BSL Courses

Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

Introduction

Our Level 1 Award in British Sign Language Courses will be starting in October 2019 & January 2020.

These are all at our Centre in Farnborough on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, or Tuesday afternoons 12noon - 2pm.

Sign for Thoughts is a local centre and our courses are competitively priced. We offer quality teaching, a friendly service, and our consistently high assessment results are testimony to our success. Many of previous Level 1 students have enjoyed BSL so much, that they have gone on to further levels.

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Qualification Structure

Your new BSL skills are assessed over 3 distinct units:

  • BSL101: Introduction to BSL
  • BSL102: Conversational BSL
  • BS 103: Communication about BSL in everyday life


To achieve the full Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, candidates must pass all units. Unit BSL101 is internally assessed by the teacher. Units BSL102 and BSL103 are externally assessed by a Signature assessor.
Visit the Signature website for more information.

Qualification Objectives

This is an ideal course for anyone interested in starting to learn BSL and requires no previous experience or knowledge. Learning is made fun and we will guide you through from absolute beginner to being able to hold simple conversations in Sign.

Our BSL Level 1 course is fully accredited by Signature, as recognised by Ofqual (the Office of the Regulator for Qualifications, Examinations and Assessments in England).

In your class you will participate in 60 hours of training from a fully qualified and experienced BSL Teacher. The course is a balanced mix of direct teaching, with supported practice and group work to fully consolidate your learning. The course is designed for you to incorporate another 26 hours practice outside of class through homework and joining in with activities in the Deaf community. The assessments will take place towards the end of your course.

Course Dates

The dates for the courses are as follows:

Tuesdays 1st October 2019 - 16th June 2020 - Sign for Thoughts Training Centre - evening or afternoon classes available.

Thursdays 3rd October 2019 - 18th June 2020 - Sign for Thoughts Training Centre.

January - July 2020 - days to be confirmed.

Course Costs

Course fees are £390 (including VAT).
Plus Assessment fees of £96.
Total: £486

Payment of fees by installments may be agreed upon arrangement.

Optional and highly recommended for learners
1 year subscription to SignWorld an online BSL resource, including a bonus Deaf Culture package - £30.

Why Choose us

We care about our students and we will support you every step of the way throughout your BSL journey. Our tutors and assessors are extremely talented in their field and have many years of experience behind them. Our 12 years delivering high quality teaching has given us a good reputation with students and the Deaf community alike.

We genuinely care about your success!


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