British Sign Language training

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British Sign Language (BSL) is the signed language of the Deaf community in the UK. It’s a totally different language to English and involves a combination of hand shapes, facial expressions, lip patterns and body language. If you’d like to be more accessible to Deaf BSL users our British Sign Language training for organisations is the ideal solution.

All training is delivered by experienced deaf trainers who make sure that the sessions are friendly, engaging, and enjoyable.

British Sign Language Training for Organisations

Our courses

We offer the following courses to organisations. Unfortunately we are not able to run courses for
individuals.

Introduction to BSL Course

Our introduction to BSL course will provide your staff with basic BSL skills to communicate with Deaf people.

They will learn how to:

  • greet someone in BSL
  • use fingerspelling to introduce themselves
  • hold a brief conversation with a Deaf person
  • recognise and apply basic grammatical structures in BSL

Duration of course 6 hours.

Basic BSL for the workplace

Our basic BSL for the workplace course will give your staff the skills they need to:

  • greet and take leave of someone appropriately
  • fingerspell names of people and places
  • Give and receive basic information at work
  • Give, ask for and understand information in relation to time, money and the
    calendar.
  • Understand ways in which the structure of BSL differs from English.

Duration of the course: 18 hours

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

Would you like your employees to have the opportunity to achieve a qualification? If so, this is the course for you. The course is a Signature accredited course and comprises 3 units:

  • BSL 101 Introduction to BSL
  • BSL 102 Conversational BSL
  • BSL 103 Communicate in BSL about Everyday Life.

Each unit is assessed with a practical assessment which will take place during class time. In order for participants to gain the qualification they must pass all 3 assessments.

  • Understand and communicate simple conversation when meeting people
  • Give, ask for and understand information in relation to time, money, people, and the calendar.
  • Converse about topics such as the weather, transport, interests and activities, and food and drink.
  • Give and receive simple information at work.
  • Give, ask for and understand information about everyday life.
  • Give, ask for and understand information about people
  • Understand and use grammatical structures in BSL.

The course takes place over 10 days which can be booked on days/times convenient to you.

Our clients

FAQs

The courses are very interactive and therefore numbers are limited to 16.

Yes, our trainers travel to your workplace or a venue of your choice.

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