British Sign Language - Starter

  • Day:Wednesday
  • Time:13:30 - 15:00
  • Duration:3 sessions
  • Location:Stogursey Victory Village Hall
  • Start:24/04/2024

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Course overview

This course is delivered by DEAFINATE TRAINING, it runs on 24th April, 1st May and 22nd May

This course will recap on the BSL manual alphabet and some of the information that has been previously covered in SS&L’s taster session before introducing basic signs to enable you to maintain a basic conversation with other BSL users e.g. greetings, taking leave, clarification signs and asking and giving/asking for basic information when meeting another BSL user.

You will gain information about British Sign Language as a language in its own right and learn some basic signs to help you communicate with another BSL user. Additionally you can explore whether to progress onto a BSL Level 1 course enabling you to improve your communication skills, engage your senses, promote greater cultural integration, stand out from the crowd and connect with over 87,000 people in the UK.

Course assessment

This course is non-accredited and therefore not assessed. The tutor will give regular feedback to help you improve.

Course progression

At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Developer Level workshop or course (BSL Level 1 course)

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable if you’re a beginner and want to learn about this subject, and you don’t have relevant knowledge or experience. We recommend that you have done a Taster workshop first.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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