Course Details

  • This qualification aims to introduce learners to simple and basic skills in British Sign Language (BSL) to enable them to communicate with deaf people on everyday topics in accordance with the National Language Standards.

    The qualification will be delivered in three units:

    1. Understand basic information in British Sign Language
    2. Develop strategies to acquire simple and basic British Sign Language skills
    3. Take part in and follow simple conversations in British Sign Language

  • No previous experience of British Sign Language is required.

  • The assessment for each unit will be carried out by a trained IBSL assessor (who may be the course tutor) and will involve a variety of assessment methods, some of which may be recorded.


  • You’ll have a wide range of options open to you after completing this Entry Level Award in British Sign Language. You could progress onto IBSL Level 1 Award in British Sign Language Studies and then IBSL Level 2 Award in British Sign Language Studies on your journey to amazing at The Manchester College.

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  • There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees. Find out more about the different help you could receive on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page. (http://www.tmc.ac.uk/study-with-us/fees-finance-funding)

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