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An Introduction to British Sign Language

An Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) certificate aims to enable you to use BSL in everyday situations, to communicate with Deaf people, and to raise students’ awareness of British Deaf people’s language, community and culture. It is an interesting and enjoyable certificate, which will also enhance your employability by gaining credits towards your CPD plan.


Course overview

The Introduction to BSL certificate is designed to enable you to acquire a basic ability to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) in everyday situations. The BSL content will resemble essential, real-life vocabulary, and vital language functions necessary for common situations and experiences where students may encounter Deaf people.

  • Meeting and greeting people
  • Family and friends
  • At Home
  • Transport and work
  • Sport, hobbies and activities
  • Food and drink
  • Calendar, weather and feelings
  • Holiday and travel

Award: Cert
Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 1 Semester
Campus: Preston
Start Date: January to May

Academic expertise


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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