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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: Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible

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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 course will be delivered on-site.

There are no additional costs or equipment requirements.

There are formative assessments.

Further Study

Level 1 BSL


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

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals


Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Educational Support Assistants


Educational Support Assistants

Speech and Language Therapists


Speech and Language Therapists

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 24, 2022 11:31 am