British Sign Language

BSL Taster Courses

Our short British Sign Language (BSL) taster courses are a great introduction to BSL. Learn the basics with teaching from one of our excellent and experienced Deaf Tutors. You will learn such things as; greetings, introducing yourself, fingerspelling and numbers as well as much more on this highly interactive and fun course. It’s also great value at only £30 per person

Previous attendees have said:

“Thoroughly enjoyed a very informative and interesting course” – February 2018

“A great introduction to sign language and I want to learn more” – May 2018

“The best Saturday morning I’ve had in years!” – January 2019

Corporate Training

We also offer bespoke BSL courses to companies where a trainer will come to your workplace to deliver the training. This can be anything from 3 hours to a short course fitted around your needs and availability. Topics would include meeting and greeting, fingerspelling, exchanging information, family, weather, and much more. We will work with you to design the teaching to include useful workplace vocabulary so that you are best able to offer access and quality of service to your deaf staff, clients and service users.

Contact us here for more information.

Signature BSL Level 1, 2 & 3

We offer three levels of the nationally recognised British Sign Language 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.

For information about our Deaf Awareness Training, click here.

New BSL courses will be starting in Autumn 2019. Information and Registration will be released late June/early July