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British Sign Language

We are still enrolling and delivering most our classes online during the Covid-19 pandemic.  If you need help to access online learning please call our enquiries team who can explain how you can take a class using a computer, smartphone or tablet (e.g. iPad or similar).

bslDo you have family members who are deaf?

Do you meet deaf people through work or social activities?

Would you like to be able to communicate with deaf people more effectively?

We run a range of Sign Language and deaf related courses which are accredited by "Signature".  These include:

  • Level1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication
  • Communication tactics with deaf people
  • Sign Language Level 1 (65 hours)
  • Sign Language Level 2 (102 hours in classroom; 90 hours home study)

To help prepare learners for the next stage we run bridging courses between Level 1 and Level 2.

All these courses are delivered by deaf Sign Language users. For the Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness and Communication courses, a Sign Language communicator is available to facilitate and enable effective communication to take place.

View our Sign Languages Courses here.

FREE Advice and Courses for Adults

Advice and short courses now available to jobseekers.

To find out more, talk to a member of our staff on 01332 956565 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Note: Not all available courses are shown on the website. Contact the Learner Helpline on 01332 956565 for more details about courses in your area.