Welcome to the course OpenLearn site.
Each zoom session is 120 mins long (including a 15 min break)
This site is for your reference between sessions and will NOT be used during zoom sessions. It hosts the quizzes and modules for each session which are to be completed outside of session time. If you wish to be entered for exams at the end of this course you must complete all quizzes and post in each sessions forum.
If you need any assistance please email your tutor.
The course runs for 25 weeks (excluding holidays), the dates of session are shared by your tutor during the first session. The Level 1 Introduction to British Sign Language course which upon completion and successful passing of exams qualifies students with the Signature (one of the 2 UK BSL qualifications awarding bodies) Level 1 BSL Certificate. The course covers all the basics of learning a new language including; the fingerspelling alphabet, numbers, greetings and introductions, basic conversation, basic questions, colours, food and drink, hobbies and sports, emotions and feelings, directions and places in the community, animals. signs for healthcare 1, signs for school and education 1, BSL grammar and sentence structure, BSL history, D/deaf culture, sign linguistics 1 and deaf awareness. There are 4 exams in this course which are all taken at the end of the 25 weeks/sessions.