British Sign Language (BSL) Training


British Sign Language (BSL) Training

We have numerous British Sign Language (BSL) course available. If you are new to BSL and want a basic introduction or if you interact with Deaf people on regular basis and want accredited courses, COS are here to help and support you.


Three Hour BSL Taster Session

This taster session gives participants an opportunity to develop their fingerspelling skills, and learn the basic meet and greet vocabulary in British Sign Language. The topics covered include question signs and basic numbers, providing the students with the skills to hold a basic conversation in BSL

Get in touch to book a course or for more information.


Three Hour BSL Extension Session

This course continues to develop the skills which participants have learned through the first taster session. In addition this extension session is tailored to include signs relevant to the participant's area of work and can be adapted to meet the needs of the organisation.

Get in touch to book a course or for more information.

Accredited BSL Courses


Entry Level

Agored Accredited Entry Level 3 – 2 credits

10 hours over 5 weeks

This accredited course covers a range of topics including basic fingerspelling, meet and greet phrases, questions signs, numbers (including money, age and time), basic emotions and an introduction to Deaf culture.

Get in touch to book a course or for more information.


Introduction to Sign Language

Agored Level 1 – 3 credits

15 Hours over 7 weeks

Students must have completed the 5 week course to enrol on this course. The Part 2 course allows participants to continue to practise the skills gained from the Part one course as well as learning new vocabulary associated with a range of topics including; shapes, placement, colours, clothing, family and place names.

Get in touch to book a course or for more information.


Combined Deaf Awareness and BSL Course

A six hour course combining the 3 hour Deaf Awareness and Communication session with the 3 hour basic BSL taster course, to give participants an enhanced sense of confidence in communicating with someone who has hearing loss and uses BSL as their preferred method of communication.

Get in touch to book a course or for more information.


Certification

On completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate relevant to their course.