Skills for Life & Work

British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 (Part 2) - Z007

Wirral Waters Campus Part Time Level 1 Duration 21 weeks

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This is part two of the L1 BSL qualification and is a continuation from the Introduction to Signed Communication (Z061). It will enable students to progress to the formal Level 1 examination.

The 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
  • Completion of British Sign Language Level 1 part 1 (Z061).
  • 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 (part 2).
Additional Information

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

This course, along with Z061 which is the earlier part of this qualification, is aimed at complete beginners: together they make up our one year BSL1 programme which prepares learners for BSL2 study the following year if they wish to go further with signing.

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Starting 6th September 2021 - Ending - 7th February 2022

REF Z007N002

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 12:00 — 15:00 Conway Park

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £280.00

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The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

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