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Lámh (Sign Language) Module 1 Course (Certified)

Malahide Community School Adult Education

Lámh  (Sign Language) Module 1 Course (Certified)


Course Description:

Lámh Module 1 Course. Module 1 is a standalone course. Details below.

What is Lámh? Lámh is a manual sign language system designed for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and communication needs in Ireland. 

This course is for Staff working with children and adults, with special needs, who use Lámh to enhance their communication. It is very suitable for Teachers, SNAs, Social Care Workers, PAs and Preschool & AIMS staff, Volunteers and others, who work in preschools, mainstream and special schools, adult support services and other settings. It may also suit parents and family members.

Participants must attend the two sessions, which comprises the full certified Lámh Module 1 Course. The course materials include LÁMH Module 1 books, LÁMH Certificate and the LÁMH Signs-online digital resource.

Course Content

This course covers an Introduction to Communication, Implementing Lámh at home, preschool, classroom, work & other settings, learning 100+ signs, communication breakdown with people with children and adults with a disability.


Module One is for those who:
  • Require an introduction to Lámh
  • Have started to work in an environment where Lámh is used
  • Have specific contact periods with Lámh users
  • Do not need the 580 signs (yet)
Aims & Objectives By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Use the 100 signs from the Module One Book
  • Use Lámh as an effective communication tool
  • Contribute to assessment or decision making around Lámh
  • Participate effectively in an established Lámh environment.
  • Use Lámh as part of a Total Communication approach.
Where does Module One fit in with the rest of the Lámh training courses?
  • An Accredited Lámh Course
  • Can be taken as a stand-alone course
  • Module 1 is a requirement to undertake the QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 5 Course Using Lámh in the Context of a Total Communication Approach.
  • Is designed for those working in an environment where Lámh is used.
What will it cover?
  • 100 Module One Lámh signs
  • Communication and the impact of communication breakdown
  • Implementing a Signing programme in your setting
  • Setting up a Signing environment
  • Development of Lámh.


There are 2 courses to choose from – one will run in October 2022 and the other will run in November 2022.

Course Start Day, Date & Time:

Course 1: Tuesday 11th October and Tuesday 18th October

                    from 6.30 pm – 9.30pm. (6 hours)


Course 2: Tuesday 22nd November and Tuesday 29th November

                    from 6.30 pm – 9.30pm. (6 hours)


Enrolment  Process:

Step 1 : Go to our website Register using the Easy Payments Plus button

Cost: €110 per person including all materials.

Step 2: Please then also send the following information via email to


Name: _____________________             Work Address/Setting:_________________

Email: ________________________           Mobile / Telephone:_________________ 

Have you had any experience using Lámh? If yes, please describe:


Why do you want to do this course?


 Will you be able to use Lámh regularly? ____________________________________


Cost: €110 (including all materials & Lámh Signs online, LÁMH Certificate.

Course Format: Face to Face, with an option for the Course to switch to online, if necessary.

Places on the course are limited to 12, with priority being given to those supporting a child or adult using Lámh.

Course Duration: Two evenings

Tutor: Margaret Farrell,

Lámh Tutor and Speech and Language Therapist, CORU

             For more information on Lámh, go to

Margaret Farrell, from the Rep of Ireland, is a practitioner and consultant in Disability Services.

Margaret holds B.A. Hons. Degree from Trinity College Dublin, in Speech and Language Therapy 1982.  A M.Sc. Human Communication, University College London 1996, and M. A. in Health Service Management, University College Dublin 2004.

Margaret has worked for many years with people with communication challenges and with disabilities. Her ambition is to support people to develop their communication skills, use their voice to express opinions, make choices and informed decisions in their lives and make themselves heard in their community.

Publications include: Translating quality of life into service action: use of personal outcome measures in the Republic of Ireland Authors: Bob McCormack & Margaret Farrell BILD Dec 2009.


College Name Malahide Community School Adult Education
Course Category Languages, Sign Language
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Award / Certificate
Course Location Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Course Start Date 11th October 2022
Course Fee €110
Course Duration Two evenings
Course Times Tuesday evening 6.30 - 9.30 pm (Two evenings, 6 hour course)
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