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“Signature are passionate about increasing the number of BSL users across the UK. Appa me are one of our fantastic centres who contributes towards us doing this, delivering a range of BSL courses with great dedication and commitment”
– Lindsay Foster Executive Director

Welcome to appa Training

Popular Classes

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Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

This qualification is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. You will gain basic skills and confidence in the production and reception of BSL.

Our courses start at Level 1 (somewhat GCSE level) up to Level 6 (a University degree equivalent).

appa me ltd, based in Ladywell and just south of Lewisham, is primarily a British Sign Language training company. We offer high-quality BSL training and a range of other professional and vocational courses.

We teach at our office in Lewisham and all classes are simultaneously hosted on Zoom for live teaching be it face to face or remote.

If you want to learn sign language or train as a sign language interpreter we have award-winning teachers delivering courses honed to excellence over 3 decades.

Furthermore, we offer CPD courses aimed largely at professional Interpreters but relevant to CSW’s and Level 6 language users.

For Level 3 courses and up we also offer NUS membership and access to the Totum NUS Student Card.

All British Sign Language classes

Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language

Learners will be able to demonstrate language skills equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages. This means you will be able to understand and use complex BSL in a range of professional work and social situations.

Our teachers

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Kyla Aitken

Lead on Interpreting Programme
Assessor and registration endorser/supervisors.

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Julie Turner

Assessor on the Interpreting Programme
Registration endorser/supervisor

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Laura Gilby

Assessor on Interpreting and Language Courses.

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Lorraine Robinson

Lead on BSL Level 6 and other BSL language levels.

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Irfan Umar

Assessor on Interpreting Course and Centre Co-Ordinator.

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Imran Umar

Centre Director.