Recognised as a language in its own right in 2003 and legally as an official language of Britain in 2022, thankfully more and more people are becoming aware of this beautiful language and diverse culture. For too long, Native BSL users have experienced communication barriers on a daily basis. Taking the time to learn some fundamentals can go a long way to supporting an inclusive society.
This Level 1 course will introduce you to basic conversational content. It is suitable for those considering higher level BSL qualifications in the future. It is also beneficial to those that simply wish to learn another language, are studying for personal development or have friends and family that are BSL users.
While written and online resources are invaluable, the nature of this three-dimensional language lends itself to in-person tutorials. The classes at college will be a very interactive experience.
The qualification is split into three units: Introduction to BSL; Conversational BSL and Communication in BSL about everyday life. The first unit is assessed internally, the second two are assessed externally. Upon completion, you will receive a Level 1 qualification and certificate.
After Your Course
A British Sign Language level 2 course.
Whilst this qualification might enhance careers in the health, care and education sectors, it is likely to be beneficial in most industries.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Have an annual salary of less than £20,319.
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit.
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another school/college.
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/23 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification.
- Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship.
See the Student Money pages for more information.