An introduction to understanding and communicating in British Sign Language for learners with no previous knowledge. These are complementary but separate courses; students can enrol for one or both.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a willingness to participate is essential.

Dates and Times

17th September 2019 - 26th November 2019

21st January 2020 - 31st March 2020

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Course Content

The course will give a basic introduction to British Sign Language, which will help you to begin understanding and communicating with users. It will cover basic communication, including areas such as:

This will be suitable for people who wish to communicate with non-hearing friends, colleagues and family members but is also a fun way to begin to experience the culture associated with the deaf community.

Teaching Method(s)

Lots of pair and group work with an experienced teacher. The emphasis is on practical communication skills.

Exams and Assessments

No formal assessment but in-course assessment will enable students to monitor their progress and this will be reviewed by the tutor.


There is no formal qualification for this course. You will receive a College Certificate of attendance to show you have attended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need previous knowledge?

Not for Part 1. Part 2 will assume you have attended Part 1 but you may have enough prior experience without this.


Students will be able to progress from Beginners 1 to Beginners 2, later in the year. Students who complete Beginners 2 will be able to progress into Continuers 1 and 2 in the second year. Please register your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Course Fees

The cost of this course is £210 for each 10 week block.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

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