BSL British Sign Language Signature Level 1 Award (Unit 1 - Term 1)
This course is suitable for complete beginners of BSL, or those with some basic knowledge who are looking to improve their understanding.
Students will learn to understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences, take part in simple, everyday conversations, give and follow simple directions or instructions and give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL.
Students can be complete beginners but will find the course easier if they have a little knowledge of BSL already.
The course will cover a variety of basic topics including:
- Basic greetings
- Talking about the weather
- Using numbers
- Asking for and understanding directions
- Talking about transport.
Assessment methods used throughout the course include:
- Practical teacher assessment of skills
- A filmed conversation with the teacher which is externally assessed
The fees for this course may vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, or wish to discuss loan options, please contact the Funding Team.
Students who successfully complete term 1 of the BSL qualification may progress on to the Level 1 Award Unit 2.
Dates & course durations
23rd January 2023 - 27th March 2023, Mondays, 6.00pm - 8.30pm for the first 4 sessions, then 6.00pm - 8.00pm for the next 5 sessions.
The course consists of work in the classroom (teaching and practice of BSL). An equivalent time spent on personal study at home may be beneficial to students.
Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.
You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in basic sign language to help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests.