an extended period, and is the basic building block of Signalong training.This is our most popular course and is, usually delivered over a 10 week period. It covers the whole of the vocabulary in the chosen Signalong manual (frequently Phase 1 approx. 360 words).


Don't worry if you can't find someone local to you - most of our Tutors are happy for enquiries to be passed on via the Signalong Centre. 

For further information about Signalong Training or to discuss your specific training needs, please fill out our contact form or call us on 0330 120 0770.

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The charity provides regular development and refresher seminars to keep Tutors' skills fresh and to maintain quality control. Tutor Training Courses are held at the Signalong Centre in Kent and in other locations several times each year.

Registered & Registered Foundation Tutors

Please ensure your training is delivered by one of our Registered Tutors on the list below. If you are Tutor and are not on the list, please contact the office


Adam Cathie

Akinnola Ayo

Allan Karen

Allen Naomi

Allen Tina

Arger Thomas

Armstrong-Marshall Ann

Arnold Sharon

Atkin Kathryn

Baird Ellen

Barrett  Yvonne (Eve)

Barrett Iris

Battye June

Baxter Julie

Beattie Liz

Beckett Sara

Bell Gwen

Bennington Marie

Bevan Alice

Black Fiona

Blackley Louise

Blake Anthea

Bond Michael

Bowden Dawn

Bradshaw Gemma

Broughton Patricia

Brown Cheryl

Brown Claire

Brown Susan

Brown Suzanne

Bryson Jo

Bull Julia

Burdett Beca

Buttle Fiona

Callf Hannah

Cameron Jade

Campbell Alison

Campbell Brenda

Campbell Sabrina

Campbell Danielle

Cane Emma

Capon Lucy

Capps Gemma

Carter Jenny

Carter Louisa

Carter Lucy

Cartwright Lindy

Carvalho Leonel

Chandler Ruth

Clark Sarah

Clark Tracy

Cobham Katherine

Cochoran-Poole  Deborah

Cockburn Anne

Coleman-Celis Samantha

Collins Emma

Collins Peggy

Colman Eileen

Cook Wendy

Cooper Elaine

Cowan April

Crook Julie

Curran Becky

D'Alberti Sue

Dando Delyth

Darling Janine

Davies Rebecca

Davies Rhian

Denobrega Vikki

Dickens Rosie

Dixon Alison

Down Kelly

Drew Jaqueline

Duggan Jane

Duhig Nikki

Dyer-Davies Peter

Edney   Davina

Edwards Denise

Edwards Andrew

Elias Non

Elliott Joanne

Ellison Ruth

Essam Karen

Evans Amanda

Evans Jennifer

Evans Kay

Facey Hannah

Farooq  Liz

Few Cara

Fletcher Sophie

Ford Erica

Foster Debbie

Fox Susie

Fromings-Hill Julia

Gardner June

George Reshma

Ghalib Nazya

Gilpin Shirley

Goadby Sally

Gorrod Michelle

Gough Pam

Gould Vicky

Graham Louise

Grant Tracey

Gray Julie

Green Mandy

Greenwood Tracy

Grimley  Jill

Guest Jill

Hagan Cathy

Hall Linda

Hanks Julia

Hansen Agnete

Hargreaves Sarah

Harris Carmel

Harvey  Sian

Hathaway Stephanie

Hayes Cath

Hayles Dawn

Henderson Alistair

Henderson Heather

Hillhouse Merle

Hobbs Meriah

Holyland Catherine

Honeyman Rhoda

Howard Sophie

Hurley Annabel

Idun Jess

Inglis Jen

Ionescu  Amalia-Nicoleta

Jamieson Elaine

Jenkinson Angela

Joslin Sarah

Judd Steve

Keese Jane

Kelly Janice

Kelly Rosie

Kemp Rhian

Kendall Catherine

Kerr Karen

Killips Emma

King Lucy

Kingscote Susan

Kirk Paula

Klein Rachel

Lack Julie

Ladbrook Karen

Lambert Lindsay

Law Jennifer

Ledgway Joanne

Lee Caroline

Lee Sharon

Leitch Donna

Lemmey Alison

Lewin Lorraine

Litchfield Vicky

Little Anita

Llewellyn Julie

Loveday Beth

Luke Nia

Maher  Andrew

Marshall Karen

Martinez Ursula

Maxwell Samantha

Mcarthur Zoe

McCracken Enid

McCue Bev

McDonnell Paige

McGoldrick Laura

McIlroy Claire

McLaughlin Charlotte

McMillan Louise

Mirza Sadaf

Montagner Julie

Montague Martina

Monzon Soraya

Morrissey Michelle

Mortimer Joanne

Mottram Carla

Mullen  Carly

Napper Melanie

Newman Lucy

Newton Jayne

Nichalls Lilias

Nicolson Caroline

O'Connell Decima

Oliver Lucy

Olivey Jane

Oulare  Judith

Owen Teresa

Oyenekan Abby

Parkinson Kelly

Patel Nafisha

Peaford-Smith  Sara

Pearson Vicki

Peat Lucy

Peck Abigail

Perryman Matthew

Philpot  Carly

Pickard Beth

Popham Mandy

Purcell  Margaret

Quinn Kelly

Quinn Sandra

Randall Carol

Randall Samantha

Reilly Samantha

Robinson Debbie

Roper Helen

Rose Heather

Ross Isla

Rowland Fay

Rudkin  Beverley

Russell  Lily

Rutherford Helen

Sankey Kim

Savidge Kirsty

Saville Alison

Scanlon Eleanor

Scarlat Silivia Mihaela

Scott Danielle

Scruton Joanne

Seed Tina

Sewell David

Shaw Emma

Shields  Sharon

Sibley Danielle

Sidaway Angela

Sinclair  Amanda

Sireshuk Charlotte

Smith Jacqueline

Smith Tracii

Stansbie-Brown Kirsty

Stephens Iona

Stewart Kristianne

Stimson Aly

Stoker Victoria

Sturman Michelle

Styles Linda

Sugden Anne

Talsma  Leona

Tate Jonathan

Tearle Charmaine

Terrell   Gwyneth

Theobald Claire

Thomas  Claire

Thompson Hannah

Thomson Margaret

Thorne Beverley

To Cinn

Toombs Louise

Tredinnick Gerlind

Trim Anna

Trow Kate

Tyrer Alison

Unsworth Terri

Upjohn Angela

Upton Martin

Waite Melanie

Waith Maxine

Walsh Julie

Warburton Joyce

Welsh Annie

Weston Christine

Whitaker Janice

Whitehead Ann

Whitemarsh Rachel

Wieczorek Monika

Wilkins  Sarah

Wilkinson Emma

Williams Alison

Wiseman Sam

Witts Elisa

Tutor Training Dates

Our new home venue is Fieldings, Honingham, Norwich, NR9 5DJ only 20 minutes from Norwich International Airport. We are also able to offer self-catering accommodation on-site on a first come basis. 

Course Dates:

Tues 1st - Fri 4th Oct 2019


Houstoun House, Livingston, SCOTLAND 


Tues 15th - Fri 18th Oct 2019 

Honingham, NORWICH





Tues 19th - Fri 22nd Nov 2019 

Honingham, NORWICH


For further information please contact Tracy Goode