Course Cost (per year):
All short courses have no eligibility for fee remission.
BSL is beneficial for those working in Care, Health, Public Relations/Service, Education, Retail, Business, Employment, Government Agencies, who may come across deaf people in the course of their work.
You will need to have completed the Signature Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Module and BSL Level 1 before enrolling on this course. Opportunity to gain the Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Certificate will be offered in May and September prior to the November intake.
This course requires no interview. No application form.
|Start date||End date||Time||Day of week|
|03 September 2013||17 June 2014||6.00pm-9.00pm||Tuesday|
This course is accredited by Signature and Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP). It will enable you to communicate effectively with profoundly Deaf people.
You will be able to converse in BSL around everyday topics such as family, holidays, hobbies, interests, number and colour work.
Sessions will be delivered using a variety of strategies including role-play, demonstration, practical and group work. In addition, you will be expected to complete approximately one hour home study per week.
Onsite, classroom based.
This is course will run for 3 hours per week over 34 weeks.
All assessments are practical, in 3 separate units and an ongoing part of classroom activity. These take place at the end of the course and include a Receptive, Productive and Conversational Assessment.
This qualification can lead to further training in British Sign Language Level 3, Lipspeaking, Note-Taking and Deafblind Communicator Guide. It is also a useful addition to qualifications in the field of Disability Studies or Communication Support.
There are a number of possible careers available for those wanting to work with Deaf people. Most of these require at least Signature Level 2 skills in BSL. Your tutor will be happy to advise you about progression routes to achieve Levels 3 and 4. If you work in the care/education/health/public sector, you will find this course invaluable for developing your communication skills and your ability to offer equal access to deaf clients.