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 .

  1. BSL taster session

    New Evening
    Course Date: Thu 12 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Mon 6 Jan 2020 (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.
    Full fee: £799.00
    Senior fee: £672.00
    Concession: £596.00

  3. BSL level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020 (and 7 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.
    Full fee: £639.00
    Senior fee: £639.00
    Concession: £470.00

  4. Level 3 certificate in BSL

    Course Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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 £1211, plus an upfront fee of £188 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.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £1,399.00

  5. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £135.00

  6. Level 6 in BSL - part 1 (language development)

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is the language development part of the level 6 in BSL. Ideal if you have passed level 3 in BSL and you want to develop your skills up to the appropriate standard for progression to a level 6 qualification. Develop and establish fluency in your use of BSL in a variety of situations and registers, in both productive and receptive skills.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  7. Deaf history: one-day course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A brief introduction to the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. You can further explore this fascinating one day course by joining our deaf history part one course. This course is taught in BSL.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  8. BSL Roleshift / referent practice workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 2 or 3 BSL course and would like to get a better understanding of how role shift and referents are used in BSL? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this important area of BSL to improve your knowledge and fluency.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  9. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you currently on a Level 3 course in BSL? If you need some guidance by an experienced teacher, this course will provide guidance and tips to help you develop strategies for how best to approach the level 3 receptive exam (Unit 321).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  10. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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

  11. Level 6 in BSL - part 2

    Course Date: Wed 6 May 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £999.00

  12. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £197.00

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