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)

Great course

I really enjoyed learning this new skill and I have already passed it onto a friend who would like to have a go! Can't wait to put it into practice. Thank you, great resource, especially whilst we're in lockdown.
Review StarsLaura Sclanders
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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.


I have loved this course so much. I did a beginners course some years ago and found this course great for refreshing my memory . If you are thinking about learning BSL this is certainly a good place to start .
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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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    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

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    Groups of 6+

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    • Staff training – education, medical, retail etc.
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Amazing course

This course has been such an excellent way to learn some British Sign Language. It is so clearly laid out and detailed with assessments at the end of each module to consolidate your learning. As a music teacher and musician, it has encouraged me to go on to learn how to sign songs. I am so thankful for this course!
IMAGEHannah - 12 August 2020


This course has been so helpful, and it absolutely perfect for beginners. I hope I can now put this into action and continue to improve my signing!!
IMAGEMadeleine Nichols - 09 August 2020

Relevant and easy to follow

I enrolled on this course as I thought learning the basics of sign language would be a good use of my spare time during lockdown; I work with children including some with additional needs for whom this could be a useful form of coom. It was divided into strategic lesson that cover the basic everyday language you might need to get by in day to day life and also included some work/school vocabulary and medical vocabulary and specific additional useful words
IMAGEHannah - 05 August 2020

Great Online Course

I did this course during lockdown as it was great value for money and gave me something productive to do with my time! It's very easy to follow and is a fantastic resource. I now have a certificate I can put on my CV and that will help me in the workplace.
IMAGECharlotte - 05 August 2020

Very educational

Great way to start learning and great videos and explanations
IMAGESarah - 05 August 2020

Great for beginners

I was a complete beginner before taking the course, but it was really easy to follow along with and very fun - amazing course!
IMAGEErin Jones - 04 August 2020

1000% recommend

I have always been interested in learning BSL but never got around to it. Lockdown was the perfect opportunity! It was fun, kept me busy and felt very rewarding. I think it's a great skill for everyone to have and this course is very easy to follow.
IMAGEIsabella - 03 August 2020

Fantastic course for learning the basics

This course was absolutely perfect for me. It was set out in a clear, concise format, there were no time constraints and I could learn at my own pace. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn BSL!
IMAGEEmily Pinn - 03 August 2020

Fantastically enjoyable

I took on this course as a challenge to myself to improve my skills and knowledge and so that i could communicate with the parent of a child in the mainstream school i work in. I have enjoyed the course and found it easy to understand and follow. Can't wait to sign up to the next one. Thank you BSL
IMAGEDONNAR - 02 August 2020

Amazing Course

Sign Language is something I have always wanted to do and this was a really simple way for me to. It was structured well and was really easy to follow. I had loads of fun learning.
IMAGEPeta-Marie Hurley - 02 August 2020

Very impressed

I have often thought about learning BSL and I decided that lockdown was the best time to do this. A very clear format that makes it easier to learn.
IMAGEAlice - 01 August 2020

Fantastic Course

This is something I have always wanted to try, I am not disappointed, This is a fantastic course and is worth while doing. This is not has hard as you think, if you put the effort in. Simple instructions to follow and work at your own pace.
IMAGEWayne Chadwick - 31 July 2020

Highly Recommended

A very comprehensive and wide ranging course that was both challenging and enjoyable to complete. Would recommend it to anyone wishing to learn BSL
IMAGEFreda Stevens - 30 July 2020

Enjoyable course

I had previously studied some BSL at University, however this was a great refresher and also introduced lots of signs I had not come across before. The structure of this course and the videos in each section are great - easy to follow and the assessments were a good summary after each topic. Would recommend this course to anyone and I would love for there to be a higher level course following this for those that are interested in continuing to learn.
IMAGEEmma - 29 July 2020

Brilliant Sign Language Course

I have just finished "Introducing British Sign Language", and I have to say I found it very valuable. We will probably all meet someone who is deaf, so the least we can do is learn how to communicate with them. The way in which the course works is very engaging, and I found the fact that there was a test at the end of each lesson very useful, as it refreshes your memory. As well as this, you may or may not be surprised how many signs make sense in relation to their spoken English counterparts.

Overall, I really enjoyed this BSL course, and found it really useful and interesting. I would very highly recommend this to anyone looking to study British Sign Language!
IMAGELiam Downing - 28 July 2020

Introducing British Sign Language

I've always wanted to learn sign language and a lady at work with her daughters did a presentation on Sign Language and I was hooked. I signed up and did this course.
Its amazing to learn the basics and the course was perfect to go at your own pace and fit round family life. Content was brilliant and covered all the basics.
I will definitely be looking to further my knowledge in an evening course.
Thanks BSL great course!!
IMAGERachel Hirst - 27 July 2020

Excellent Course

This course has been absolutely outstanding, I have loved every minute of it and i would highly recommend to anybody who wants to learn the basics of BSL. Thank you very much!
IMAGEMolly Pass - 27 July 2020

Well worth it

I undertook this course as a beginner. The price was more than reasonable and being able to it online at your own pace was brilliant.
I learnt so much and it was much more knowledgable than I expected.
Would highly recommend
IMAGESara - 26 July 2020


This course gives you everything you need and more! Easy to follow lessons, assessments to test your progress and a certificate at the end! I chose to do this course as I work in retail and I am beginning my teacher training, so this course will definitely come in handy! Highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn to sign
IMAGECodie Thompson - 25 July 2020

Excellent course

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this course I started during lockdown, I’m not Completely deaf I have one hearing ear & I am gradually losing hearing in that my granddaughter encouraged me to take this course I would definitely recommend it
IMAGEPauline Testa - 22 July 2020
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 859 859 This was a great course to learn the basics of BSL as well as cultural factors. The only aspect I would like to have seen different was more vocab quizzes throughout to help learn