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British Sign Language

Learn to communicate using British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics using simple everyday language. You will start with our 5 week Prepare for British Sign Language course as an introduction and then progress onto the 27 week qualification course.  Sessions run for 2 hours per week and are currently offered at both Idea Store Whitechapel and Idea Store Canary Wharf.

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately. To achieve the full Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, candidates must pass all units.  The awarding body is Signature -

Unit 1
Greet people, understand basic conversation and numbers, give and follow simple directions and information.  

Unit 2 
Describe people, animals and objects, use numbers, interests and activities, and food and drink

Unit 3 

Getting around, sharing information, weather and using numbers.

Assessments are taken in November, March and June.