Advanced Sign Language
Languages & Communication
What is the course about?
This course is suitable for adults aged 19 and over who wish to learn basic sign language skills to help communicate with family, friends, or work colleagues. Completing this course can also enhance your skills within your working role.
This advanced course continues your development in the principles of BSL, enabling you to learn the basic steps of sign language. This includes the importance of hand shapes and visual expressions, as well as current methods of communicating with deaf persons or sign language users.
Why should I choose the course?
Sign language is a unique skill and can enhance your communication skills. These skills could be used professionally or personally. BSL is on government approved list of languages. Learning BSL could help to improve your job prospects in voluntary, care, education, and customer-facing sectors.
What will I learn?
During the course you will cover the following topics:
· Building on knowledge gained from the previous Introduction and Next Steps courses
· Extend and build vocabulary on time, months, and weather
· Practice signs learnt and use them in BSL sentence formulation.
If you would like more information on the learning outcomes, please email ACLenquiries@wvr.ac.uk.
What will the course lead on to?
Completing this course could allow you to achieve certification in British Sign Language and potentially lead to a career involving working with deaf people.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.
What are the entry requirements?
You must be over 19, have an interest in the subject area, and be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session.
What are my funding options?
If you are in receipt of a benefit or have a low income you may be eligible for a reduction in fees. For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no additional costs associated with this course.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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