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Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language

4.3( 4 REVIEWS )
  • 1 year
  • Course Certificate
  • Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
  • 150 Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Material
  • 17 Number of Modules
  • Assessment Included


Are you on the lookout for an ideal sign language training course that will not just prep you to use them, but also to understand them? Then look no more, as this Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language course will give you the perfect start you need to communicate with deaf or mute people effectively. There are many sign languages used worldwide, however, this course will only focus on the sign language used by the British people. The course has been developed by industry experts who have years of experience with sign language and will disclose many insider information to make the learning experience worthwhile.

The course will start off with an introduction to the British sign language, its origin and its importance amongst the deaf and mute community. The course curriculum is also very compact with videos that will explore the alphabet, fingerspelling and names in the BSL, in addition to insight into the different ways to greet people using the language.

The videos are engaging and will demonstrate how to ask questions, how to make statements, how to express colours, animals, numbers, time, money, year, places and many more using the sign language, making this course an excellent opportunity for you to work with people with mutism or hearing disorders. Parents who have deaf or mute children might also find this course benefiting in communicating with their children and to remain emotionally attached to them.

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 regulated 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.

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. Your training provider 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.

Why Study at Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

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This course is delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 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 mutism or hearing loss
  • Professionals working with deaf or mute children or adults
  • Parents that have deaf or mute children
  • Anyone interested in learning the sign language
  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification in any discipline.

In order to complete the Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language successfully , all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Quality Licence Scheme combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, Quality Licence Scheme also offers qualifications for all ages and abilities all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to use and interpret sign languages effectively and thus, will improve your marketability for a range of jobs in the job market. You can also use this certificate to attain the much longed career progression or to expand your education in the subject. Given below are some of the jobs this certificate will benefit you in, 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
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum

1. Introduction To British Sign Language
2. Alphabet, Fingerspelling and Names
3. Greetings
4. Family, Question Forms and Family Story
5. Rooms in the House
6. Colors
7. Questions and Statements About the Home
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8. Animals
9. Numbers and Money
10. Time and Months of the Year
11. Describing Ages
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12. Weather
13. Transport
14. Directions
15. Hobbies
16. Work
17. Food and Drink
Bonus Stories
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Students feedback


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    Sammy Byrne

    January 15, 2021
    Informative course

    The course was informative and detailed British sign language. The course provided an introduction to sign language, and demonstrated how to ask questions, make statements, express colours and tell the time amongst numerous other things.

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    Caden Edwards

    December 30, 2020
    Complete understanding

    I gained a complete understanding of this subject, and as a special education teacher, found this training to be highly beneficial to my career.

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    Robin Murray

    November 13, 2020
    Improved my knowledge

    I had some understanding of sign language, but this was a more effective approach to learning it.

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    Brynn Sharp

    October 10, 2020
    Prospects enhanced

    Taking this course has given me the opportunity to become an interpreter in an educational setting. I love the work I’m doing.

  • 1 year
  • Course Certificate
  • Endorsed by "Quality Licence Scheme"
  • 150 Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Material
  • 17 Number of Modules
  • Assessment Included
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