At Study Sharpe we help organisations recognise the importance and benefit of embracing the Equality Act in their business operations. Our core focus is on helping businesses create an inclusive community internally and externally.
We do this by offering a range of tailored deaf awareness training courses and support services which are designed to help employees understand how to communicate more effectively with d/Deaf people.
Our courses are designed for employees who work in sectors that come in to contact socially or commercially with deaf people for example: Healthcare, Recruitment, Construction, Public Services, Education, Institutions or Hospitality.
We offer valuable steps to becoming a communication professional by reducing barriers and difficulties that occur when there is interaction between hearing and deaf people.
Our courses require no previous knowledge or experience to benefit and are openly available to any organisations or individuals wishing to learn about Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language (BSL).
Bespoke Deaf Awareness Training for businesses
Specific and tailored training courses in all sectors, including:
Targeted and focused training for key workers
Individual/personal and family support
1:1 pre level 1 and Level 1 BSL tutorial support
Fully supported online teaching and remote learning courses for teams and individuals
Emm Sharpe first became involved with the Deaf community in 1985 within the school environment supporting the classroom teachers and providing personal care and support for Deaf, autistic, and disabled young people. Whilst working in this sector she discovered the beauty of British Sign Language.
Since 1985 Emm has worked across a wide range of organisations in various positions as a key worker specialising in supporting Deaf people in sheltered accommodation, charitable organisations, education, HM prison, healthcare and with individual 1 to 1 support.
Emm is active within the deaf community and has been teaching adults and children in schools for many years. Along with an extensive range of qualifications she holds a Bachelor Of Science (Hons) in Deaf Studies and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) allowing her to develop a range of bespoke and tailored course across multiple industries.
Emm works within the UK offering commercial and private tuition with a focus on helping individuals, local services and businesses understand their obligations to the Equality act of 2010.
In the last few years Emm has developed a range of courses that are designed to educate organisations on how to provide accessible workplaces and adopt a Deaf friendly environment, enabling staff and management to become Deaf Aware and are able to effectively communicate in BSL at an introductory level with their Deaf employees and clients/customers.
With her expertise and commitment Emm remains loyal to her ambitions to provide excellence, passion and enjoyment at all levels of education, whether that be through commercial or mainstream teaching and she continues to support learners to gain an invaluable insight into the amazing language of British Sign Language, encompassing a solid grounding in the cultural aspects of the deaf community at the integral start of their BSL journey.
Your privacy is important to us. It is Study Sharpe's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, http://studysharpe.co.uk, and other sites we own and operate.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
This policy is effective as of 12 August 2020.