Learn the BSL Basics

If you don’t have time to commit to a full Level 1 course right now or just want to learn the basics, we can offer short introductory courses.

If you can get a group together and have a venue you can host training we are happy to come to you for training. Perfect for workplaces, community organisations or groups of friends; we can come to you at a time which suits. Course price quote is dependent on location and size of group.

An introductory course can be taught in 18-20 hours (e.g. 10 sessions of 2 hours), and there is the option to take the Signature BSL101 assessment for a recognised qualification.

We will cover everyday essentials – meeting and greeting, directions, Fingerspelling, numbers, days and months, travel, weather. We will introduce linguistics – how BSL uses a ‘topic-comment’ structure and how to construct a sentence, as well as explaining use of timelines and placement. We can also include some specialist vocabulary targeted at your workplace needs. For more information contact 

Customised Training - An Example

Dot Sign Language have taught two 10 week BSL courses for the Government Department For International Development (DFID) in preparation for their Global Disability Summit. We have designed a customised course incorporating the vocabulary which their team needs, including discussion on humanitarian projects, sanitation and disease prevention.

This Spring Dot is teaching a short BSL course for The Recovery College in Frimley to help their team communicate with Deaf people attending their workshops. We have included vocabulary related to mental health and wellbeing.