British Sign Language is the fascinating language used by some 60,000 deaf people in this country. During several years of part time study, you can learn to become competent and fluent in signing with deaf people socially or at work.
Please consider the following before enrolling -
The following learning ladder shows how you can progress through the stages.
Year 1 - Level 1 Award in BSL - Signature
This course is for beginners and involves learning simple everyday language. You need to achieve all three units to gain the Award.
Unit 101 - Introduction to BSL includes:
There are no formal entry qualifications needed to join the level 1 course.
You can find more information about the course and assessments on the Signature website www.signature.org.uk.
Please Note: EACH year of study has a fee attached.
Year 2 - Level 2 Certificate in BSL - Signature. You must hold a CACDP Certificate in BSL at level 1 OR a Signature Level 1 Award in BSL. You will learn functional communication in BSL about a range of real life, routine, daily experiences. You need to achieve all three units to gain the certificate.