Course overview

British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 City of Bristol College

At  Level 1, this course is designed to enable you to develop the essential skills to communicate with deaf people.  

Additional information

Who is this course for?

  • This course is for anyone, including parents, family, friends and work colleagues, who would like to learn basic sign language skills to aid communication. 
  • The course is for adults aged 19+. 

What you'll learn

You will focus on vocabulary relating to everyday language to communicate about various topics. You will also learn British Sign Language (BSL) grammar and structure. 

Course entry requirements

This is a direct enrol course; there are no required minimum qualifications.  

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is delivered on college site. 

This is an interactive course where you will participate in group and pair work. 

Your progress will be assessed through three short communicative exams, one at the end of each unit. 

Future career and study opportunities

Successful students can progress to British Sign Language Level 2. 

Additional costs

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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