British Sign Language Level 1
This qualification is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL. BSL 1 assessment is divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately; Introduction to BSL ; Conversational BSL; Communicate in BSL about Everyday Life.
The course runs over 64 hours with an additional 26 hours study time outside of the lessons. Each class is usually 2 hours long held on an evening or Saturday during Term Time.
Please contact Deafconnect for the up to date information about the next course.
If you would like to register your interest for BSL 1 or BSL 2 please click here to fill in your details
If you have a child who is Deaf, you may be eligible for funding from the Birkdale Trust towards course fees. To see if you are eligible click here to see the criteria and application form
For more information about the curriculums please see Signature's website
British Sign Language Level 2
This qualification is designed to enable learners to develop their skills to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) in a range of everyday situations. The qualification will allow learners to participate in longer and more varied conversations than at Level 1. The course will develop communication in BSL about real life, routine, and daily experiences. The learner will be able to deal with most routine communication and have enough understanding of grammar to cope with some non-routine communication. BSL 2 is also divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately.
The course runs over 100 hours with an additional 50 hours study time outside of the lessons. Each class is usually 2 ½ hours long held on an evening or Saturday during Term Time.