BSL level 1

Course Dates: 22/09/21 - 23/03/22
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Have you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.

You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
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Course Code: QB316

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Started Wed, eve, 22 Sep - 23 Mar '22

Duration: 22 sessions (over 27 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course is designed to enable you to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language at level 1 standard within a range of everyday topics. The course leads to the Level 1 Award in BSL, accredited by the Signature awarding body. The qualification comprises three units: introduction to British Sign Language, conversational British Sign Language and British Sign Language at school, college or work. You will have the opportunity to undertake the examinations for these three units within the course.

To achieve the full certificate in BSL, you must pass all three units. Unit BSL101 is internally assessed. Units BSL102 and BSL103 are externally assessed by a Signature assessor.

What will we cover?

You will learn level 1 BSL communication skills relating to the following topic areas:
- meeting people
- using numbers
- weather
- transport
- directions
- people, animals and objects in the home
- interests and activities
- refreshment
- getting around.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL
- take part in simple conversations in BSL
- give and understand simple directions in BSL
- give and understand simple descriptions in BSL.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You will not need an interview for the Level 1 in BSL course – you can enrol directly.

You will need to have basic literacy as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations and read topics and instructions for examinations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The teaching delivery methods will include:
• Interactive teaching
• Pair work - breakout sessions
• Questions and answers
• Group discussion
• 1 to 1 feedback sessions with your teacher
• Google classroom for resources

You will be expected to practice your BSL skills at home as homework. You will have access to resources on the Signworld online which you will be asked to refer to for homework – there are no additional costs for this.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There will be no additional costs for this course.
Examination fees are included in the course fees.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Successful candidates can apply for a place on a Level 2 in BSL course or a Pre-level 2 course.

Carolina Delgado Espejo

Carolina comes from a deaf family and has always used Sign Language. Her Level 3 teaching qualification enables Carolina to teach BSL classes. Carolina teaches introduction to BSL and level 1 at City Lit. When not working at City Lit, she also works at Oak Lodge school as a Teaching Assistant with deaf pupils from year 7 to year 11 and as a BSL teacher with hearing parents of deaf children. Outside of work she is actively involved in the deaf community around the UK - volunteering as liaison women's coordinator for the Deaf champion football league of Europe, deaf youth club and is an active member of a deaf badminton group. Carolina is very proud to be a member of the BSL team here at City Lit.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.