Level 1 Award British Sign Language
Languages & Communication
Adult Further Education
What is the course about?
This qualification is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of themes that involve simple, everyday language use. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.
Why should I choose the course?
This course can be taken without any previous BSL experience at any level. This qualification enables learners to gain basic skills and confidence in the two areas of production and reception in BSL.
This qualification is suitable for those who:
- Want to learn basic language skills to communicate simple conversations with Deaf People
- Want to learn new language skills as part of a programme of study
- Want to progress to more advanced study and/or employment using BSL in the future
- Are studying for personal development
- Are parents, family, friends or colleagues of Deaf people
What will I learn?
The course is split into three units:
- Introduction to BSL
- Conversational BSL
- Communication in BSL about everyday life
What will the course lead on to?
Through achieving this qualification, learners can progress on to:
- Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language
- Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language
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.
Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support
Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support
Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
This course will be delivered by our expert BSL lecturers who all have industry experience. In the Warrington Campus, we have a wide range of resources to help to bring your studies to life in our very own simulation ward, dementia flat and nursery set up.
What are the entry requirements?
We would recommend completion of our Introduction to Sign Language course or you have some experience of using sign language.
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