TRAINING & INFORMATION (including AGM and EGM) Saturday 21st June 2014

This year’s AGM will be part of a training and networking day and will also include an EGM to review out Constitution.

The event will take place on Saturday 21st June 2014, 10am to 4pm, at:

The Idea Store Whitechapel

321 Whitechapel Road

London E1 1BU

(For further information on the venue –

The event is free for members and we would urge as many of you as possible to attend and be involved in the running of your association.

We would again like to encourage nominations for the Committee from manual notetakers and from members in areas other than London (meetings can be attended via Skype).

Non members are welcome – please email for more information

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 21st June.


ANP will be at City Lit Deaf Day 2014 and you can find us in room 507.

Most of the Management Committee members will be there during the day, but we would welcome a few members to come and help on our stand. Do please email us if you could spare a couple of hours to help out.

We would also like to invite notetakers to join us after the event at the Enterprise Pub, 38 Red Lion Street, for a chat and some networking – not to mention a drink (food is also available).

City Lit Electronic Notetaking Course Feb 2014 Late Deal

Electronic notetaking: OCNLR Open College Network London Region awarded.


Qualify as an electronic notetaker and earn as you learn, providing access to deaf and disabled students in Further and Higher Education.

This course develops your skills, knowledge and awareness, preparing you for work in a challenging, fulfilling profession.

Course no:   GE003

Dates / times:   17 Feb  – 21 Feb, 10.00 – 17.00, Mon-Fri

Cost:   special late deal!  £744  – now £590!

Venue:   City Lit, Keeley Street, London, WC2B 4BA


You will be required to have a typing speed of around 60wpm, good English and IT skills.

For more information please contact  or 020 7492 2725.

To view the course outline –


Notetaker Tutor Training at City Lit

Would you like to train manual note takers to support students with disabilities?

This one day course trains you to teach the OCNLR notetaking syllabus.

You will receive a City Lit certificate and can apply for permission for your college to deliver the note taking course.


Notetaker Tutor Training (Course code GT622)


27 April 2013


Plan and run a note taking course

Use marking and assessment to develop trainees’ skills

Promote good working practice in an educational setting

Extend good practice of developing services for disabled students

Promote personal skills and self evaluation skills of note taking trainees


10.00 to 17.00


The City Lit Centre for Deaf Education and Learning Support

Keeley Street

London W2B 4BA near Holborn or Covent Garden tube stations


Full fee £325. No concessions


Tutors are Paul Clark and Michael Peart who are both responsible for City Lit note taking Quality Standards

CONTACT: or 020 7492 2725 for further information and application form

Clarion Training Bursary Scheme for Communication Professionals

We have recently received details of a new bursary being offered by Clarion to communication professionals:

Clarion’s Training Bursary Scheme for Communication Professionals

Who is the bursary aimed at?

Any NRCPD registered  BSL/English Interpreter (or about to register),  Deafblind interpreters, Speech To Text Reporters, foreign slgn language interpreters and Communication Support Workers (CSW).

What are the aims of the scheme ?

To support communication professionals working with deaf people

To contribute financially to their Continuous Professional Development (CPD),

To contribute to the quality of our interpreting provision and

To help interpreters who wish  to add to their toolkit of skills.

How long does it run for?

Until the end of  March 2013. The training Course must be completed by then with proof of attendance as well as the ability to qualify.  After this, the success of the scheme will be reviewed and possibly repeated.

Which courses?

Any interpreter training course that contributes directly to CPD

Any course resulting in qualified CSW status (e.g. Deafmatters, City Lit, or Cambridge Regional College),

Any course improving on or adding skills to an already established interpreting base.

How much is it?

Between £100- £400 per person depending on the course and the needs of the individual.


Anywhere in the England or Wales.

How much is available ?

We have a total fund of £8,500 until March 2013.


To find out if you are eligible and for details of how to apply, please go to the Clarion website:


Welcome to our new website

We invite you to look around.

You can find out who we are and what we do. Different types of Notetaking are explained.  We have information on membership of the Association and training courses. We also have links to other useful websites.

If you are looking for a Notetaker the “Find a Notetaker” links go to our Register of Members which gives all the details you need.

Our thanks go to the Big Lottery for funding this project.