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British Sign Language Signature Level 1 Award (Unit 1 - Term 1)

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2021
Study Mode
10 Weeks

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.

Course Modules/units

The course will cover basic greetings, talking about the weather, using numbers, asking for and understanding directions and talking about transport.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and students can be complete beginners, however, they will find the course easier if they have a little knowledge of BSL already.

Dates and Course Durations

September (Eve)20th Sep 2021 – 29th Nov 2021, Mondays, 6pm – 8pm, 10 weeks

Study Method

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.


Assessment methods used throughout the course include:

  • Practical teacher assessment of skills

Course Fees


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.

Additional Costs

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.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Course Progression

Students who successfully complete term 1 of the BSL qualification may progress on to the Level 1 Award Unit 2.

Career Progression

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.

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