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.

  1. BSL level 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: 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.

    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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £502.00
    Concession: £444.00

  2. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. Deaf history: one-day course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  4. BSL level 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    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 will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £879.00
    Senior fee: £879.00
    Concession: £652.00

  5. Level 3 certificate in BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    The course fee is £1265, plus an upfront fee of £234 payable at the time of your enrolment.

    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    If you’re unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 020 7492 2500 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk

    For more information, please call Sign Language and Lipreading (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2725.

    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: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  6. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 2020
    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 is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £203.00

  7. Pre-level 3 in BSL

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £339.00

  8. Teaching methods for BSL teachers workshop

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Please come and enrol on this one off workshop!

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. BSL taster session

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a one-off free session to give you a taste of what happens in a British Sign Language class. The class will be a fun and relaxed group where you will learn some basic signs in BSL. If you enjoy the class, you can discuss course options with the tutor at the end.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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