Donaldson's is Scotland's national school for pupils who are deaf or have communication difficulties.
"Communication can be scary, I did not know any BSL before I arrived. Now I can sign my name, sign numbers, learned to sign about hobbies and now have some deaf friends which I will keep in contact with using MSN."
Quote from a young person attending an Introduction to BSL course
Campus at Donaldson's delivers a number of diffe rent training courses and evening classes. Our school is a centre of excellence in communication. We employ highly skilled and motivated staff who are also qualified in providing training to both children and adults in communications methods.
Campus at Donaldson's provides professional training in many different areas. We currently run a number of classes in both British Sign Language (BSL) and Lipreading. We can also provide bespoke training in Deaf Awareness for businesses and groups large or small. Visit the relevant sections on the left for more information on available dates.
Our facilities are perfect for training. Our rooms are spacious and bright and all areas are specifically designed to optimise acoustics. If you wish to take a look around our training rooms, and all other areas of the school which are available for hire, please visit our virtual tour.
Donaldson's is a registered ILA Scotland learning provider which means that you may be able to get up to £200 towards the cost of our classes and training courses. The eligibility criteria for ILA Scotland funding is available to people age 16 or over, with a gross income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits.
From 1 July 2012 additional criteria will be introduced. To be eligible you must:
Also from the 1st July 2012 the 'ILA Scotland Learner Accounts' will be known as 'Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Accounts'.
For more information on ILA Scotland and how to apply for funding please use the link on this page.
We often work in partnership with other training providers and welcome enquiries from people interested in learning more about how to work with the deaf and people with communications difficulties.