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 1 year. 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)


always wanted a online course to refresh my mind on the basics or sign language This is a fab course what you can do at your own pace and you can go over the signs as many times as you require
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  • 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.

Enjoyable Course

I thought this course was fun. I was able to learn all of the signs at my own pace. The way it was taught made it easy for me to understand with a written explanation about what hand actions you needed to make and short videos to show you what you needed to do.
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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

    Pay what you can

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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
    Pay what you can

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Fantastic course, I have learnt so much from this. The video clips are fab and really help you to learn to sign. Brilliant.
IMAGEheather avul - 24 March 2008

completed in 24 hours and enjoyed it so much. couldnt wait to get online to get to the next stage. learnt alot of basic info which i can use in my module 2 level 1 BSL exam on 29th March!! Thank you very much for this opportunity. great value for money
IMAGEmichelle nebot - 21 March 2008

Thank you very much for this course! Its quick, simple and very easy to follow. Would recommend it to anyone.
IMAGEJudy Gordon - 19 March 2008

I just want to say how brilliant this course is. Its well set out and easy to follow and thanks to Simon I am about to enrol on a college course to become a BSL interpreter. Thanks again this has been well worth £19.99
IMAGEEmma-Louise Morrison - 02 March 2008

Thank you so much - I really enjoyed this course. I liked being able to re-watch videos lots of times so that I could finger spell with the video. I feel confident signing at work now!
IMAGEAnn Pickersgill - 27 February 2008

This is a brilliant course for beginners- easy to navigate and quick to learn. I started the course 4 days ago and have just completed it. I really enjoyed it and now want to take it further. Thanks for making it both easy and fun to learn BSL.

I have just finished the course, I really enjoyed it and have decided to go to the next step, the course was real value for money.
IMAGELesley Harraway - 21 February 2008

I think the course is brilliant and really helps to boost your confidence. I would advise anyone interested in BSL to complete this online course.
IMAGEKatie Homer - 05 February 2008

I found this really helpful as a hearing person wishing to talk to Deaf friends at church. I feel the combination of an online Course and the opportunity to practice in the real world gave me the incentive to make a start, even though I lack confidence with my signing. I would reccommend the course to anyone who also has the opportunity to use what the learnt in real situations.
IMAGEAvril Smith - 28 January 2008

I have really enjoyed doing this course and would advise anyone who is thinking about doing it to do it, I thought that it would be really hard to do and that i wouldnt be able to do it ,but surprised myself how i managed.I am really proud of myself for achieving this course and hope to go further, so do it and enjoy.
IMAGElorraine pool - 08 January 2008

This is an excellent course as a starting point. Great value for money and excellent to build confidence before going on to another course.
IMAGEDavid Donovan - 28 December 2007

I am 18 years old and I have just finished the course. It was really good to be able to help someone the other day by using the basic signs that I knew. I would recommend to anyone because you dont know when it may come in handy!
IMAGESarah Lovegrove - 18 December 2007

i would love to get this i am 14 years old and i work with people with disabilities and i find it hard when i can not talk to some of the children so i have decided to get this cd-rom so then i can talk to them more and i think the price is not alot i have seen some for about £120 and this is only £39.99 an amazing buy i will shore buy this and soon x
IMAGEgemma pearce - 12 December 2007

I am learning British Sign Language in Coledge Ceredigion Aberystwyth,i join this site a few days ago it is proving to be a very good pactise for me I am also hard of hearing and wear two hearing aids so sign language will be a second language for me.This B.S.L course is marvelous for learners like me it helps us with finger spelling and the way people sign.I am glad i signed up for the course it will help me with my volunteer work with the R.N.I.D and age cocern thankyou Pamela
IMAGEpamela morris - 20 November 2007

What a great course, I picked up the basics within weeks and am able to go back over what Ive already done whenever I want, which is useful for brushing up on some of the detailed things like foods and places. I am now going to look into a formal qualification and evening classes.
IMAGEJamie Pankhurst - 18 November 2007

The cousre was excellent and would recommend anyone to do it and buy the cd. BSL has given me a great oppourtunity to learn sign languaging. Its great fun to do.
IMAGEElizabeth Sarah Jacques - 15 November 2007

Have just received the CD. Brilliant - am trying to learn sign language for my new job. What complete stars the boys are as they sign. I am finding this CD Rom so easy to use. I cant recommend it enough to people. Every child in the country should be taught at least the signing alphabet. My 12 year old is now also very keen to learn. We try to teach children French, German, Spanish etc (and even Latin which is a dead language !) which is ok if you travel to these places. You could though be living next door to someone with deafness and not be able to communicate with them. Fantastic site. Kim Appleby
IMAGEkim appleby - 28 October 2007

excellent course, within a weekend I could sign with confidenence and I now go back on a daily basis and practice, I just cant believe how much I can remember. I am looking forward to starting my new job with austic children and using my sign language on a daily basis and being able to improve.
IMAGEsusan claricoats - 21 October 2007

fab course. this really did help me to pick-up signs and understand them, i recommend this to any one out there interested in sign, i also use the cd-rom, sign to me which is very help ful, however please remember that signs vary up and down the country.
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IMAGEmaria garcia martinez - 28 September 2007
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 944 944 The Introducing BSL course is great value and highly flexible. It covers all the basics for a simple conversation and gives useful background information about Deafness that I woul