Have you ever wanted to learn British Sign Language? Have you completed a level 1 BSL course and are looking to progress to higher levels? We offer courses in levels 1-3 run by experienced qualified trainers with a history of helping their students achieve BSL qualifications. BSL courses are now FULL – Please check back for information on future courses.
Level 1 Award in British Sign Language can be taken without any previous BSL experience at any level. This qualification allows learners to gain basic skills and confidence in the two areas of production and reception of BSL.
Choice of three session times:
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Maximum each class:14 candidates
Duration:64 hours of study and assessment during term time only.
- 101 Introduction to BSL
- 102 Conversational BSL
- 103 Communicate about everyday life
This qualification is designed to enable learners to develop their skills to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) in a range of everyday situations. The qualification will allow learners to participate in longer and more varied conversations than at Level 1. The course will develop communication in BSL about real life, routine, and daily experiences. The learner will be able to deal with most routine communication and have enough understanding of grammar to cope with some non-routine communication. Learners should be taught a number of regional variations in sign language.
Choice of two session times:
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Maximum each class: 12 candidates.
Duration:100 hours of study and assessment during term time only.
- 201 Receptive skills
- 202 Productive skills
- 203 Conversational skills
Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language (BSL) caters for the learning needs of those who already have competence in BSL at Level 2. Successful learners must be able to demonstrate competence at Level 3 of the UK Occupational Language Standards (CILT, 2010). This means that the learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations.
Maximum 6 candidates.
Duration: 111 hours of study and assessment during Term time only
- 320 Sign Linguistics Knowledge
- 321 Understand varied British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations
- 322 Use varied British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations
Cost: £1180+£141 registration fee.