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

Subject Area
Languages
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
10 Weeks
Entry Requirements
Students can be complete beginners but will find the course easier if they have a little knowledge of BSL already.

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.

Entry requirements

Students can be complete beginners but will find the course easier if they have a little knowledge of BSL already.

Course units

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

Assessment methods used throughout the course include:

  • Practical teacher assessment of skills
  • A filmed conversation with the teacher which is externally assessed

Course fees

£180

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.

Course progression

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

Dates & course durations

22nd September 2022 - 1st December 2022, Thursdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
January TBC

Study methods

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.

Facilities

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.

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.

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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