Courses, Workshops & Online Learning

Hi-VisUK provides learning opportunities for anyone working with, caring for or providing a service to older people with age acquired dual sensory impairment (DSI). Our training also gives learners insights into single sensory impairments, hearing loss and sight loss, as well deafblindness.

All our face-to-face, in-person training courses are OCN accredited. Our online courses are certificated for CPD records. Our short face-t0-face, in-class workshop sessions are non-accredited.

Face-to-Face In Person Courses and Workshops with Hi-VisUK

These courses are accredited and delivered either as on-site “closed” courses exclusively for your organisation’s people or as “open” courses where you can send one or two workers along to a designated training venue e.g. many of our courses are in partnership with SCIE.

We also offer shorter non-accredited workshop style sessions that can be commissioned by provider organisations as part of their workforce development or service development needs.

To find out more about commissioning our courses or our workshops please get in touch via the Contact Us page on this site.

Online Learning with Hi-VisUK

We have launched the unique Hi-VisUK DSI online learning platform. Our online courses offer you flexible distance learning about DSI when and where it suits you.

The flexible learning content is packed with practical information including colourful video simulations to help you understand the impact of major eye conditions, audio simulations to help you understand the impact of major hearing conditions, short quizzes to help you check your progress, tips on communication, and the Hi-VisUK identification toolkit.

Book your FREE place on our online learning – click here.

Our online learning platform and online courses are made possible with support from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Growing Together.

Hi-VisUK is a charity which truly believes “together is better, together is stronger”.

What this means simply is that we are about building the capacity, confidence and resilience of others – the individual elderly person with acquired dual sensory impairment, their families and carers, the organisations that support or provide care services to them, the local authorities and health services who are bound by law to look after them – our older people.

Evaluation Findings: our training really works!

“It is also noted that almost 40% of respondents reported finding the training useful in their personal lives with family, friends or neighbours who are deafblind. This indicates added value to the training increasing the numbers of deafblind people being supported either informally or formally in a work setting.”

From our SROI research interviews.
From our SROI research interviews.Our learners talking about what our training means to them.

“Much of this equipment (to support an older deafblind person) is small scale, inexpensive and practical yet deafblind people appear to have little awareness of the availability of such equipment. The training has raised awareness of carers, support staff and others, with the result that deafblind people are beginning to benefit from the use of such equipment. This finding is now being confirmed by deafblind people.”

From our SROI research interviews.
From our SROI research interviews.How our training raises awareness about equipment for daily living tasks.

“…there are also early indications that the knowledge/experience and changing practices not only improve services and support but could ultimately create cost savings/save money…respondents reported that their organisation had been able to save money as a result of the knowledge gained in the training.”

From our SROI research interviews.
From our SROI research interviews.Evidencing how our work is improving services.

“A large majority of respondents who have completed one or more of the training courses report positively as to the design, quality and content of the training. Respondents also report that the training has improved not only their knowledge and understanding but also their confidence in working with and supporting deafblind people. This increase in confidence appears to be pivotal in how they do this.”

From our SROI research interviews.
From our SROI research interviews.Learners commenting on how our courses can build a more confident workforce.