British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL) is an officially recognised language in its own right, with a unique grammatical structure. Using BSL will enable you to communicate with Deaf sign language users. Progression to advanced levels can also open up a range of employment opportunities to work with Deaf people. City Lit offers the fullest range of courses, enabling you to progress from introductory or beginner level right through to advanced level 6 .

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

For more information on how the Centre for Deaf Education has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our 'adapting to change to support the deaf community' page.

  1. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  2. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.



    The assessments could take place either online or face to face. If the assessment takes place online, it will be via Zoom. If the face to face process is used, it will be on a one to one basis with your course tutor.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £799.00
    Senior fee: £673.00
    Concession: £597.00

  3. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    New
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

  4. BSL level 1

    New
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £502.00
    Concession: £444.00

  5. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £203.00

  6. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 5 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a coursework and assessment course. After you have completed your Level 6 in BSL Part one Language development and are ready for Part two assessment, this course will provide you with all of the coursework and assessments required throughout six all-day sessions over a period of 2 months. Each Unit is different and is broken down into smaller “assessment” modules. All eight assessments must be passed in order to achieve a full level 6 qualification.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

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