Welcome to Sign for Thoughts!

Welcome from the Director of Training

A very warm welcome to Sign for Thoughts!
I'm so pleased that you are thinking of joining us and giving us the chance to be part of your British Sign Language journey. No matter whether you want to learn to Sign as a hobby, or as a stepping-stone for your future career as a Communicator or Interpreter, we have everything you need right here.

In response to a sudden, dramatic decline in the availability of BSL courses across the country, I set up Sign for Thoughts in 2007 to fill the gap and to make sure that learning BSL was available to anyone who wanted to do so. The years have just flown by! What started as humble beginnings of providing a couple of BSL courses per year has grown so successfully that, nearly a decade in, we have now helped our students to gain over 500 individual BSL qualification certificates.

We are now a one-stop-shop for learning BSL at EVERY LEVEL available, and we are registered with both main accrediting bodies (Signature and iBSL). A particularly proud moment for me came recently when we provided our 4th Interpreter Diploma Programme in less than 2 years.

The greatest pleasure and excitement I have is seeing students develop and make progress with their confidence and language skills. It is marvellous to keep in touch with what they go on to achieve when they leave us.

"With Sign Language we can open up the world with wonderful communication, where Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hearing communities warmly welcome each other, and lifelong friendships can be made."

I believe very strongly that Sign Language should be available to EVERYONE, because with Sign Language we can open up the world with wonderful communication, where Deaf, Deaf/ Blind and hearing communities warmly welcome each other, and lifelong friendships can be made.

The whole community has something to gain from sharing a common language;
which is why we work very closely with other organisations including Health Trust, Charity, Local Authority, Schools.

Now I don't do this by myself! I have the most talented team of Deaf and hearing professionals working alongside me, many of whom have been here since the beginning, bringing passion and care to your learning environment.

I do hope you choose us to be part of your learning, but whatever you do and wherever you go I wish you every success and happiness with your future. Keep those fingers moving!

Penny Gunn
Director

Enquires