Introduction to Sign Language
Languages & Communication
What is the course about?
This introductory course covers the principles of BSL and enables you to learn some basic sign language. You will learn about the importance of hand shapes and visual expressions, as well as present methods of communicating with deaf persons or sign language users.
Why should I choose the course?
This course is suitable for adults aged over 19 who wish to learn basic skills to help them communicate with family, friends, or work colleagues. It is also suitable for those aiming to enhance their skills within their working role.
What will I learn?
During the course you will cover the following topics:
- Fingerspell your own name
- Sign and respond to a number of greetings
- Recognise and sign at least three family signs
- Recognise and sign at least three colours
- Identify types of weather and respond appropriately to questions about the weather
- Be able to recognise and respond to simple feelings.
If you would like more information on the learning outcomes, please email ACLenquiries@wvr.ac.uk.
What will the course lead on to?
Are there any links with industry and university?
Sign language is a unique skill and can enhance your communication skills. These skills could be used professionally or personally. BSL is on the government approved list of languages.BSL improves job prospects in voluntary, care, service, education, and customer-facing sectors.
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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