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Skills for Life & Work

British Sign Language (Signed Communication) - BSL Part 1 - Z061

Conway Park Part Time Level 1

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This is part one of the L1 BSL qualification with the opportunity to complete the course with a College Certificate in December or continue and complete the full L1 qualification in June.

Course Details
  • Different forms of signing including Makaton and regional variations
  • Signing Structure (understanding placement, use of verbs & phrases, non-manual features, sign order, handshapes, direction, orientation)
  • The range of people who use BSL and how they acquire BSL, i.e through Deaf families or membership of deaf communities including schools
  • The range of people who use other methods of communication in preference to BSL
  • Know how a deaf person's language and cultural background affects communication
  • Understand why deaf people who use BSL may identify themselves as a minority group
  • Awareness of the issues around the deaf community
  • Meeting people (identifying common courtesies and information, understanding simple question forms, and the fingerspelling names & places)
  • Using numbers (use of local numbering systems for counting people, things, telling the time, age and currency variants)
Entry Guidelines

Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

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.

Assessment Method

End of course assessment

Deaf Awareness Test

Where can I progress to?

You can progress immediately to the L1 BSL Part 2 Award, starting in January and lasting until June. Following this we offer BSL at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 6.

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Starting 2nd September 2021 - Ending - 9th December 2021REF Z061N003

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £100.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 2nd September 2021 - Ending - 17th December 2021REF Z061N004

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £100.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 6th September 2021 - Ending - 13th December 2021REF Z061N001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £100.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


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