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Basic British Sign Language (Free)

This short course offers a foundation in Deaf Awareness and introduces you to British Sign Language.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible
Days/Times: Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

This short course offers a foundation in Deaf Awareness and introduces you to British Sign Language so that you can use vocabulary and strategies to have a basic conversation.

There are no entry requirements.

  • Deaf Awareness, greetings alphabet
  • Asking questions, expressing emotions
  • Using numbers, time and celebrations
  • Home and family
  • Work and shopping
  • Leisure, animals and pets

This is a practical course that will be delivered in small friendly groups.

There are no additional costs or equipment requirements.

Your progress will be assessed through informal practical activities.

Further Study  

To progress your skills further, you may wish to enrol on our Level 1 Award in BSL.


The skills you gain can be useful in any customer-facing roles. 

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Course Information Last Updated On: February 15, 2024 3:35 pm