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Level 1 Award in BSL

Level 1 Award in BSL

New to BSL?  This is the first step of your ladder to breaking down barriers in communication.  Level 1 Certificate will teach you the basic requirements needed in Receptive and Productive skills, preparing you to start climbing the BSL Ladder.  The majority of all students start here, love the language, love the centre & Tutor in a relaxed, friendly and very interesting environment and continue to learn Level 2, Level 3 and Level 6.

Qualification aim

This qualification is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.  The specification has been designed using the UK Occupational Language Standards 2010 at Level 1.

Qualification structure

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately. Learners who are new to BSL should cover BSL101 first, as units BSL102 and BSL103 build on this knowledge. To achieve the full Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, candidates must pass all units.

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Course Length

25 weeks, Monday, 6pm till 8pm at Barnfield House, Accrington Road, Blackburn BB1 3NY

  • New students are emailed the Enrolment form for completion which they return via email.   Course deposit must be paid at least two weeks prior to course commencing.  Full induction to course and centre provided on day one of the course
  • Students can pay for the course in full or opt for instalments, if instalments are chosen then Standing Order will be set up
  • A4 Folder, clear wallets, dividers, paper, pens and
  • Most importantly USB, SD or external hard drive storage device minimum 16 GB
  • Access to and/or use of laptop and printer. 
  • Internet access
  • Mobile phone WhatsApp, as group discussions, updates and video clips are communicated through this system.