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British Sign Language for Beginners/​Improvers — Part-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are looking for an introduction to British Sign Language (BSL).

On completion of the course, you will be able to do some basic signing, interpret others doing basic signs and to have a general deaf awareness.

You will learn:

  • BSL as a language
  • How to fingerspell
  • How to fingerspell your own names and the name of others in your group
  • Family signs, i.e. mother, father, sister, brother, friend etc.
  • Topics to be covered include – weather, feelings, numbers, days of the week, months, timelines in sign and animal signs
  • Basic Deaf Awareness
  • Basic signed conversations including above topics and vocabulary

You will achieve objectives by taking part in group activities, completing signed activities and by completing homework activities in your own time.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: Wednesday 16th November 2022

End: Wednesday 4th January 2023

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Tuition fee: £94.50

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Improvers

Course code: C038822 / Q038823

Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: Wednesday 11th January 2023

End: Wednesday 8th March 2023

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Tuition fee: £108

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Beginners

Course code: C039845 / Q039846

Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: Wednesday 15th March 2023

End: Wednesday 10th May 2023

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Day: Wednesday

Tuition fee: £94.50

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Improvers

Course code: C039847 / Q039848

Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: Wednesday 17th May 2023

End: Wednesday 28th June 2023

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Day: Wednesday

Tuition fee: £94.50

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Adult and Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Beginners

Course code: C039849 / Q039850

Qualification

No qualification awarded.

Level Other
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of written and spoken English.

You are required to complete a mandatory course workbook (Unique Learning Programme) each week, with the support of you course tutor.

Teaching & assessment

Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete a short workbook and encouraged to set you own personal targets as part of this course.

Progression

The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College.

You will also have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid your next steps.