Introducing British Sign Language

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  • British Sign Language Communication


    Learning British Sign Language with us is fun, easy, & flexible. Our unique online signing course is a comprehensive introduction for anybody who is interested in learning BSL. You can now learn wherever and whenever you like.
  • British Sign Language Communication


    You can access Introducing British Sign Language whenever you like (desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile). Study at your own pace and at a time that is convenient to you. You can access the course for 1 year. Designed to be studied over approximately 16-20hrs - 1.5 - 2hrs/week.

  • British Sign Language Communication

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    Ideal for anyone interested in learning BSL.
    • Beginners
    • Level 1 Revision
    • School Use (staff & students)
    • Staff Training (medical, education, retail, childcare etc.)
    • DofE Award - Bronze/Silver (more details)

I really enjoyed this course. It is easy to follow and I really like the way you can go back to different sections as and when you like to jog your memory. It is a fantastic introductory course and I have now started an Introduction to BSL evening class and then am going on to do BSL Level 1. Thank you very much Simon - would highly recommend this course to anybody interested in learning sign!
Review StarsLouise Rigby
  • British Sign Language Communication

    Course Outline

    This course contains 10 lessons and covers: Fingerspelling, Numbers, Colours, Deaf Awareness, Introductions, Family, Relationships, Descriptions, Hobbies, Time, Money, Days, Months, & Seasons, Food & Drink, Emotions, Relationships, Animals, Clothing, and Conversation. Also specialist vocabulary for education, medical, retail, transportation and home settings.


  • British Sign Language Communication


    Each lesson ends with an assessment that involves watching short BSL videos and answering questions.

    Using these interactive assessments you can keep track of your progress and look again at areas that you may need to do more work on.

  • British Sign Language Communication


    Once you have scored 85% on the assessments for each lesson, and the final assessment, you are awarded a certificate to show that you have completed the course.

    Our certificate is accredited by CPD.

    Assessments can be retaken as often as you like at no extra cost.


This course was really fun to complete and i learnt a lot! Amazing course and really glad i did it. Would highly recommend!
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    Learning BSL with us costs just £25 whatever price you feel you are able to afford during this difficult time.

    This one-time enrolment fee gives you free access to all of the online signing course material for 1 year so that you can come back at anytime to refresh your skills.

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    Groups & Teams

    We usually offer discounted rates for bulk bookings (from £14 per person) however this has now been replaced by the "pay what you can" pricing - this means you can decide what you feel you would like to pay for your team or group to learn BSL (minimum contribution of £3 per person).

    Whether you are making an individual booking, or a bulk booking, you will have access to an enrollment dashboard where you can track the progress of your learners as they work through the course.

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  • Introducing BSL

    Online Course

    • 1 year access to online course
    • Comprehensive introduction
    • Study online in your own time
    • Suitable for beginners & level 1 revision

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  • Beginner Deal

    Online Course + CD-ROM

    • 1 year access to online course
    • Sign to Me‘ dictionary CD-ROM (Windows)
    • Ideal for beginners
    • Study at home in your own time

    From £20

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    Groups of 6+

    • Group discount
    • Staff training – education, medical, retail etc.
    • Professional development
    • Schools & clubs

    From £14
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Fantastic course, easy to follow and can go at own pace to fit in with work. Thank you
IMAGETracie-ann Haynes - 05 February 2021

Enjoyable and Informative

I really enjoyed this beginners course for BSL. I plan on conintuing forward to make this a part of my teaching credentials. I plan to pursue this on a more indepth level.
IMAGEStephanieG - 04 February 2021

Fun and thorough course!

The course has clear vidoes to watch that were easy to follow. Many signs had a comment underneath that connected the action of the sign to something familiar, which made it easier to remember. You will learn a lot of basic vocabulary as well as how to put sentences together which is really satisfying! Enrol now it's great 🙂
IMAGERebecca Hill - 28 January 2021


Great course! Like many here I’ve wanted to learn BSL. It was fun and easy to understand would defiantly recommend.
IMAGEAngie - 28 January 2021

absolutely loved this course

I have really loved doing this course, it is certainly value for money. It is so easy to use, no pressure to complete any part, you can go back through every session as often as you need and believe me, you will be surprised how much you learn! I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn to sign.
IMAGEmarion cain - 28 January 2021


This course was great from start to finish. The layout is simple to navigate and very easy to follow. There's no limit to how many times you re-visit a section already completed. It's broken down into categorised sections, with videos on which you are aple to play in slow motion to make it easier. Wish I had discovered this course sooner!
IMAGEAylis Coulson - 27 January 2021

Really Great Course!

This has been such an enjoyable and easy course to follow! I have thoroughly enjoyed the simple layout, perfect for beginners! I can't wait to use everything I have learnt!
IMAGEMorgan - 26 January 2021

A really fun and interesting course

I have absolutely loved doing this course, it's simple layout and easy to follow guide is perfect for beginners in sign language, I've done it through lockdown and it is a perfect way to keep busy! Now I'm hoping to be able to use this at work and in my community!
IMAGEMegan - 22 January 2021

Loved It!

I've wanted to learn BSL for years and just never had the time. During the past year i've had had the time and more importantly, had FUN doing it. The course is fun, easy and simple. It's broken down into smaller parts to make it easier to practice each section before moving on. I would recommend it to anyone!
IMAGEKirsty - 20 January 2021

Great course

I have always wanted to learn BSL and have not been disappointed by this course. The course is well structured, clear and informative.
I would like to see more conversation practise throughout the course similar to the final assessment and also to have one video clip of all the signs in each section, instead of having to click one each one when trying to recap. Otherwise a great course, thank you!
IMAGEAnn - 17 January 2021

Course review

This course is very good and informative. I enjoyed learning it.
IMAGEIslam Ahmed - 16 January 2021

Amazing course

This was a great course to learn the basics of BSL as well as cultural factors. The only aspect I would like to have seen different was more vocab quizzes throughout to help learn the signs and perhaps the end of chapter assessments could be laid out a little more like the final assessment - with whole sentences and picking signs out of that.
IMAGEAmy - 13 January 2021

Perfect course

This course was a great introduction to sign language. Very easy to follow. Able to do in own time so no pressure and feels very rewarding. Has good content that could easily be used in different scenarios. Definitely recommend.
IMAGEJade - 10 January 2021

Well worth while!

I absolutely loved this course- working at my own pace in my own time definitely benefitted me as a learner as I was able to have fun with it and put in my own practice. Absolutely recommend- thank you!
IMAGEMaddison Ball - 09 January 2021

Fantastic for revision

Absolutely loved this course as I needed to brush up on my BSL as I have not used it in over 8 years. Fantastic way to revise and even learn new signs.
IMAGEMike Macrae - 07 January 2021

Fantastic course

I really enjoyed completing this course, the content is easy to follow and broken down into managebale chunks so that you can really get words and phrases learned well. I have been wanting to study BSL for years and this was the pefect Introduction. Loking forward to putting what I learnt into practice. Thank you!
IMAGEEmily - 04 January 2021

Fantastic introductory course

I really enjoyed this course. Its engaging, interesting, and almost addictive. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to gain an insight into BSL.

One suggestion I would make is to have more challenging quizzes regarding conversation and grammar. For example having a vocab quiz or just individual signs and then a conversation quiz made up of full sentences at the end of each section. Sometimes it felt that the quizzes were too easy. The final quiz was more interesting and challenging and I think you should introduce more quizzes like that as that is essentially how to best learn the language in practice.

Otherwise its fantastic, thank you for providing it!
IMAGECallum - 31 December 2020


One of the best online learning classes I have done. Clear and easy to follow. The only improvement that I would like to see is that if you do get a question wrong for them to let you know what the right answer was - as this way you are able to learn from your mistakes easier. I would without a doubt recommend this to anyone!
IMAGEChelsey - 19 December 2020

Fun and addictive!!

A wide range of phrases and words learnt, easy to understand and the videos were clear and regular quizzes keep to you thinking!
IMAGEPoppy Stratman - 15 December 2020

Educational Course

I really enjoyed learning everything on this course which as heighten my knowledge which is excellent. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn sign language. only thing i would suggest going forward is to have more conversational videos putting what you have learnt so you can see the flow of how things should be done and in what order. But other than that fantastic.
IMAGEReanna Gordon - 15 December 2020
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 870 870 Fantastic course, easy to follow and can go at own pace to fit in with work. Thank you