Scottish Course to Train Tutors Of Lipreading


Course Introduction

This course has been developed in response to a perceived requirement to train tutors of lipreading in Scotland because of:

  • the increasing numbers of people of all ages who have an acquired  hearing loss;
  • the current shortage of people with training and qualifications;
  • the need for a course that takes into account Scotland's unique geography, demography, culture and political structure.

Aim of course
The aim of this course is to enable people to become qualified Tutors of Lipreading for those adults who have an acquired hearing loss and whose preferred mode of communication is spoken language.

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Course Validation

  • SQA – in process of validation. The course was previously validated by OCR
  • Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults (ATLA) affiliation


Lipreading awareness week 2018

10th - 14th September


Latest News

Course of 2019/20 is now well underway!


The course started in September 2019 at Forth Valley Sensory Centre in Camelon and we're now approaching weekend number 4 of 6.

Where does the time go?

The class of 2019/20 are busy making their way through the intense study weekends and mountains of in-depth course work!

The group have been learning about equipment, writing stories and exercises and the importance of copyright.

There will be a large case study to get their teeth into not to mention taking part in providing learning material for and starting their teaching training in weekly lipreading classes.

Learning to be a lipreading tutor is not easy, but slowly slowly gets you there.

We look forward to welcoming our newly qualified tutors in due course.



Leave us your details for future course!

We are still taking names to add to the list of potential students for another intake for a future course. 

Once we have enough people showing interest, we would then try and put on another course.

If you would like to be considered, please send an e-mail to scttlipreading@gmail.com and you can get an application form.

Or if you wish to find out any further information about the course, please don't hesitate to contact us.

New 2019 Scottish Course Open for Applications!

We are now open for applications for our new 2019 Scottish Course!

We plan to run the course which will be six weekends between January and September. 

You must be able to attend all six study weekends to complete the course.  The weekends are full days Saturday and Sunday and we hope to use Forth Valley Sensory Centre for the venue.

Unfortunately we cannot at this moment set down specific dates.  We must have the response and confirmation from potential new tutors willing to partake in the course before we can book the venue.  We hope to be confirming dates asap once applications are received or at the latest around September 2018.

This is an intensive course which involves a lot of study and course work to be completed between study weekends.  The course work-load is demanding.

If you have already completed an application for last years course, please get in touch at the e-mail below but there should be no need to re-do your application unless your details have changed.

Please contact us on scttlipreading@gmail.com for more information.



Ideas for Ears Survey - we need your experiences!  

Please complete by 13/8/17 for a chance to win £300 Amazon vouchers

Ideas for Ears, a not-for-profit social enterprise on a mission to help people hear well

We are circulating the questionnaire to help gather data to understand and quantify any issues that people are experiencing.  

Can you spare a few minutes to answer some questions?

Not being able to hear conversation clearly during a phone call is an issue faced by many. We know from work that we’ve done already around phone use that unfamiliar accents, background noise and variable clarity or volume can cause frustration, and sometimes even fear, when having phone calls.  The more responses we get to the questionnaire, the more data and evidence we will have available to influence the industry specialists about where to put their time and money.

Everyone who completes the questionnaire has the chance to win £300 in Amazon vouchers! Closing date for entering the prize draw is midnight 13th August 2017.

Any support you can offered will be greatly welcomed. 

Here is the link to the questionnaire

Thanks for your time

ATLA 40th Birthday Celebrations!


Five Scottish tutors (and one husband!) attended the ATLA 40th birthday celebrations. We had a fascinating tour of the Palace of Westminster visiting both the House of Lords and the House of Commons gathering leaflets and information as we went along. The ATLA this is your life followed in Committed Room 9 The Peel Room.

Did you know that there was a programme on the BBC in the early 1980s all about lipreading? It's amazing what you find out on these occasions.

We then adjourned to the Wesley Cafe for lunch. 

What a great day was had by all, networking and chatting with other tutors.


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Date for your diary...

ATLA Scottish Group Regional Meeting

Saturday 17th June 2017 at AK Bell Library in Perth, PH2 8EP

Come along and join us!  9.30-3.30pm

See "news" section for more info re: booking your place.

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