British Sign Language

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Did you know!

  • Develop practical language skills
  • Learn how to communicate with new audiences

Course Information

Introduction

We can now offer both Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language Courses available from September 2024.

Level 1 - This 20 week course is designed to teach you how to communicate with deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. You will gain the basic skills and confidence in production and reception of British Sign Language.

Level 2 - This 30 week course is designed to teach you how to communicate with deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. You will gain the basic skills and confidence in the production and reception of British Sign Language.

Overview

BSL Level 1 – Learners will focus on introducing themselves, exchanging
greetings, discussing simple topics like weather, family, and daily routines,
and understanding basic instructions.


BSL Level 2 – Learners cover more advanced linguistic features, cultural
aspects, and practical applications of BSL in various
contexts.

Who is this course for?

These courses are aimed at learners who wish to either learn new or further develop their communication skills and a whole new language. These British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 and Level 2 courses will teach you the skills to help people with complex communication disabilities. These courses will prepare you to communicate effectively in sign language.

Benefits and skills

  • Fingerspelling
  • Numbers, Colours
  • Introductions,
  • Family/Relationships
  • Time, Money, Days, Months, & Seasons
  • Food & Drink
  • Conversation

Entry requirements

Aged 19+

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

  • Support worker for deaf learners
  • Sign language interpreter
  • Communication Support Worker
  • Social worker for the deaf

Assessment types

BSL Level 1 - This qualification runs for 20 weeks and is assessed through conversations in British Sign Language and a practical assessment of skills.

BSL Level 2 - This qualification runs for 30 weeks and is assessed through conversations in British Sign Language and a practical assessment of skills.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 78352-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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