British Sign Language Award Level 1





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About the course

This Level 1 course is for people with no previous experience of learning sign language.  It is also a suitable course for those people who have an interest in working with deaf people and is the first step to a career in BSL/English interpreting. It is essential that you commit to attending all classes and practise in your own time to reinforce your learning.

Entry Requirements

This is a level 1 course - so no experience necessary.

  • Commitment to attending all classes
  • You will commit to a further 26 hours of private study and practise in your own time to reinforce what you have learnt
What will I do on this course?

You will focus on vocabulary relating to meeting people, at home, work, school and/or college. You will also learn BSL grammar and structureYou will learn through a variety of activities that include the group as a whole, smaller groups or working in pairs.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone including parents, family, friends and work colleagues of deaf people who would like to learn some basic sign language skills to aid communication. You must commit to attending all classes and for a further 26 hours of additional study time to include private study, homework and practise.

How to apply

To enrol please call 0117 312 5000

How Is this course assessed?

The 1st unit will be internally assessed. You will have a 4-5 minute conversation with your tutor that will be recorded. The next 2 units will be externally assessed, based on 4-5 minute conversation with your tutor.

What could I do next?

Successful students can progress to BSL Level 2.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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