We offer a range of Sign Language courses to suit all needs. From a one day taster, to a short course and then move on to longer accredited courses.
£15.00 – £285.00
Level 1 Award in British Sign Language
Our next course will begin on Tuesday 16th January 2018.
This qualification is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.
Level 1 Award in British Sign Language is suitable for those who:
- want to learn basic language skills to communicate simple conversations with Deaf people
- want to learn new language skills as part of a programme of study
- want to progress to more advanced study and/or employment using BSL in the future
- are studying for personal development
- are parents, family, friends or colleagues of Deaf people.
This course is broken up into 3 units, each of which can be achieved separately but in order to achieve the full Level 1 qualification, you would need to pass all 3 units.
Assessment requires the learner to be recorded conversing with the tutor using Sign Language covering a variety of specific topics learnt and practiced throughout the course.
|Unit||Unit title||Assessment||Guided Learning Hours (GLH)||Additional study hours||Cost per module|
|BSL101||Introduction to BSL||Practical assessment of skills||20||10||£95|
|BSL102||Conversational BSL||Conversation in BSL||22||8||£95|
|BSL103||Communicate in BSL about Everyday Life||Conversation in BSL||22||8||£95|
Additional study hours include private study, homework, practice, etc.
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.
BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL.
At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:
- understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL
- take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL
- give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL
- give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL
On completion of Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, a wide range of further qualifications are available, including:
- Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language
- Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language
These qualifications would potentially lead an individual to various employment opportunities
Sign Language Taster
A one day course from 9:30am to 2:30pm that is aimed at beginners to sign language. This course costs £15.
Tuesday 20th February 2018
Tuesday 29th May 2018
You will need to bring ID with you to your first class, such as driving license, passport, bank card etc.
Please bring a pen and notebook with you for your notes.
Once you have decided that this course is for you, to book online, please select the start date for your chosen course from the drop down list and add to cart. If you are booking for more than one person, please put the extra person’s name in the comments box.
If you have an additional learning need (ALN) or require support during exams, for example, extra time or a reader, then an assessment for exam access arrangements will need to be arranged prior to the exam. Please make us aware of any support needs when booking onto the course.
You can also book over the telephone by calling 01437 753206/139.
£15.00 – £285.00