Introduction to British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness

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This Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness course is suitable for anyone interested in learning BSL. You can learn BSL to connect with more people, enhance your professional opportunities, or broaden your social horizon.

Whether you’re a beginner or have some knowledge about BSL, you can take this course without any worries.

Course Information

This 4 week course is designed to teach you how to communicate basically 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. This course runs for 11 weeks
and is assessed through conversations in British Sign Language and a practical
assessment of skills.

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at learners that wish to learn new communication skills and a whole new language. This Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness course will teach you some of the skills to help people with communication disabilities. Along with learning to sign alphabets and numbers, this course will prepare you to communicate effectively in sign language.

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

Benefits / Skills

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

Assessment Types

This qualification runs for 11 weeks and you will informally be assessed by your teacher through in-class activities.

Entry Requirements

Aged 19+

Career Progression

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

Course Details

Duration

11 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date

25/01/2023

Course Code

78707-03

Course Fee (Adult)

£80   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

History

Develop practical language skills

Facilities

Learn how to communicate with new audiences

Adult & Community
Leeds City College
Leeds City College