Level 1 British Sign Language Classes

Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language (QCF) is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL). A range of topics are studied that involve simple, everyday language use. It provides an introduction to BSL and is suitable for all learners.

Candidates are assessed by practical exercises if they wish to gain certification. Successful candidates can progress to Signature Level 2 Certificate British Sign Language.


Where is the course held?

The course is held in our Training Academy, which is just 10 minutes out of Chesterfield town centre. It is easily accessible with public transport as a bus stop is only 5 minutes away with departures every 10 minutes towards town. 

What will the course cover?

  • BSL 101 - Introduction to BSL
            Topics covered: meeting people, using numbers, weather, transport and directions.
  • BSL 102 - Conversational BSL
            Topics covered: at home - people, animals and objects, using numbers, interests and activities and food and drink.
  • BSL 103 - Communicate in BSL about everyday life    
            Topics covered: getting around, sharing day to day information, the weather and using numbers.

How long is the course?
The course will run for 32 sessions. Classes will run Monday Evenings 6-8pm.

When will the next course start?
The next start date is 7th September 2020

How much does the course cost?

The full current cost of this course is £475 which may be paid in full at least two weeks before the start of the course, or in instalments.  If you wish to pay in instalments this will involve a deposit of £160.00, at least two weeks before the start of the course which is not refundable if you do not attend, followed by 4 monthly instalments of £78.75. This course will be run over 32 sessions.  We do not have the facility to accept card payments so we would need payment made by cheque or bank transfer only please.  All prices quoted include:

    • Registration fees
    • Qualified tutor training
    • Assessment fees (whether taken or not)

For more information about learning BSL please call 01246 235 208 or use our Contact Page and we will be happy to advise you.

 Please note – by attending this course you are agreeing to pay the full course costs, if you are paying in instalments and decide to stop attending the course you will still be liable for and invoiced for any amount outstanding.

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