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British Sign Language Diploma - CPD Certified

Sign language is one of the only ways in which deaf people or those with hearing impairments are able to communicate. This type of language involves not only hand gestures but also facial expressions and body language, all combined to enable effective communication.

The British Sign Langauge online course will go over some of the main elements of this language, as well as its interesting history.

See below for more information.

Sold By: Be-a Education Ltd


Course Overview

Sign language is now used all over the world in many different forms. In this online course we will primarily focus on the UK’s main form of sign language: British Sign Language (BSL).

The course will also take a look at the importance of deaf awareness and why sign language is such an irreplaceable tool. People who learn sign language have many opportunities in the job market, which this course will also go over.

You will then learn many commonly used words in BSL. These are covered in three separate stages:

1. ‘Foundation’ – alphabet, numbers, colours, animals
2. ‘Basic’ – people, hobbies, weather, transport, time
3. ‘Expansion’ – greetings, daily life, home, question forms, expressions, food and drink, compass

The BSL words will be demonstrated in videos. When practising the words yourself, try to copy exactly what the person in the video is doing.

Many signs require the use of only one hand, but some require both hands to be used. You can choose which is your dominant or main hand in signing – most people choose the hand they write with. Whichever you choose, make sure you are consistent. Don’t start signing with one dominant hand and then change halfway through the conversation, as this will lead to confusion.

All in all, you will complete this BSL course with a good knowledge of sign language in general and, specifically, a sound understanding of British Sign Language.

You will then have enough knowledge to go on to complete the Level 1 Award in BSL.

You will learn;

  • The difference between British Sign Language and other types of sign language around the world
  • How sign language is used, and why it’s so important
  • The basics and history of British Sign Language
  • Job opportunities for people who learn British Sign Language
  • Nearly 300 signs that can help in your day-to-day life
Course Benefits
  • Gain a working knowledge of British Sign Language
  • Discover what kinds of job opportunities people who know sign language have access to
  • Learn about important aspects of the deaf community, and help build awareness
  • Complete the course with valuable knowledge about sign language and its history
  • It’s a great introduction to BSL, before taking the Level 1 Award.
Course Modules

Module1: Introduction to British Sign Language and Overview of Worldwide Sign Language

Module 2: Deaf Awareness and Career Opportunities for People Who Know Sign Language

Module 3: Foundation – Letters

Module 4: Foundation – Numbers

Module 5: Foundation – Colours

Module 6: Foundation – Animals

Module 7: Basic – People

Module 8: Basic – Hobbies

Module 9: Basic – Weather

Module 10: Basic – Transport

Module 11: Basic – Time

Module 12: Expansion – Greetings

Module 13: Expansion – Daily Life

Module 14: Expansion – Home

Module 15: Expansion – Question forms

Module 16: Expansion – Expressions

Module 17: Expansion – Food and Drink

Module 18: Expansion – Compass

Course Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours

Payment Options and Discounts

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For a licence for 10 or more user enrolments, discounts, or if you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice, please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected].

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