BSL Level 1

BSL Level 1

Congratulations on starting your BSL journey!

Our Signature-accredited Level 1 BSL course is made up of three units.

Unit BSL101 focuses on greetings and introductions.

Unit BSL102 focuses on food and drink, family and home, pets and animals and describing your house.

Unit BSL103 focuses on work, people you know and describing buildings.

Course Information

Introduction to BSL Level 1

Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL). A range of topics are studied that involve simple, everyday language use. This Level 1 course provides an introduction to BSL and is suitable for all learners.


The course is divided into three units and candidates are required to pass all units to gain the qualification.

The units include the following topics:
BSL 101 Introduction to BSL – meeting people, using numbers, weather, transport and directions

BSL 102 Conversational BSL – at home, people, animals and objects, using numbers, interests and activities

BSL 103 BSL at School, College or Work – getting around, exchanging information, refreshments, and using numbers


Assessments take place during normal class time and the assessment fees are included in the course price.

Key Facts

Start Date: Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Duration: 8 Weeks
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Finish Date: Wednesday 5th January 2022.
Teacher: Alison Wherry-Alimo & Mark Hooper
*This an intensive course running Tuesday and Wednesday evenings*
Start Date: Monday 21st Feb 2022
Duration: 20 Weeks
Time: 12pm-3pm
Finish Date: Monday 25th July 2022
Teacher: Deborah Van Halle
Start Date: Monday 11th April 2022
Duration: 20 Weeks
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Finish Date: Monday 26th August
Teacher: Deborah Van Halle
Start Date: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Duration: 20 Weeks
Time: 12pm-3pm
Finish Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022
Teacher: Deborah Van Halle

All new courses are back to face to face training.
We are also able to hold 1:1 online courses for Level 1 and Level 2. Please get in contact for more information on

Individuals: £595 (including £99 Signature Assessment fee and VAT)

Organisations: £774+VAT (includes £99 Signature Assessment fee)

*Payment plan options available*

Entry Requirements:

This is a course for beginners – no prior knowledge of BSL is required

A non-refundable deposit of £60 is required to book onto this course

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