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 2 years. 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)


Super course, confidence giving, I am now using BSL daily. So Impressed with this course I have registered three of my students from school. Depending on their results and progress I will aim to be doing two classes of 30 !!!!
Review StarsAngela Moran
  • 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.

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this is an excellent course i wished it carried to level 2. i would highly recommend it!!
Review Starsfreya johnson
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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 2 years 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

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

    From £3

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  • Beginner Deal

    Online Course + CD-ROM

    • 2 years 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

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Brilliant introduction to BSL with useful links and info. The course is broken down into units with an assessment at the end of each unit which can be taken as many times as needed. I completed this over the year as something new to learn within covid lock down . There are lots of signs to learn so didn't want to rush. Would love there to be a level 2 online course. Would highly recommend!
IMAGEvicki paul - 06 August 2021

Excellent Course - Could not recommend more!

This is an excellent introduction to BSL and I am so pleased I found it. The current pay-what-you-can price is incredibly generous for the wealth of resource you are getting! I will continue learning BSL and wish there was a second level I could take here as I really recommend this platform. Excellent course, thank you for creating it!
IMAGEBetsy - 31 July 2021


Really impressed with the course. The format made it easy to learn - and fit in around other responsibilities. I like that you are able to access all parts of the course at any time. It has made BSL seem much less daunting. I particularly liked that you can go from feeling you only know certain bits of standalone vocab to building sentences/phrases. Couldn't recommend enough.
IMAGECesca - 23 July 2021

Introduction to BSL

I have really enjoyed this course, and it was made more enjoyable with the chance to go over previous study and assesments.
IMAGESharne Hartley - 19 July 2021

Great course

I made it! Have just completed my final assessment of this course. Great introduction to BSL and I really appreciated being able to learn at my own pace. There was a lot to take in, but it felt really worthwhile. Thank you!
IMAGEAli - 12 July 2021

Excellent course

Great course, which can be done at your own pace. I have always wanted to learn BSL, this covers many topics. Videos are clear and the course was easy to understand. Would highly recommend!
IMAGEDenise Morris - 30 June 2021

thank you

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
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 970 970 I didn't know any sign language before attempting this course. Really enjoyed it, easy to follow. I definitely want to carry on to the next level now.