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British Sign Language (BSL) training

BSL is in use every day by our staff, clients, community groups and visitors. We are proud to be an organisation that understands D/deaf culture and deafness.

All of our training is delivered by our deaf members of staff whose primary language is BSL.

BSL Level 1

  • Birmingham

The starting point for anyone who wants a recognised BSL qualification. You’ll learn the basic skills and confidence to sign. Accredited by Signature.

This course is now full but we are accepting people for our next course in Autumn 2024. Let us know if you would like to be added to our waiting list.

Class time: 6pm – 9pm
Course duration: 22 weeks (with breaks for half term)
Cost: £455

Location: Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ

BSL Level 2

  • Birmingham

Must have gained BSL level 1 qualification. During this course, you will learn BSL grammar and regional variations to expand your conversational skills. Accredited by Signature.

This course is now full but we are accepting people for our next course in Summer 2024. Let us know if you would like to be added to our waiting list.

Class time: 6pm – 9pm
Course duration: 34 weeks (with breaks for half term)
Cost: £695

Location: Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ

BSL Level 3

  • Birmingham

Must have gained BSL level 2 qualification. This course is recommended for people who work on a regular basis with D/deaf people. During this course, you will learn advanced signing skills, understand the use of BSL in a range of work and social situations and gain a deeper understanding of the D/deaf community and culture. Accredited by Signature.

This course is starting on Thursday 18th April 2024.

Class time: 6pm – 9pm
Course duration: 38 weeks (with breaks for half term)
Cost: £999

Location: Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ

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Bespoke training

We can offer bespoke BSL training courses for organisations to help you better understand and respond to the needs of D/deaf or hard of hearing colleagues and people who are accessing your products and services.

What you’ll learn on the course:

  • An introduction into BSL
  • Deaf awareness
  • Using simple language
  • Basic BSL signs
  • The importance of body language and facial expressions

Training courses can be held at a venue of your choice or remotely.

Meet our trainers

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Jet

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Karl

Got a question? Our friendly team will be happy to help

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