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British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised by the government as a language in its own right in March 2003. BSL is the first or preferred language of an estimated 70,000 Deaf people in the UK. BSL is a visual-gestural language, with its own grammar and principles, which are completely different from the grammatical structure of English.
This qualification is designed to teach you to communicate with deaf people in BSL on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use.
You will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL. This course is suitable for those who:
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Bracknell & Wokingham
Woodley Hill House
2019 Basic Sign Language for Work and Home (WAC)Adult: £80.002019 Basic Sign Language for Work and Home (WHH)Adult: £80.00
Fees may be subject to change
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At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:
Some deaf awareness will be included as part of the course.
On completion of Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, a wide range of further qualifications are available, including:
These qualifications would potentially lead an individual to various employment opportunities.
Teaching methods include:
Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.
Chad has developed his employability skills through a work experience placement at a community centre, preparing and cooking food. He has been offered paid employment.
BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL.
It is the responsibility of the centre to explain these requirements before accepting a candidate for this qualification.
You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:
Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.
This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.
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