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

    Our Students

    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)

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I liked the clarity of this course and the assessment procedure felt fair. The tone was friendly. I have wanted to learn BSL for ages and now feel like I have a solid foundation. Amazing value too!
Review StarsKate Sharp
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    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.

Fantastic course!! Already using it at work. Was easy to follow.
Review StarsJoanne Ogden
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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

    Pay what you can

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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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  • Group Discount

    Groups of 6+

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

    From £14
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Amazing introduction that gives a good basic understanding of BSL, organised into easy to follow categories with quizzes to test you throughout. The course is very engaging and informative while being something you can learn entirely at your own pace, highly recommend!
IMAGEEleanor - 28 June 2021


I would highly recommend! As well as covering words also covers basic grammar and time periods. Well structured and has useful tips such as wearing bands on your primary hand and to look at people's faces when they sign!
IMAGEClaudia - 23 June 2021

Cannot recommend this enough

I've thoroughly enjoyed learning this course. I now feel confident to have conversations and really look forward to continuing my learning.
IMAGEElizabeth - 21 June 2021

Enjoyable and accessible

Great way to begin learning sign language, was easy to follow and revisit over time. Would 100% recommend!
IMAGENiamh - 21 June 2021


Amazing course, thoroughly enjoyed it, it's something I've wanted to do for a long time, I would recommend anyone to have a go.
IMAGEJayne Pizzilli - 18 June 2021

Amazing course

This course was great! It only cost me £3 as I'm a student which is incredible value for money. The flexibility and way in which you can complete the course at your own pace suited me perfectly. Thanks BSL!
IMAGEIzzy - 18 June 2021

Great course! Very complete.

I decided to learn a bit of BSL when the pandemic started. They had a "pay what you can" scheme and I am really grateful for that.
It's very easy to follow and pleasant to learn. What I liked the most were the signs for medical appointments. I think they achieved a great balance between signs you'll use daily and signs it's good to know because you may meet people from all backgrounds. It felt really inclusive without feeling like I was learning things I would never see again.
IMAGEMarcela Hanna - 16 June 2021

Brilliant course

Great starting place to learn BSL. Just completed the course after dipping in an out for a few months. Very user friendly website. Would be interested in pursing learning more BSL as this has helped my confidence.
IMAGEYvonne C - 14 June 2021

introduction to BSL

An excellent and engaging learning experience.very clearly laid out and easy to follow.
IMAGERalph - 08 June 2021

Highly recommend

A brilliant and engaging course! It was well organised and easy to follow.
IMAGEEmily - 04 June 2021

A fantastic intro to BSL!

A fantastic introduction to BSL with useful links and information. The course is broken down into units with an assessment at the end of each unit (this can be taken as many times as you want). The instructions and videos are clear. There is even a handy mirror tool using your webcam so you can check what the actions would look like to another person. I completed this over a year - there are lots of signs to learn so important not to rush it. Would love there to be a level 2 online course. Would highly recommend!
IMAGEShannon - 03 June 2021

Easy to follow!

Fantastic course that allows you to study at your own pace. You can revisit lessons as often as you can and it contains all the essentials! The lessons all have videos which show the signs as well as little tips on how to remember them. Thoroughly recommend!
IMAGEChloe Thomas - 02 June 2021

Fun and Encouraging!

I really enjoyed doing this course as I could go at my own pace and have a full appreciation for the language. The course is laid out very well and I definitely had fun learning the signs. Would recommend this to all my friends!
IMAGEZaana A. - 29 May 2021

Fun and informative course!

Thoroughly enjoyed this beginners introduction to British Sign Language. It is easy to follow as the lessons are in manageable sizes. I would definitely recommend this course.
IMAGEMegan Phillips - 21 May 2021


Fantastic introduction to BSL, will be recommending to friends and colleagues. Have really enjoyed the user friendly videos, while having my morning coffee in the garden. Great to be able to self pace and review and redo assignments. A great course actually wantin people to learn. Thank you guys
IMAGERhiannon - 19 May 2021

Amazing course

Simple and easy to understand. Able to go at your own pace and is super enjoyable. A valuable skill that is well worth learning!
IMAGEMegan Thomas - 10 May 2021

Beginner BSL

I wanted to learn BSL all I can say is I love it its easy once you start doing it ,the basic signs are great I've passed 2 attempts you never know when you'll need to sign.
IMAGEPaula - 08 May 2021

Really enjoyed doing this course, very clear and easy to navigate. Definitely a great way to start, highly recommended!
IMAGERuss Marquis - 08 May 2021

Thank you BSL

The course is extensive and well-explained, but totally flexible and easy to fit into daily life. I loved every second and it was a great use of extra lockdown time. Feeling very accomplished and can't wait to learn more.
IMAGEGeorge - 07 May 2021


This was a brilliant course and i'm disappointed that there isn't level 2 online. It was easy to follow and by taking it at my own pace, I learned a lot. I highly recommend it.
IMAGESarah - 05 May 2021
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 944 944 The Introducing BSL course is great value and highly flexible. It covers all the basics for a simple conversation and gives useful background information about Deafness that I woul