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British Sign Language (BSL)

The next British Sign Language course will begin in October 2023 - available to enrol now.

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Learn to communicate using British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics using simple everyday language. You will start with our seven week 'Prepare for British Sign Language' course. This is an introduction which progresses onto the 27-week qualification course. The 27-week qualification course will be made available to enrol onto once you have completed the preparation course.

Prepare for British Sign Language Award SIGNATURE Level 1

October - December 2023

£43 Full Fee

£13 Concession

British Sign Language Award SIGNATURE - Level 1

January - July 2024

£288 Full Fee

£0 Concession

Please note, the introductory preparation course is mandatory in order to move on to the full Level 1 qualification.

Sessions run for two hours per week and is currently offered at Idea Store Canary Wharf.

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately. To achieve the full Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, candidates must pass all units. The awarding body is Signature.

Unit 1

Greet people, understand basic conversation and numbers, give and follow simple directions and information.  

Unit 2

Describe people, animals and objects, use numbers, interests and activities, and food and drink.

Unit 3

Getting around, sharing information, weather and using numbers.


Assessments are taken in November, March and June. For more information, please contact

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