Introduction to British Sign Language

Course Overview

This short course is designed for those with little or no previous experience of using British Sign Language. Sessions are delivered at a comfortable pace within a supportive environment.

You will learn the art of finger spelling to sign numbers and letters and then quickly progress onto using hand shapes to introduce yourself, make personal greetings and ask basic questions. The course will give you the skills and confidence to use sign language to communicate on a number of topics: employment, hobbies, transport, etc.

Included, is a session on deaf awareness that helps learners gain a greater insight and understanding of hearing impairment.

Due to current guidelines governing social distancing, courses may need to be delivered via a combination of online tutorials and classroom based activities.

Course Requirements

No prior knowledge required. Just enthusiasm and a willingness to participate.

Mandatory Units

None

Course Progression

You may wish to progress onto Intermediate British Sign Language.

Course Assessment

None

Course Finance

£80. No charge if in receipt of an eligible benefit or earnings of less than £16,105 per annum.

Course Additional Information

Part-time