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British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness Level 1

Level 1
16 weeks
Telephone: 01792 284000 (Tycoch)


Study everyday signs needed for British Sign Language. Learn about the importance of Deaf Awareness, good communication styles as well as signs needed to hold a simple conversation in British Sign Language. A brilliant place to start your journey if you are interested in learning about this rich language that is used by more than 150,000 people in the UK.

In this course, students will learn the basic concepts of Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language. Topics will include; Greetings, Hobbies, Weather, Transport, Food and Drink and Directions.

Course objectives:

  • Understand the importance of good communication when working with the Deaf Community 
  • Develop skills needed to hold an everyday conversation in British Sign Language 
  • Take part in three filmed conversations using British Sign Language. 

Key information

Ages 16 and over.

Tuesday evenings at Tycoch Campus.


  • Three filmed conversations using British Sign Language. 

Grading criteria:

  • Pass or fail.