What opportunities will this course give me?

This BSL course will assist students to communicate more effectively with deaf people. It may also assist students to gain work, or progress their career, in care, education or any other area where an ability to sign is required.

Please note that this course is non vocational and does not lead to a qualification.

What will I be learning?

Learners will learn the following:

• How to recognise variations in the way deaf people communicate.
• How to sign at a basic level
• Finger spelling, names and places.
• Responding to simple signed questions.
• Understand receptive skills when signing.
• Demonstrate signing skills.

You will be able to gain a better understanding of the deaf culture and community.

A college certificate will be awarded on request.

Why is this course for me?

You will be taught by various methods including:

• Receptive from tutor
• Practical demonstration
• Group and pair work
• Games
• Role mode and role play
• DVDs
• Conversation

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

The tutor, Debbie Weir, is qualified in British Sign Language and has been a user of BSL for over 25 years. She has been a freelance sign language communicator since 2007, working with individuals of all abilities, across the full age spectrum, in a variety of settings. In addition to teaching basic BSL at Eastleigh College, tutor works full time teaching employability skills to help learners back into employment.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements necessary for this course; this course is suitable for anybody who is interested in British Sign Language.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Students can purchase a Sign Language Book; this is optional and at the students' cost.

Please bring a pen and paper to the class for making notes.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

Course Code

DFASL0

Course Options

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21/4/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Eastleigh College

Session code

C57C

Day

Wed

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

10

Fees

£150.00

24+: £150.00

11/1/2021 - Apply Now

Venue

Wildern School

Session code

L57A

Day

Mon

Time

19:00 – 21:00

Weeks

10

Fees

£150.00

24+: £150.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C57C Eastleigh College 21/4/2021 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 10 £150.00 £150.00 Apply now
L57A Wildern School 11/1/2021 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 10 £150.00 £150.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.