BSL Level 1

British Sign Language Level 1


To learn Level 1 BSL communication skills relating to the following topics:
Meeting people, numbers, calendar information, weather, transport, directions, countries, describe family, animals, objects, interests, activities, food, drink, work.


To complete the three qualification units as follows:-
⇒ BSL 101 – Introduction to BSL
BSL 102 – Conversational BSL
BSL 103 – Communicate in BSL about everyday life

Students will take three assessments and, if successful, achieve the Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, accredited by Signature.

Our 2020/21 Academic Year BSL Level 1 course will run on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm starting on 15th September 2020 (32 weeks) at Bournemouth Deaf Club in a classroom (Covid-19 secure) setting with social distancing measures in place.

Please contact Zoe at or phone/text 07793284109 for further information.   To enrol, please click on the link below and submit your form online.  Your place on the course will be confirmed as soon as payment for your course fee is received.

The full course fee is £500 (including 3 x assessment fees payable to Signature).  This can be paid in 4 instalments (£10 administration fee applies) with £125 payable at time of enrolment.  You can pay direct into our bank account using Sort Code: 40-40-14, Account number: 31772120.  If you pay by this method, please use your name as a reference.

Please make any cheques payable to Wiltshire & Dorset Deaf Association and send to WDDA Admin, 25 Portman Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6EU.

*NEW* BSL Level 1 course for September 2019

In response to demand we will be holding a second BSL Level 1 course again in the 2019/20 academic year. This course will run on Thursday evenings at Beaufort Community Centre, Beaufort Road, Southbourne, Dorset BH6 5LB with WDDA Tutor Lynn Preston. Our Tuesday evening BSL Level 1 course will… Continue reading

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BSL1 – Assessment Congratulations

Many congratulations to our BSL Level 1 group on successfully completing your first 101 assessment, led by Steffy. This strong foundation will set you up for the rest of the course in 2018. Continue reading

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