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British Sign Language Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Sign Language

  • Importance and Role of Sign Language in Deaf Communities Worldwide
  • Recognising Major Global Sign Languages

Module 2: Basics of Sign Language Communication

  • Role of Hand Shapes, Facial Expressions, and Body Language
  • Importance of Context and Non-Manual Features
  • General Syntax and Structure Overview

Module 3: Manual Alphabet and Numbers

  • Learning the Basic Manual Alphabet Common to Many Sign Languages
  • Counting in Sign Language
  • Exercise

Module 4: Everyday Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Introducing Oneself and Others
  • Expressing Feelings and Emotions
  • Basic Conversational Phrases for Daily Situations

Module 5: Questions and Responses in Sign Language

  • Forming Different Types of Questions
  • Appropriate Facial Expressions for Queries
  • Constructing and Elaborating Answers

Module 6: Grammar and Syntax Basics

  • General Sentence Structure in Sign Languages
  • Role of Time, Manner, and Place in Statements
  • Introduction to Verb Modification

Module 7: Storytelling and Narrative in Sign Language

  • Crafting Clear Narratives Using Role Shift and Perspective
  • Incorporating Classifiers and Appropriate Expressions
  • Guided Storytelling Practice

Module 8: Cultural Awareness and Etiquette

  • Introduction to Global Deaf Cultures
  • Deaf Community Values and Norms in Various Regions
  • Respectful Communication Practices

Module 9: Application and Role-Playing

  • Role-Play Scenarios for Real-World Situations

Module 10: Using Technology and Resources to Enhance Learning

  • Overview of Sign Language Learning Apps and Online Resources
  • Emphasis on Continuous Practice
  • Recommendations for Engaging with Local Deaf Communities

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Who should attend this British Sign Language Training Course?

This British Sign Language Training Course is designed for anyone who wants a unique and expressive language to enrich their personal and professional interactions. This course can be beneficial for professionals, including:

  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Teachers and Educators
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Retail and Hospitality Staff
  • Interpreters and Translators

Prerequisites of the British Sign Language Training Course

There are no formal Prerequisites for attending this British Sign Language Training Course.

British Sign Language Training Course Overview

The British Sign Language Training Course is an essential programme for individuals seeking to bridge communication gaps with the deaf and hard of hearing community. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to British Sign Language (BSL), a vital tool for inclusive communication and fostering equality in diverse environments.

Learning BSL is crucial for professionals in healthcare, education, customer service, and community services, where clear and inclusive communication is paramount. The ability to use British Sign Language broadens professional competencies, enhances service accessibility, and promotes inclusivity, making it a valuable skill in any public-facing role.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day British Sign Language Training Course is designed to impart foundational BSL skills effectively. This intensive training equips delegates with basic sign language proficiency, enabling them to communicate more inclusively. The course's practical focus ensures that participants can start applying their skills immediately in their professional and personal lives.

Course Objectives:

  • To communicate effectively using British sign language's visual elements
  • To gain an understanding of BSL's syntax, grammar, and contextual nuances
  • To equip with the ability to engage in British sign language's conversations
  • To foster cultural awareness towards the deaf community and its language
  • To empower delegates to use BSL as a tool for inclusive communication
  • To prepare for interactions in diverse settings with individuals with impaired hearing

After attending this British Sign Language Training Course and the Communication Skills Course, delegates will be able to utilise BSL as a powerful tool for promoting inclusivity in various personal and professional interactions. They will also be able to engage confidently in basic to intermediate BSL dialogues, bridging communication gaps with the Deaf community.


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What’s included in this British Sign Language Training Course?

  • World-class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors   
  • British Sign Language Training Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


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This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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British Sign Language Training Course FAQs

The British Sign Language (BSL) is a visual-gestural language used by the Deaf community in the United Kingdom, employing handshapes, facial expressions, and body movements to communicate complex ideas and emotions.
The British Sign Language (BSL) is learned and utilised by individuals, organisations, and professionals to enhance inclusive interactions with deaf individuals and promote accessibility.
Learning British Sign Language (BSL) is crucial for fostering inclusivity, enabling effective communication with the Deaf community, breaking down barriers, and promoting equal access to information and services.
There are no formal prerequisites for attending this British Sign Language Course. Anyone interested in learning BSL can join this course.
This course welcomes anyone interested in learning to communicate through BSL, regardless of prior experience or background. It's designed for beginners as well as those seeking to advance their signing skills.
The British Sign Language Training provides a pathway to inclusive communication skills, nurturing empathy and understanding within the deaf community. The delegates of this BSL Course will acquire the capabilities to overcome language barriers, boost cultural awareness, and access career opportunities across various fields.
Upon completion of the British Sign Language Course, the delegates will receive a certification validating their newly acquired skills and knowledge.
The delegates in the British Sign Language Course will acquire proficiency in using BSL's visual components, grasp its syntax and structure, engage in conversations, and cultivate cultural sensitivity towards the deaf community alongside related topics.
The British Sign Language Training spans a one-day duration, offering delegates intensive sessions that encompass diverse facets of sign language, encompassing body language and facial expressions.
The training course is ideal for anyone seeking to engage with the deaf community or pursue careers requiring sign language skills, provided they are ready to commit to the effort of learning a new language.
The price for British Sign Language Training Course certification in the United Kingdom starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for British Sign Language Training Course.

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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