Certificate in British Sign Language - Level 1

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Overview Certificate in British Sign Language – Level 1  British Sign Language is not only used by people who are …


Certificate in British Sign Language – Level 1  British Sign Language is not only used by people who are D/deaf or the hearing impaired, it is also a subject of study for anyone who is teaching or working with D/deaf adults or children. Or, you can be a learner who wants to learn British Sign Language to expand your understanding of it and develop it as a hobby. The beginner course in British Sign Language will help you communicate with others already using sign language, or learning to use it.

The course is a video training where you will be introduced to British Sign Language, enhancing your sign language vocabulary. The curriculum is in-depth and will cover how to engage in daily conversations. You will also learn to sign about people, animals, colours, numbers and time. Additionally, you will learn the signs for food and drink, work, hobbies and directions.

If you aspire or already work as a special education teacher, or speech pathologist, the beginner course in British Sign Language is a great course to start off with. It is a specialty programme to help you use it day to day basic conversations. It is a practical course that will improve your understanding of British Sign language, and to develop further proficiency.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 1 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Certificate in British Sign Language – Level 1 itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current qualifications. Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*Study365 is an approved reselling partner for Quality Licence Scheme courses under Global Edulink

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  • What will I learn?
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  • Who is it for
  • Entry Requirement
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
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  • Progression and Career Path

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding. 

  • Learn how to use BSL in everyday conversations
  • Understand practical aspects of grammar and vocabulary
  • Develop your receptive skills in British Sign Language
  • You will learn how to convey conversations in eating, drinking, shopping and travel
  • If you are aiming to work in your career with deaf children or adults, and want to improve your understanding of BSL

The course is delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and for 365 days (12 months). As this is an online course, you have no set timetable and can study at your own pace. Move through the modules as fast or slow as you wish, and return to previous sections at any point.

  • Individuals aspiring to work with people with D/deaf or hearing impaired
  • Professionals working with D/deaf children or adults
  • Parents that have deaf children
  • Anyone interested in learning British Sign Language
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A qualification in any discipline.

This online course is assignment-based with learners being assessed upon the submission of a series of assignments. Once you successfully submit the assignments, students will gain an academic certification. The assignments must be submitted to the instructor through the online learning portal. The assignments will be reviewed and evaluated, with feedback provided to the student on how well they have fared. 

Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the British Sign Language at QLS Level 1 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

This course will equip you with the basic knowledge and skills in British Sign Language which could open the doors for further studies should you wish to.  There are various career paths working with D/deaf and hearing impaired people. Examples can be seen below along with the average UK salary per annum according to

  • Special Education Teacher (Middle School) – £31,900 per annum
  • Interpreter – £23,358 per annum
  • Speech-Language Pathologist – £35,000 per annum
  • Audiologist
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Course Curriculum

1. Introduction To British Sign Language
1.1. Introduction 00:00:00
1.2. Introduction – Script
2. Alphabet, Fingerspelling And Names
2.1. Alphabet 00:00:00
2.2. Alphabet – Test Yourself 00:00:00
2.3. Fingerspelling – Test 00:00:00
2.4. Fingerspelling – Reply 00:00:00
2.5. Names – Test 00:00:00
2.6. Names – Reply 00:00:00
2.7. Names – Script
3. Greetings
3.1. Greetings 00:00:00
3.2. Greetings – Test Yourself 00:00:00
3.3. Greetings – Script
4. Family, Question Forms And Family Story
4.1. Family 00:00:00
4.2. Family – Test Yourself 00:00:00
4.3. Family – Script
4.4. Question Forms 00:00:00
4.5. Question Forms – Test Yourself 00:00:00
4.6. Questions – Script
4.7. Family Story – Test 00:00:00
4.8. Family Story – Reply 00:00:00
4.9. Family Story – Script
5. Rooms In The House
5.1. Rooms In The House 00:00:00
5.2. Rooms In The House – Script
5.3. Kitchen 00:00:00
5.4. Kitchen – Script
5.5. Bathroom 00:00:00
5.6. Bathroom – Script
5.7. Bedroom 00:00:00
5.8. Bedroom – Script
5.9. Living Room And Dining Room 00:00:00
5.10. Living Room And Dining Room – Script
5.11. Study 00:00:00
5.12. Study – Script
5.13. Utility Room 00:00:00
5.14. Utility Room – Script
5.15. Garden 00:00:00
5.16. Garden – Script
6. Colors
6.1. Colours 00:00:00
6.2. Colours – Test Yourself 00:00:00
6.3. Colours – Script
7. Questions And Statements About The Home
7.1. Questions And Statements About Home – Test 00:00:00
7.2. Questions And Statements About The Home – Replay 00:00:00
7.3. Questions And Statement About The Home – Script
8. Animals
8.1. Animal 00:00:00
8.2. Animal – Test Yourself 00:00:00
8.3. Animal – Script
8.4. Short Animal Story 00:00:00
8.5. Short Animal Story – Replay 00:00:00
8.6. Short Animal Story – Script
8.7. Animal And Pet Questions 00:00:00
8.8. Animal And Pet Questions – Replay 00:00:00
8.9. Animal And Pet Questions – Script
9. Numbers And Money
9.1. Numbers 1-30 00:00:00
9.2. Numbers 1-30 – Test Yourself 00:00:00
9.3. Numbers 1-30 – Script
9.4. Numbers 10’S, 100’S 00:00:00
9.5. Numbers 10’S, 100’S – Test Yourself 00:00:00
9.6. Numbers 10’s, 100’s – Script
9.7. Mixed Number – Test 00:00:00
9.8. Mixed Number – Replay 00:00:00
9.9. Mixed Number – Script
9.10. Money £1 – £20 00:00:00
9.11. Money £1 – £20 – Test Yourself 00:00:00
9.12. Money £1 – £20 – Script
9.13. Mixed Money – Test 00:00:00
9.14. Mixed Money – Replay 00:00:00
9.15. Mixed Money – Script
10. Time And Months Of The Year
10.1. Time 1 O’clock To 12 O’clock 00:00:00
10.2. Time 1 O’clock To 12 O’clock – Script
10.3. Days Of The Week 00:00:00
10.4. Days Of The Week – Script
10.5. Months Of The Year 00:00:00
10.6. Months Of The Year – Script
10.7. Time Periods 00:00:00
10.8. Time Periods – Test Yourself 00:00:00
10.9. Time Periods – Script
11. Describing Ages
11.1. Describing Ages 00:00:00
11.2. Describing Ages – Test Yourself 00:00:00
11.3. Describing Ages – Script
11.4. Number And Ages Phrase – Test 00:00:00
11.5. Number And Ages Phrase – Replay 00:00:00
11.6. Number And Ages Phrase – Script
11.7. Mixed Time, Ages And Money – Test 00:00:00
11.8. Mixed Time, Ages, And Money – Replay 00:00:00
11.9. Mixed Time, Ages, And Money – Script
12. Weather
12.1. Weather 00:00:00
12.2. Weather – Test Yourself 00:00:00
12.3. Weather – Script
12.4. Weather Phrase – Test 00:00:00
12.5. Weather Phrase – Replay 00:00:00
12.6. Weather Phrase – Script
13. Transport
13.1. Transport 00:00:00
13.2. Transport – Test Yourself 00:00:00
13.3. Transport – Script
13.4. Transport Phrases – Test 00:00:00
13.5. Transport Phrases – Replay 00:00:00
13.6. Transport Phrases – Script
14. Directions
14.1. Directions 00:00:00
14.2. Directions – Test Yourself 00:00:00
14.3. Directions – Script
14.4. Direction Phrases – Test 00:00:00
14.5. Direction Phrases – Replay 00:00:00
14.6. Direction Phrases – Script
15. Hobbies
15.1. Hobbies 00:00:00
15.2. Hobbies – Test Yourself 00:00:00
15.3. Hobbies – Script
15.4. Hobbies Phrases – Test 00:00:00
15.5. Hobbies Phrases – Replay 00:00:00
15.6. Hobbies Phrases – Script
16. Work
16.1. Work 00:00:00
16.2. Work – Test Yourself 00:00:00
16.3. Work – Script
16.4. Work Phrases -Test 00:00:00
16.5. Work Phrases – Replay 00:00:00
16.6. Work Phrases – Script
17. Food And Drink
17.1. Food And Drink 00:00:00
17.2. Food And Drink – Test Yourself 00:00:00
17.3. Food And Drink – Script
17.4. Food And Drink Phrases – Test 00:00:00
17.5. Food And Drink Phrases – Replay 00:00:00
17.6. Food And Drink Phrases – Script
01. The Broken Car 00:00:00
02. Tom’s 18th Birthday Party 00:00:00
03. New House 00:00:00
04. At The Bank 00:00:00
05. On A Train 00:00:00
06. Going to A Restaurant 00:00:00
07. Going on A Picnic 00:00:00
08. Job Interview Day 00:00:00
09. Horse Riding 00:00:00
10. I’m Lost and Need Directions 00:00:00
11. Valentine’s Day 00:00:00
12. A Day in Hospital 00:00:00
13. Learning to Drive 00:00:00
14. School Reunion 00:00:00
15. Meeting Up With the Family 00:00:00
Bonus Stories
01. Learning to Drive 00:00:00
02. New House 00:00:00
03. On A Train 00:00:00
04. Toms 18th Birthday 00:00:00
05. Valentine’s Day 00:00:00
☑ Assignment
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    g D Downey

    July 08, 2020
    Great course

    Very informative course. A great intro into BSL!

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