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)


fantastic course and great fun too. easy to follow instructions on each word. will definitely do the next course
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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.

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I have just completed the online course and the learning I have got from it is fantastic. You set your own pace and it is very easy to follow right the way through, building on your existing knowledge as you go through the modules. Really pleased with myself for completing, thank you!
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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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    When you sign up a group you will receive group rates. You will have access to an admin panel that allows you to enrol your students and track the progress of your group as they work through the course.

    Group of 6-19: £20
    Group 20-49: £16
    Group 50+: £14

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  • Introducing BSL

    Online Course

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

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    Online Course + CD-ROM

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


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Great intro to sign language. Also very good value for money and covers an appropriate amout of topics
IMAGESam Jennings - 05 May 2020

introductory course

The introductory course was really useful for understanding all the basic signs in day to day life. Easy to follow and the assessment at the end of each lesson helped to reinforce what I'd learned. So much fun! would highly reccommend!
IMAGEMegan - 05 May 2020

Great course

A great course, really helpful to have videos and the assessments help you recap what you have covered. Would definitely recommend!
IMAGEAlex Whapham - 04 May 2020

end of course

Really enjoyed this course and i am sure i will help me and be useful in my job as a teaching assistant with young children
Thank you very much !
IMAGEsarah - 03 May 2020


I have enjoyed this course so much, it is very easy to follow and no pressure to commit to a time schedule. On the odd occasion I struggled, Simon was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend it.
IMAGEJackie Collins - 03 May 2020


I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to study BSL for the first time.

The website facilities are very well thought out and enable you to learn at a pace that is appropriate for you.
IMAGEErika - 03 May 2020

BSL course

Found so interesting and could do at my own pace in my own home, will help in work and my 7year old daughter enjoyed learning different signs too.
IMAGENickee young - 03 May 2020


I love this service, I am only 11 but I have just finished one of the very detailed courses, and I feel like I could talk fluently to another BSL user and understand what they say.
IMAGETommy - 02 May 2020

Great course

Great start to the world of signing for me this is just the start i fully intend to try and find a group to continue this.
I work for a local zoo where we often get various people of different needs coming through the doors and children from schools all over the area.
You never know when this will come in handy when you are that one person who takes the time to have a conversation with someone that is hard of hearing or uses this language.
Totally recommend, i feel this signing should be compulsory in schools just as children are taught french and German.
The tutors are very responsive and provide suggestions in order to continue your signing journey
IMAGEcatherine fletcher - 02 May 2020


An excellent course, I really enjoyed it.
I really liked the final assessment and putting into practice what I had learnt!
IMAGEDaniel FROST - 01 May 2020

Rewarding and Fun

Would recommend to everyone. Really easy to use, lots of great advice, and plenty of links to further resources. Simon is a great teacher. Thank you!
IMAGERachel - 30 April 2020

Great Training

I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this training over the last week and a few days (completing it in the evenings). My only negative about the course, is that there were a few questions were I was marked incorrect, even on the final assessment, due to the odd mistype. For example, I missed the t in the middle, from appointment. I am dyslexic and do struggle sometimes with quick spell - hand eye coordination. Not sure if there can be some leeway for spellings. A part from that, I really enjoyed spending my evenings doing this course. Even my 4 year old joined in with some of the signs, she remembers them from baby sign language.
IMAGEHarriet Evans - 30 April 2020


This is a great course for beginners
Very clear signs
Lots of vocab to learn
I fully recommend this course
IMAGEria - 28 April 2020


Absolutely loved this course! Was so enjoyable from start to finish! I especially appreciated that they had the option to pay what you can, due to the outbreak I am out of work and I'm so grateful I could learn something so useful! Thank you!
IMAGEJodie - 28 April 2020


Not only did I find the course educational but also very interactive. The topics are well thought out and put together, allowing the learner to go at their own pace. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn a new skill.
IMAGEAnna - 28 April 2020


A great course that can be done in your own time. Brilliant topics as we learn the basics of sign language. Thank you very much. Very easy to use and even taught my children as I went along.
Highly recommend and great value for money!
IMAGESarah Richardson - 28 April 2020


So so good. Really enjoyed learning sign language during lockdown. Would recommend to anyone. All of my family have been getting involved signing along with me!! So great.
IMAGEAbi - 27 April 2020

Great Course

I really enjoyed this and I am sure that this course will be very useful for me in my job as a teacher
IMAGEJanice - 26 April 2020


Very interesting, informative, super affordable during these hard times. Thanks for allowing to learn this new skill!
IMAGEVania - 25 April 2020

Superb! Everyone should try this.

I have always wanted to learn BSL having had a little experience through a colleague signing songs at work. With lack of time being an issue, the online course offered was perfect, particularly in use of the current situation. Huge thanks to you BSL for offering it at a discount and the effort in making the course so clear and easy to follow. I look forward now to putting the skills I have gained to good use and perhaps taking it further and learning more. ?
IMAGEKerry Manley - 25 April 2020
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 699 699 An absolutely brilliant course for anyone wanting to learn sign language from scratch. I've always wanted to learn but never really had the chance before so I took the opportunity