BSL Level 1 Courses


Venue: Communic8te Bury, 8 Tenterden Street, BL9 0EG

Start date: Monday 25th January 2021
Time: 6pm to 9pm

Enrolment deadline: 04/01/2021
Discount enrolment deadline: 14/12/2020


Richmond Tea Rooms, 46 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WF

Start date: Tuesday, 9th February 2021
Time: 6pm to 9pm

Enrolment deadline: 19/01/2021
Discount enrolment deadline: 29/12/2020

  • What's Involved

    • The course is designed to develop communication with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of simple, everyday topics.
    • There are 3 units, which are assessed internally and externally.
    • The course typically lasts 4 to 5 months
    • Lessons are held weekly on a weekday evening between 6 and 9pm.
    • Access is provided to Deaf Solutions 3 online 'Student Zone' for course support material.
    • Deaf Solutions 3 offer 'Signature' qualifications: Signature is the leading awarding body for Deaf communication qualifications in the UK.
    • Tutor: Gary L Taylor, with over 20 years teaching experience and twice winner of Signature North West Teacher of the Year Award
  • Fees

    • Course fee £275.00*
    • Exam fee
      • £104.00.
      • £74.00 for under 18s.
      • Taking the exam is optional
    • Total including Exam Fees £379.00.
    • Payment plans are offered by Deaf Solutions, with monthly instalments.
    • £50 deposit to secure your place.
  • Discounts*

    • Enrol early and receive 10% discount off the course fee element.
    • See enrolment panel for discount deadlines
    • Recommend a friend and both receive 5% discount off your course fees.
  • Qualification

    • Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, comprising of the following units:
    • BSL101 Introduction to BSL
      Introductory skills providing a limited range of simple words and sentences.
    • BSL 102 Conversational BSL
      Skills for simple, predictable conversations or instructions in relation to activities at home, e.g., using numbers and describing interests and commenting on the weather.
    • BSL 103 BSL at School, College or Work
      Skills for simple, predictable conversations or instructions in relation to activities e.g., describing the building, activities carried out, transport used, directions.

    Progression from Level 1?
    Progression onto BSL Level 2, BSL Level 3 is possible, depending on the requirements of the student.

  • COVID-19

    • All venues have been risk assessed with necessary steps implemented to ensure student safety.
    • Online contingency in place should further restrictions prevent classes from taking place.
    • Smaller class sizes.

The next step is to:
• Return your completed application form by email to
• Pay the £50.00 deposit required to secure your place on the course.
• Details of the full cost of the course and how to pay can be found on page 2 of the application form.