What we offer?




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).

There are 12 million people with hearing loss across the UK, that’s around one in six of us.

An estimated 900,000 people in the UK have severe or profound hearing loss.

By 2035, we estimate there’ll be around 14.2 million people with hearing loss across the UK.


Bespoke Deaf Awareness Training for businesses

Specific and tailored training courses in all sectors, including:

  • Healthcare

  • Recruitment

  • Construction

  • Public Services

  • Education

  • Institutions

  • Hospitality

  • Sports Clubs

  • Leisure Facilities

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

Supported learning via:
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What our clients say

There are 50,000 children with hearing loss in the UK. Around half are born with hearing loss while the other half lose their hearing during childhood.

More than 40% of people over 50 years old have hearing loss, rising to 70% of people over the age of 70.

We estimate that there are at least 24,000 people across the UK who use British Sign Language (BSL) as their main language (although there are likely to be more that we don’t know about).


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North Somerset Citizens Advice
North Somerset
Avon and Somerset Police
Weston College
Weston Museum

About emm

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.

Emm Sharpe - Founder and Director of Study Sharpe
Always Good to Check
Making small changes really counts
Word of Mouth Really Matters

To find out how we are helping companies like yours with deaf awareness training.

Drop us a line

Grisleys Farm, Cole Pole Ln, Stogursey,
Bridgwater TA5 1PY
+44 7746 060 547

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