Introduction to British Sign Language

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details





Course Start Date

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 6 Weeks

Course Time

18:30 - 20:30

Course Fee

£ 30.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

This course will help you to develop both your skills and confidence in using British Sign Language.

As the weeks progress. you will learn how to use a range of signs and phrases around familiar social and work situations. This will include being able to sign numerical data, use clear hand signs and appropriate facial expressions.

Course Requirements

Participants are not required to possess any previous knowledge or expertise. We welcome individuals with a genuine enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to actively engage and contribute.

What you will Learn

By the end of the programme you will be able to watch and understand simple British Sign Language, ask and answer a range of questions as well as responding confidently to basic statements.


Learners will be asked to deliver two short presentations.


Upon successful completion of this course students can enrol onto further language or employment training. Staff will advise the most appropriate next step.

Career Options

Learning British Sign Language can offer numerous career benefits, from expanded job opportunities to improved communication skills and the personal satisfaction of contributing to the inclusivity of the deaf community. It’s a valuable skill that can be applied across various professional settings.

Mandatory Units

Learners must complete three mandatory units in order to achieve the qualifications:

Productive Skills
Receptive Skills
Conversational Skills

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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