Introducing British Sign Language

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    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.
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    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.

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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 (details)

Wonderful course

This course is brilliant! I started it having no idea where to even begin with signing and having finished with a clear understanding of each topic. I love the fact you can re-watch clips as many times as you want and retake assessments too. It was the perfect way to spend lockdown.
Review StarsJessica Norfolk
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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.


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    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.

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    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.

BSL for DofE

I undertook this course as a skill for my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh. I have really enjoyed it and I am very proud of myself
Review StarsElyssa Comins
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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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  • Group Discount

    Groups of 6+

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

    From £14
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Well structured course, have learnt a lot in a short time
I have enjoyed working through this course. Hope to see other levels added soon
IMAGEphil - 18 November 2020


fanstatic course all done in your own time i would reconmend it for anyone to learn sign language bsl enjoyed the course
IMAGEMargaret thompson - 16 November 2020


I really enjoyed this course and the videos and left/right screen were so helpful! The assessment were comprehensive and I feel I've learnt lots of new signs!
IMAGEJessie - 16 November 2020

Great course

Very accessible and helpful course, woud recommend to anyone.
IMAGELizzie - 15 November 2020


I have learnt so much from this course it has been really informative and so much vocabulary that is really useful. I would recomend to anyone who wants to start learning sign lanuage.
IMAGELouise - 06 November 2020


Absolutely amazing course, set out perfectly learn so much in a short space of time 100% recommend.
IMAGEDaniel Scanes - 03 November 2020

Would definitely recommend!

Brilliant course! Very well structured and easy to work through. The quizzes were great and it was fantastic to get a certificate at the end. If you are looking for something to do, please give this a try! You won't regret it!
IMAGELucy - 29 October 2020


This course has taught me a lot in a short amount of time. It has sparked my interest and excitement in learning BSL.
IMAGEJonathan - 23 October 2020


I really enjoyed this course especially as I could learn at my own pace. It was very interesting and easy to learn. I would definitely recommend this course, especially for those working in customer facing roles.
IMAGEJodie - 10 October 2020

Excellent Course

I started this course at the beginning of lockdown to keep my brain active and because the allure of a CPD affiliated course seemed like a good idea.

I found this course to be genuinely interesting, engaging and challenging - I really think I have learnt something that I will be able to draw upon for years to come!

Couldn't recommend highly enough, the amount of content you are getting for the price is sectacular 🙂
IMAGEAmelia - 09 October 2020

Challenging but fun!

I enjoyed learning the introduction to BSL. I would like to sign up to Level 1. It will help me within my job as a TA. I stayed focussed throughout lockdown. Challenging but fun!
IMAGEJen Hawkes - 08 October 2020

Great Course

The people at British Sign giving us a choice on the price of this course is the first step in this enrollment to being inclusive and showing equality!! I have highly enjoyed the course content and found it relevant for my chosen career path (primary school teacher). The units are well divided and show a natural progression which you can take at your own pace as everything is prerecorded! The video demos are great especially as you can slow them down to really get to grips with what's happening.
I can't wait to use everything that I have learnt even with hearing children so that we can all take steps to an inclusive world!!
IMAGERachel - 05 October 2020

'Introducing Basic Sign Language'

Clearly laid out and easy-to-use website, good materials, good range of basic phrases. I really enjoyed using this course and BSL is a fun language to learn 😀
IMAGEA Jones - 04 October 2020


I thoroughly enjoyed this course. it was very fun and informative and also affordable. It is great that you can learn at your own pace though. although, it was so interesting I was on the site 24/7 haha. highly recommend!
IMAGEAkira Jacobs-Abiola - 27 September 2020

Brilliant and engaging

Brilliant course for anyone wanting to learn the basics of BSL. Great introduction, easy to follow and the assessments at the end of each lesson were a good chance to go over what you had learned.
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn for personal reasons or in a professional capacity.
IMAGEKaty - 27 September 2020

Great introductory course

Although this course seems to be using old BSL it is an amazing introductory course, whether you wish to peruse further qualifications or just want to know the basics to form a conversation. From completing this course I have now enrolled on a level 1 and level 2 back to back course using new BSL. The site is easy to navigate through sections of your course. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get an in depth taster to bsl. Very easy to follow video clips and broken right down into manageable sections.
IMAGEAdam lindridge - 27 September 2020

Enjoyable and beneficial

Had a great time completing this course however the subjects did seem a little randomly ordered at times.
I really feel that this course will benefit myself and others working in customer facing roles.
IMAGEEmma Vessey - 26 September 2020


fantastic course. Really loved it. so proud i passed
IMAGEhelen trotman - 20 September 2020

Excellent course.

Brilliant layout and simple to follow. Go back as often as you want to recap. Real easy to follow steps full of useful words and phrases.
IMAGETony - 18 September 2020

Fantastic course!

Brilliant, user friendly course that is easily slotted into any free time. Very useful in my occupation as an emergency services worker.
IMAGEAndy - 13 September 2020
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 858 858 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 us