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Introduction to British Sign Language


A fun engaging course that provides the basics to get you started communicating with a British Sign Language (BSL) user. This course is always tailored to include specific signs that are relevant to your organisation. This is offered as a full or half day course.

Who should come on the course?

  • People who would like to try out and learn some basic BSL
  • All front line staff
  • People who work with a colleague who is a BSL User

Learning outcomes

  • Know what BSL is and who uses it
  • Be confident producing the BSL alphabet and be able to ‘read’ simple words
    back in BSL
  • Have knowledge of a wide range of basic BSL phrases and questions and be able to use them and ‘read’ them back
  • Learn some signs and phrases relevant to your area of work
  • Know what equipment can help some Deaf people
  • Be aware of the professionals who support d/Deaf people
  • Understand that Deaf etiquette is different to the Hearing world

What clients say about this training

The most satisfying and rewarding day I have had in years – and fun! In a word – inspirational!! Karen Burnell, PA to Deputy PrincipalCentral School of Speech and Drama London

Friendly, engaging session.  Lots of practise of signs & putting them in context.  I really enjoyed it.  Feel I have learnt a lot. 🙂
Delegate Salford Royal NHS Trust October 2017

Booking Information

  • Organisations - Training can be at your venue on dates to suit you for up to 15 delegates
  • Individuals - Individuals may want to book on one of our open courses

Just get in touch for more information.