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British Sign Language Award - Z007

Conway Park Part Time Level 1

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iBS Level 1 Award in British Sign Language is designed to enable students to communicate with deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL). A range of topics are studied that involve simple, everyday language use. It provides an introduction to BSL and is suitable for all students.

Course Details

Topics and Content: Mandatory

    Meeting people (identifying common courtesies and information, understanding simple question forms, and the fingerspelling names & places)
  • Work, school and/or college (identifying types of work or educational institutions, occupations or courses being learnt, length of time worked or number of years in school/college, eg. final year)
  • Using numbers (use of local numbering systems for counting people, things, telling the time, age and currency variants)
  • Weather (identifying comments about the weather and seasonal variants)
  • Instructions and Directions (being able to understand instructions and directions of what to do/where to go/how to do something)
  • Opinions and Ideas (understanding the difference between facts and ideas/opinions in simple descriptions or statements)
  • Use of simple linking conventions and prepositions (i.e. use of sign structures linking words and phrases)
  • Signing Structure (understanding placement, use of verbs & phrases, non-manual features, sign order, handshapes, direction, orientation)
Entry Guidelines
  • Communication skills - You will need to be able to follow instructions and work as part of a group.
  • English at grade 2/E GCSE or above or equivalent.
  • Maths at grade 2/E GCSE or above or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory interview and assessment.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Office Use Only. Non Standard 52a.

Additional Information

The course requires you to attend on a regular basis, concentration is required to practise signs during home study. The course is aimed at the complete beginner.

Where can I progress to?

iBSL Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language.

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Starting 6th January 2020 - Ending - 22nd June 2020REF Z007L001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £340.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 12:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
Starting 6th January 2020 - Ending - 23rd June 2020REF Z007L002

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £340.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 18:00 — 21:00 12 Quays
Starting 9th January 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2020REF Z007L003

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £340.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Thursday 18:00 — 21:00 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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