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.
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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.

  • 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 (details)


I loved learning sign language from a child all the way into secondary school, but unfortunately never had the opportunity to take it any further and gain any certification so when I saw the amazing offer BSL were offering during lockdown, I jumped at the chance to get back into it. I am SEND TA so its a great piece of CPD to add to the list too. The course is broken down into manageable chunks, with clear demonstrations and fair assessments at the end of each unit. Thankyou BSL! 🙂
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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.

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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.

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Great course, could complete at my own speed and was easy to follow and broken up into manageable chunks.
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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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This is just an amazing course. I work in a special needs school with two partially deaf pupils. I found lots of courses from Level 1 upwards, but very few that start with no knowlege needed. It has brought me up to a good enough level to convey basic meaning of classroom activities. Fantastic value for money with the CD. Go for it.
IMAGEJamie Barnett - 16 January 2013

sign me some more

Anyone interested in beginning to learn sign language well you have come to the right place.The course is to start with great value for money,no time limits,no catching buses or traffic jams to go to a college course,what else would you want?Your tutor Simon takes you step by step through the course with perfect clear instructions showing and explaining all the time.I for one can not wait for Simon to do a next stage online sigh language course. Simon are you reading this review!what about it?
IMAGEjulie - 08 January 2013


I'm only 15 and I wanted to learn this as I felt like it would help me get into colleges and universities.
It's amazing! I picked it up really quickly and flew through the levels. There's lots of pictures, videos and help. You can re-take the tests as many times as you want as well so it's impossible to fail!
It also feels great to know if I do meet a Deaf person that I'll be able to chat to them.
IMAGELaura Corbett - 08 January 2013

A great course. Makes students want to learn more. There needs to be more courses online, I would love to complete the next level via this website.

A great course! More please!!!!
IMAGEMichaella O'Shea - 26 December 2012

Great course

I would recommend the course to anyone interested in sign language, either for a beginner or as a refresher course.
IMAGEAngela Davison - 15 December 2012

Excellent course

Many thanks for this excellent course. It was an enjoyable course to follow and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to start to learn BSL. It's great value for money and an excellent starting point.
IMAGEColin Isaac - 24 November 2012

Great course

Great course. Gives a good starting point to learn sign and understand the basic sign. Defiantly worth the money and really enjoyed it!!
IMAGELana - 09 November 2012


I would like to say a massive thanks, this course was absolutely brilliant, great value for money and very forgiving. I completed it in my own spare time (which I don't get much of) so it felt almost taylor-made! EXCELLENT THANKS AGAIN!! 😀 😀
IMAGEHannah - 03 November 2012

Brilliant course

I really enjoyed this course. It's REALLY good value for money and I'm now working in a school where I can use my skills to communicate with the deaf children. I would totally get the Sign To Me CD-ROM if it was available for Mac as I don't have a PC but I will continue learning BSL and it will be useful when I am a speech and language therapist. Thanks!!
IMAGEAnita - 27 October 2012

fab course 🙂

I have had fun doing this course its been really rewarding and has already been useful as I used it already in the shop I work at as a duty manager. I think that a course like this should be used widely in any job that sees you in contact with the general public. Great value can't wait to learn more....
IMAGEClaire - 11 October 2012

Awesome =D

A really good way to learn - the videos were clear and easy to read. A really good way to start learning. I am learning it for my Duke of Edinburgh and have gotten a lot further than I thought I would; I have now completed the last assessment with 100% (yay!). Me and my friends have so much fun signing to eachother!!
IMAGEAimmee - 24 August 2012

Superb introduction - more please!

I have completed this course and have to say it is a fantastic introduction to British sign language and a very reasonable price. It was really easy to follow and pick up and has given me an appetite to learn more. I will re-visit the site many times to consolidate my knowledge and I keep hoping to see further online extension courses made available. At the moment, a course in BSL level 1 is available at my local college for £420 which I cannot afford. Please consider extension courses. This has been brilliant. The CD has lots of vocab too but more phrases would be useful.Thank you.
IMAGEClare Clarke - 02 August 2012

Amazing course! Easy to follow, flexible (not that you need much time - so fun, I just wanted to keep learning BSL on here!) and brilliant value for money! Ive tried teaching myself BSL previously using the web but they teach simple words and cant give you the grammatical skills that this course can! Recommend to anyone!
IMAGERebecca Rose - 13 July 2012

I enjoyed this course so much! easy to follow and fun to learn. a very well thought out course. bring on level 2! 🙂
IMAGEJane Hepworth - 26 June 2012

I think this course is billiant. It is easy to follow and very enjoyable. It is well worth the money!
IMAGERachel Farr - 09 June 2012

Excellant course,good value for money, easy to follow and understand. Will recommend to friends.
IMAGEMandy Tate - 09 May 2012

Fantastic course!! Already using it at work. Was easy to follow.
IMAGEJoanne Ogden - 03 May 2012

I found the course extremely interesting. Being able to do the course in my own time helped me to fit it around other things. The Sign to Me CD is a very useful tool to expand my vocabulary. Ive already recommended the course to others.
IMAGEPamela Grant - 02 May 2012

Very good course, I found it hugely enjoyable beginning to learn BSL. All in all this course took me about 4-5 hours (not including written exam), so good value for money if you consider how much evening classes cost. Would recommend.
IMAGESimon Smith - 01 May 2012

Just to say what a great way to introduce sign language to young and old. I will highly recommend this to all. I have introduced this to my 4 year old grandson who has no hearing difficulties, and has now learned to count, colours and finger spell many things including his name. Keep up the good work.
IMAGEDean Goddard-Harding - 17 April 2012
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 830 830 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 w