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British Sign Language – Level 1

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Courses Code
QE1CEBSL
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Part Time
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£449
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  • Is this course for you?

    The Level 1 Award in British Sign Language 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. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.

    The course consists of units 101, 102 and 103 with exams/assessments.

  • Required qualifications

    The Level 1 Award in British Sign Language can be taken without any previous BSL experience at any level. This qualification allows learners to gain basic skills and confidence in the two areas of production and reception of BSL.

    BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Learn basic language skills to communicate simple conversations with deaf people.

    The course will cover topics common to conversations when meeting new people, such as introductions, greetings, family and descriptions.

    Appropriate etiquette and the directness of the deaf community. The importance of good eye contact, facial expressions and body language.

    Building their confidence, communication skills and to practice and persevere with their receptive skills.

    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
  • Careers

    On completion of the Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, a wide range of further qualifications are available, including:

    • Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language
    • Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language

    These qualifications would potentially lead an individual to various employment opportunities.

  • English and maths

    English and maths is embedded into the course.

  • Other important information

    The course is for 19+ learners aged 19+.

    Remission of fees is available for the course depending on certain criteria required.

  • Is this course for you?

    The Level 1 Award in British Sign Language 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. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.

    The course consists of units 101, 102 and 103 with exams/assessments.

  • Required qualifications

    The Level 1 Award in British Sign Language can be taken without any previous BSL experience at any level. This qualification allows learners to gain basic skills and confidence in the two areas of production and reception of BSL.

    BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL.

  • What skills will I develop?

    Learn basic language skills to communicate simple conversations with deaf people.

    The course will cover topics common to conversations when meeting new people, such as introductions, greetings, family and descriptions.

    Appropriate etiquette and the directness of the deaf community. The importance of good eye contact, facial expressions and body language.

    Building their confidence, communication skills and to practice and persevere with their receptive skills.

    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
  • Careers

    On completion of the Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, a wide range of further qualifications are available, including:

    • Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language
    • Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language

    These qualifications would potentially lead an individual to various employment opportunities.

  • English and maths

    English and maths is embedded into the course.

  • Other important information

    The course is for 19+ learners aged 19+.

    Remission of fees is available for the course depending on certain criteria required.

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  • Level 1 British Sign Language

    Code: QLE1CEBSL

    Cost: £449

    Start Date: 3rd October 2022

    Start Time:19:00 PM

    End Time:21:00 PM

    Part Time: 32 Week(s)