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Fast-track Level 1 and 2 Award in British Sign Language

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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 the information page for the Fast-track Level 1 and 2 Award in BSL.

Are you age 18 and over who has completed their GCSE’s and possibly A-Levels? Interested in learning British Sign Language but can handle a fast, challenging pace? Then this is the course for you!

This course combines the Level 1 and Level 2 Award in BSL. You will get done in half the time and at a significant discount on our already competitive course prices.

This course 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 are delivered remotely via Zoom or face-to-face at our Lewisham office in London. None of this pre-recorded rubbish, this is real people teaching real people, live. That’s live hours of teaching at a quality you won’t find anywhere else.

The specification has been designed using the UK Occupational Language Standards at Levels 1 and 2.

It is designed to Signature specifications and you will receive a Signature accredited certificate upon completion.

The Units you will learn are;

  • BSL 101 Introduction to BSL – meeting people, using numbers, weather, transport and directions
  • BSL 102 Conversational BSL – at home, people, animals and objects, using numbers, interests and activities
  • BSL 103 BSL at School, College or Work – getting around, exchanging information, refreshments, and using numbers
  • BSL 201 – BSL Receptive Skills
  • BSL 202 – BSL Productive Skills
  • BSL 203 – Conversational Skills

Study Tips

BSL uses finger spelling for names or information that may not have a sign. It really important to master this skill. Click to download a pdf.

Similarly BSL uses fingers for numbers. Another really important skill to remember. Click to download a pdf.

Qualification objectives

At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:

  • understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL
  • take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL
  • give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL
  • give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL

Course Details

Classes will be held weekly from 18:00 to 20:30.
Currently, classes will be hybrid face-to-face and remote via Zoom.

Apply

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