British Sign Language - Keeley Street

British Sign Language

"The perfect place to hone your BSL skills" - Evening Standard

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. BSL level 1
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Antony Rabin
    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.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £503.00 Concession £454.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  2. BSL level 2
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Feb 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alesia Parshutsina
    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.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £675.00 Concession £613.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  3. Level 3 certificate in BSL
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    Ideal if you have passed level 2 in BSL and are ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to achieve the level 3 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee £1,399.00 Senior fee £1,399.00 Concession £1,399.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. Level 4 certificate in BSL
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    Ideal if you have completed level 3 in BSL and are ready to develop your skills to level 4 standard. This is a new way to progress onto level 6. This is a Level 4 qualification course accredited by Signature. You will work though a practical programme designed and taught by our experienced teacher.
    Full fee £1,369.00 Senior fee £1,369.00 Concession £1,369.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  5. Pre level 6 in BSL
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    This course is the language development part of the Level 6 in BSL Studies. Ideal for you if you have passed level 3 in BSL or Level 4 in BSL - depending on your BSL skills. This course is suitable for you if you want to continue to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard for progression to the Level 6 in BSL.
    Full fee £629.00 Senior fee £629.00 Concession £629.00
  6. Pre-level 3 in BSL
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    Have you have passed your level 2 in BSL but need more confidence and advice before moving on to a level 3 course? You will improve the standard of your productive and receptive BSL skills to enable you to converse comfortably with a BSL user.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  7. Sign Language Teacher Training Course
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Hopkinson
    Are you deaf and fluent in BSL? Interested to teaching BSL? This specialist BSL teacher training course leads to a national teaching qualification and includes knowledge of BSL and the Deaf Community.







    The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to teach in the post-16 education sector. This could be as a trainer in the private training industry or as a teacher/lecturer in further education.







    You will attend City Lit for lecture blocks over 8 sessions from 6th October 2023 to 8th June 2024.



    The hours are 10.00-17.00 Fridays and Saturdays.



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here
    Full fee £999.00 Senior fee £999.00 Concession £999.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  8. Teaching methods for BSL teachers workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 25 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Richard Carter
    Are you a BSL teacher? Would you like to improve or learn new ways to teach BSL in your class? Richard Carter comes highly recommended - he will teach you how to find the best way for your students to learn BSL. This will help you to become confident and motivate your teaching.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  9. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    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 is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £244.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  10. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    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.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. Level 6 in BSL
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    Ideal if you have achieved your level 3 or level 4 in BSL, depending on your BSL skills, and are ready to progress to Level 6. This course is suitable for you if you want to continue to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard at level 6 in BSL. This course will enable you to understand and use complex BSL in a range of work and social situations. By the end of the course you will need to achieve all 6 assessments to gain a qualification at level 6.
    Full fee £1,799.00 Senior fee £1,799.00 Concession £1,799.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
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