British Sign Language Level 1 Award (Signature) Print this page

Dates: 11/01/23 - 28/06/23
Days: Wednesday 18:30 - 21:30
Sessions: 20
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S33005G12ME
Fees: Standard - £450.00
Concessionary - £0.00

Course Information

You may be entitled to the concessionary fee if you are in receipt of a low income or means tested benefit. For further information please contact enrol@suttoncollege.ac.uk

Learning Aim: 50060703

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NOTE:

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You must be available to sit exams at Sutton College at the following times:

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Monday 15th May (pm)- Unit 103 exam

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Monday 12th June (pm)- Unit 102 exam

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Would you like to be able to communicate with deaf friends or family in British Sign Language (BSL)? Perhaps you have deaf colleagues at work or have deaf customers/service users who you meet in your job role? On this course, you will learn some of the essential basics of British Sign Language to build your knowledge and confidence. This course is ideal for those who have minimal or no current knowledge of British Sign Language and would like to develop their skills further. Please note that if you have already completed a British Sign Language Essential Basics course at Sutton College, some of the material covered in this Level 1 course will already be familiar to you.

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Purpose of Course

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The purpose of this course is to give students the confidence to communicate in British Sign Language for professional reasons and/or personal enjoyment. Completion of this course will lead to a British Sign Language Level 1 Award from Signature.

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On completion of this course, you will be able to-

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  • understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL
  • take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL
  • give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL
  • give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL
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On this course, you will develop the following life skills:

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Mental Wellbeing Social Wellbeing

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Employability Skills

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Confidence building

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What level is this course & what skills do I need?

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This course is Level 1 (Beginners). You do not need previous experience in British Sign Language. The course is suitable for complete beginners.

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Is a course approval interview/assessment required?

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No

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Additional information

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To achieve the qualification, students must successfully complete assessments/exams in each of the following units-

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  • Introduction to BSL
  • Conversational BSL
  • Communicate in BSL about Everyday Life
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If students do not pass their exam at their first attempt, they will have the opportunity of paying for re-sits, providing they notify our Exams Department within one month of receiving their below pass result. All re-sits must be taken within three months of the end of the course. Re-sits beyond this time may not be possible.

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What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

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You can progress on to a British Sign Language Level 2 course.

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If you are unsure of your next steps for education, employment or career choices our Advice Service can help. Contact advice@suttoncollege.ac.uk

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**Please note:  Changes may need to be made to the delivery of this course if Government COVID guidance dictates.  For the latest College COVID information please ensure you check our website**

**Please note: Changes may need to be made to the delivery of this course if Government COVID guidance dictates. For the latest College COVID information please ensure you check our website**






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