British Sign Language

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 courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Pre level 6 in BSL
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    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 £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  2. Pre-level 3 in BSL
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Wherry-Alimo
    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
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  3. Teaching methods for BSL teachers workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Oct 2022

    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
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  4. Level 6 in BSL
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023

    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
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  5. Level 3 certificate in BSL
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Wherry-Alimo
    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
  6. Deaf history: one-day course
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Peter Brown
    A brief introduction to 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. 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
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  7. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Emma Iliffe
    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
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  8. Level 4 certificate in BSL
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Oct 2022

    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 £1,299.00 Senior fee £1,299.00 Concession £1,299.00

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