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Did you know that there are 11 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the UK? Knowing how to communicate in British Sign Language (BSL) is a valuable and rewarding skill for anyone to have. This introductory

British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 & 2 Course covers the fundamentals of British Sign Language for beginners, ideal for those who are looking to become qualified BSL interpreters or BSL teaching assistants.

Through instructor-led video guidance, you will start with mastering fingerspelling, taking you through the alphabet and names. Next, you will learn how to sign basic greetings before moving onto everyday topics such as the weather, transport, hobbies and directions. This course also how to sign with and without voice, complete with practical and easy to follow exercises.

By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to use BSL in everyday conversations within the deaf community, using your skills to secure a career in teaching BSL or interpreting. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. So, you can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace from any internet-connected device.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to fingerspell the BSL alphabet and names with precision and accuracy
  • Familiarise with basic greetings and phrases, both with and without voice
  • Develop your vocabulary and test your knowledge with simple training exercises
  • Understand how to sign colours, numbers, ages, the weather and months of the year
  • Know how to ask for directions, discuss your hobbies and modes of transport, in BSL
  • Develop the skills to describe people and animals, professions and leisure activities
  • Learn how to use question forms in BSL and fingerspell with voice
  • Fast track your career with a formal qualification and improve your job prospects in this field

Assessment and Certification

At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. After you have successfully passed the final exam, you will be able to order an Accredited Certificate of Achievement at an additional cost of £19 for a PDF copy and £29 for an original print copy sent to you by post or for both £39.

Career Path

This course will provide you with the essential skills required to communicate on a basic to intermediate level in BSL. On successful completion, you will have the skills, confidence and practical knowledge to enhance your communication with a deaf loved one or fast track a successful career as a BSL interpreter. Professions in this field include:

  • British Sign Language Interpreter
  • BSL Teaching Assistant
  • British Sign Language Support Worker
  • BSL Learning Support Assistant
British Sign Language (BSL) Certificate Course: Level 1 & 2
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Course Curriculum

British Sign Language Level 1
What is British Sign Language? 00:01:00
Introduction to BSL and Fingerspelling
Fingerspelling A-Z with Subtitles 00:02:00
Fingerspelling A-Z without Subtitles 00:01:00
Fingerspelling A-Z 00:05:00
Fingerspelling Right or Left Handed 00:01:00
A to Z Cards 00:10:00
1st Name A to Z in 3 parts – Fingerspelling 00:07:00
1st Name A to Z Fingerspelling 00:01:00
Fingerspelling – Fill in the blanks 00:02:00
Fingerspelling – Fill in the Blanks 00:01:00
What is my name and Live, Where? (UK) 00:03:00
Who am I and Live Where in UK 00:01:00
Exchanging Personal Information
Meeting People and Introduction with Subtitles 00:02:00
Meeting People and Introduction without Subtitles DONE 00:02:00
Questions Signs with without Subtitles 00:01:00
Meeting People 00:04:00
Meeting People 00:10:00
Families
Families 00:10:00
Families Sign Part 1 with Subtitles 00:01:00
Families Sign Part 2 with Subtitles 00:02:00
Families Sign Part 1 without Subtitles DON 00:01:00
Families Sign Part 2 without Subtitles 00:02:00
Numbers (Time, Calendar and Money)
Number 0 to 100 00:05:00
Numbers 00:37:00
Numbers 00:02:00
Numbers 00:01:00
Bingo Numbers Games (4) 00:04:00
BINGO 4 Games 00:01:00
Phone Numbers 00:02:00
Time and Calendar Signs with Subtitles 00:01:00
Time and Calendar without Subtitles 00:01:00
Calendars 00:00:00
What is the Time? With Subtitles 00:01:00
What is the Time? Without Subtitles 00:01:00
What is the time 00:01:00
Calendar Signs with Subtitles 00:05:00
Calendar Signs without Subtitles 00:05:00
Birthday, When? 00:02:00
Birthday When 00:01:00
Colours
Colour Signs with Subtitles 00:01:00
Colour Signs without Subtitles 00:01:00
Colours 00:04:00
Colours 00:30:00
Draw a colour Elephant 00:02:00
Transports
Transports 00:24:00
Transports sign with Subtitles 00:02:00
Transports sign without Subtitles 00:01:00
Transport and Time Signs with Subtitles 00:01:00
Transport and Time Signs without Subtitles 00:01:00
Weather
Weather Signs with Subtitles 00:01:00
Weather Signs without Subtitles 00:01:00
Weather 00:10:00
Weather and Questions 00:01:00
Directions
Directions Signs with Subtitles 00:02:00
Directions Signs without Subtitles 00:02:00
Directions 00:06:00
Questions for Directions Signs with Subtitles 00:01:00
Questions on Directions Signs without Subtitles 00:01:00
Non-Manual Features (NMF) in BSL 00:16:00
Affirmative & Negative Signs with Subtitles 00:01:00
Affirmative & Negative Signs without Subtitles 00:01:00
Affirmative and Negative 00:08:00
Activities/Hobbies and Sports
Activities Interests and Sports Handouts 00:20:00
Information about different clubs 00:07:00
Interests and Hobbies with Subtitles 00:03:00
Interests and Hobbies without Subtitles 00:01:00
Sports Signs with Subtitles 00:03:00
Sports Signs without Subtitles 00:03:00
Hobbies/Interests Questions with Subtitles 00:01:00
Hobbies/Interests Questions without Subtitles 00:01:00
Sports Clubs 00:06:00
STUDY ANSWER Sports Clubs 00:01:00
Description of a Person and Clothes
Description of a Person with Subtitles 00:04:00
Description of a Person without Subtitles 00:04:00
Describing a Person 00:13:00
Describing Clothes with Subtitles 00:02:00
Describing Clothes without Subtitles 00:02:00
HANDOUT Wearing Clothes 00:13:00
Animals
A -Z of Animals with Subtitles 00:02:00
A -Z of Animals without Subtitles 00:02:00
Animal A to Z 00:22:00
Questions about Pets with Subtitles 00:01:00
Questions about Pets without Subtitles done 00:01:00
About Pets 00:02:00
STUDY ANSWERS About Pets 00:01:00
Numbers (Money)
Money Signs (Part 1) with Subtitles 00:01:00
Money Signs (Part 1) without Subtitles 00:01:00
Money Signs (Part 2) with Subtitles 00:01:00
Money Signs (Part 2) without Subtitles 00:01:00
How Much is it? 00:01:00
STUDY ANSWER How much is it 00:01:00
Foods and Drinks
Foods and Drinks with Subtitles 00:09:00
Foods and Drinks without Subtitles 00:09:00
Food and Drink 00:12:00
Hurley’s Food and Drink Menu with Image 00:09:00
Hurley’s Food and Drink Menu without Images 00:09:00
Hurley’ s Food and Drink Menu 00:10:00
Exam
STUDY: BSL LEVEL 1 EXAM 00:04:00
STUDY ANSWERS : BSL LEVEL 1 EXAM 00:01:00
British Sign Language Level 2
Asking Questions about the Jobs with Subtitles 00:02:00
Asking Questions about the Jobs without Subtitles 00:02:00
STUDY What is My Job 00:05:00
Job Vocabulary with Subtitles 00:06:00
Job Vocabulary without Subtitles 00:06:00
Jobs Signs with Images 00:02:00
Jobs Signs without Images 00:02:00
Type of Buildings with Subtitles 00:03:00
Type of Buildings without Subtitles 00:03:00
At Home (Room) with subtitles 00:03:00
At Home (Room) without Subtitles 00:01:00
At Home – What is in each room with subtitles 00:05:00
At Home – What is in each room without Subtitles 00:05:00
How to describe each room with Subtitles 00:12:00
Day to Day Routine with Images 00:02:00
Day to Day Routine without images 00:02:00
Emotional Signs with Subtitles 00:02:00
Emotional Signs without Subtitles 00:02:00
Emotional Signs 00:02:00
Emotional Stories Study 00:05:00
Countries and Flags 00:04:00
L2 Itemising_Listings inc 4 Stories 00:09:00
L2 Multi-Channels Sign with Subtitles 00:03:00
L2 Multi-Channels Sign without Subtitles 00:03:00
Transport HOMEWORK 00:03:00
Order your Certificate
Order your Certificate 00:00:00

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