British Sign Language

BSL Taster Courses

Our short British Sign Language taster courses are designed to teach every day signs for use in the workplace, and with customers or service users who would benefit greatly from staff members being able to communicate with them in their first language.

Delegates will learn fingerspelling, greetings, dates and numbers, and work-related signs, and will be taught in a fun and interactive way. Our BSL Taster courses can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation, using vocabulary and scenarios specific to your area of work. Courses can be delivered either as a full day or in 2 hour sessions over several weeks.

Course Dates

BSL Taster Course

New Dates coming Soon

Entry to our autumn BSL Level 1, 2 & 3 courses is now closed. Look out for course information in Spring 2018.

Signature BSL Level 1, 2 & 3

We offer three levels of the nationally recognised qualifications developed by Signature

These courses are aimed at individuals who would like to learn BSL because they work with, or aspire to work with, Deaf service users, have Deaf colleagues, friends or family, or simply wish to learn a new skill.

Using a variety of resources, teaching methods and activities, these qualifications will give learners with the ability and confidence to communicate with Deaf people in a range of situations.

All our courses offer the number of teaching hours recommended by Signature, to ensure all course material is covered. Our results have been consistently above the national average, demonstrating that our Tutors deliver the highest quality of teaching.

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If you’re thinking about doing some training, there are many reasons to choose NDS.

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