British Sign Language

Date:November 2020Day:Tuesday
Time:7-9.15pmDuration:26 weeks
Qualification:Level 1 Award in British Sign LanguageAwarding Body:Signature

About the course

This qualification teaches learners to communicate with deaf people in British Sign Language on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. Units include:

Introduction to BSL
Conversational BSL
Communicate in BSL about everyday life

The course is suitable for learners who want to learn basic language skills to communicate simple conversations with deaf people, want to learn new language skills, 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 or deaf people.

Sessions will include a range of activities, including signing techniques, practice, mock exams and ongoing assessment.

Entry requirements

This course can be taken without any previous BSL experience.
Candidates must have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL.


Unit 1 is internally assessed. Units 2 and 3 are externally assessed. Students should expect to be filmed for the assessments.


Please bring a notebook, pen and folder.


A further sign language course.


Students must attend a College induction prior to the course start date.

How to apply

You cannot apply for this course on line at present. Please email if you have any queries


This course is co-funded by the Government meaning that all students benefit from reduced fees.

Full funding may be available for learners who are unemployed, are employed and earn less than £16,009.50 per annum or who are aged 19-23 and don’t hold a first full Level 2 qualification. See our fees and funding guidance or contact us to find out more

A £150 non-refundable deposit is payable at the point of booking.