Courses For Young People

Why not learn British Sign Language (BSL) which may count towards the skills section of your DofE Award?

At Dot Sign Language we are already working with several students who are learning BSL as part of their skills section of the DofE award.

Our teachers are qualified, insured and DBS certified. They are Deaf and as such are native British Sign Language users and have many years of teaching BSL. We believe they are best placed to teach their language and explain Deaf culture to students. 

With COVID-19 restrictions and lock downs making life different and in some situations more difficult this past year we wanted to offer something to make it easier for people to learn BSL. 

Next month, we will be running our 12 week term-time online 101 BSL course via Zoom.

This activity may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Skills Section (Bronze), please check with your DofE Leader for applicability by clicking here: https://www.dofe.org/

Students will learn BSL through our Signature ‘Introduction to BSL’ course (unit 1 of BSL Level 1).

The classes will be interactive and make use of break out rooms so students can practice the skills they are learning with the cohort of fellow students under the supervision of a teacher. 

The introductory course  (unit 101) covers basic British Sign Language (BSL), meeting and greeting, and finger spelling.  There is a short assessment at the end of the course which will give each participant a ‘Signature’ unit 101 qualification. 

Each class group will have a minimum of 6 students (up to a maximum of 10).

The cost is £125.00 per pupil (including the examining board – Signature assessment fee).

To book, click on our bookings tab at the bottom of this page.

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BSL 101 Course Dates For Young People

Wednesday 5th May at 4.30 – 6pm

Monday 10 May at 4.30 – 6pm 

Monday 17th May at 4.30 – 6pm

Monday 24th May at 4.30 – 6pm 

Wednesday 2nd June at 4.30 – 6pm

Monday 7th June at 4.30 – 6pm

Monday 14th June at 4.30 – 6pm 

Monday 21st June at 4.30 – 6pm

Monday 28th June at 4.30 – 6pm 

Monday 5th July at 4.30 – 6pm 

Monday 12th July at 4.30 – 6pm

Monday 19th July at 4.30 – 6pm