Training and Assessment Team
Liz Smith (MSc Hons) TSLI, was drawn to learning British Sign Language, after using Baby Sign from Talk First with both her children and seeing the difference clear communication made to their lives, before they were able to communicate verbally.
Liz formally commenced learning British Sign Language in October 2014 after taking the opportunity of redundancy from her Leadership role at Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance as she was looking for a career change. Liz continued through the Signature training whilst raising her 2 young children, completing Level 6 in August 2017 and commenced Interpreter training in October 2017.
Liz returned to Royal and Sun Alliance in September 2017 and is now completing her studies towards RSLI alongside her role as a Resource Optimisation Analyst and centre administrator for BSL Interpretations Training.
Outside of work, Liz can be found at AEGIS Martial Arts Centre in Hebden Bridge, where she is a Black Belt and Instructor and provides BSL interpretation for students and parents within the academy. Liz has recently taken up Jiu Jitsu to compliment her Instructor role and loves to swim.