British Sign Language (BSL)

British Sign Language IconThese courses are designed to start from an absolute beginners and will teach learners to communicate with deaf people on a range of general topics. You will be taught by a professional Deaf Tutor in a friendly and supportive environment.

Courses lead to a qualification that is divided into three units for the Level 1 and four units for the Level 2.  Each unit for Level 1 can be achieved separately.  For Level 2, learners are required to enrol onto the 25-week course.

Level 1: Part 1

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of British Sign language (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

You will be taught by a trained and experienced deaf BSL tutor. Having a deaf tutor (the equivalent to a native speaker) has its benefits. Students acquire real experience communicating with deaf people and have a better understanding of how interaction with signs takes place.

Key information

  • Course: Mondays 6-8 pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 11 October 2021 - Ends 13 December2021
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees: £110 with an additional fee of £34 for the exam - the exam fee can be paid at the time of enrolment or once the course has started.
  • Course: Wednesdays 3-5 pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 15 December 2021
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees:  £110 with an additional fee of £34 for the exam - the exam fee can be paid at the time of enrolment or once the course has started. 
  • Course: Thursdays 6-8 pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 - Ends 16 December 2021
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees:  £110 with an additional fee of £34 for the exam - the exam fee can be paid at the time of enrolment or once the course has started.

Apply for BSL Level 1 Part 1

Level 1: Part 2

This is for you if you have prior knowledge of British Sign Language or you have completed the iBSL Level 1 Award - Part 1 (1A2 unit). You will continue developing basic conversational skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations. 

You will be taught by a trained and experience deaf BSL tutor enabling students to acquire real experience communicating with deaf people and have a better understanding of how interaction with signs takes place. 

Key information

  • Course: Thursdays 3-5pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 - Ends 16 December2021
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees: £125 with an additional fee of £34 for the exam - the exam fee can be paid at the time of enrolment or once the course has started.

Apply for BSL Level 1 Part 2

Level 1: Part 3

This is for you if you have prior knowledge of British Sign language or you have completed the iBSL Level 1 Award - Parts 1A2 & 1A3. You will continue developing basic conversational skills and basic receptive skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations. 

You will be taught by a trained and experience deaf BSL tutor enabling students to acquire real experience communicating with deaf people and have a better understanding of how interaction with signs takes place. 

Key information

  • Course: Wednesdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 15 December 2021
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees: £125 with an additional fee of £34 for the exam - the exam fee can be paid at the time of enrolment or once the course has started.

Apply for BSL Level 1 Part 3

Level 2

This is for you if you have completed and passed either the full iBSL Level 1 Award (Units 1A1, 1A2 and 1A3) or the full Signature BSL Level 1 Award (Units 101, 102 and 103). 

  • Course: Wednesdays 6-9pm
    Delivery: On-Campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 20 October 2021 - Ends 1 June 2022. This course will start in October 2020. It is a 25-week course that will run until the end of May 2022. It is a complete course. It is not divided into different units like the Level One Award. The course will take place one evening a week and on four Saturdays (see timetable below).
    • Term 1: 10 weeks starting October until December 2021
    • Term 2: 15 weeks starting January until May 2022
    Length: 25 weeks (120 learning hours)
    Fees: Full course £510*. This is payable in full or in three instalments of £167.00 as outlined below.
    • Payment 1 on enrolment
    • Payment 2 by 10 December 2021
      Payment 3 by 4 March 2022

Apply for BSL Level 2