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British Sign Language Diploma Course

12 Modules , 6 Videos

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  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What You'll Learn from the British Sign Language Course

The British Sign Language Course introduces students to BSL and helps them to become fluent enough to use it in basic, everyday conversation. By the end of the course, you will have a good, basic understanding of BSL and be in a great place to pursue British Sign Language further and develop further proficiency in it.

As well as understanding the practical aspects of vocabulary and grammar, this course also gives students a more thorough knowledge with additional topics covered, such as the origins of British Sign Language, how it is used (not solely as a form of communication the hearing...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Introduction and Background Knowledge
  • Introduction
Module 1: Getting to know British Sign Language
  • Part 1: What is British Sign Language?
  • Part 2: Origin and History of British Sign Language
  • Part 3: Comparing British Sign Language with the Alternatives
  • Part 4: Advantages of learning BSL
  • Part 5: Who is British Sign Language for?
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Learning British Sign Language
  • Part 1: Who can learn BSL?
  • Part 2: The Right Tools for the Job
  • Part 3: Making a Study and Practice Schedule
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Starting with the Basics
  • Part 1: Greetings
  • Part 2: Family and Friends
  • Part 3: Simple Conversations
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Part 5: Basics, Objects and Places Video
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Numbers and Quantities
  • Part 1: Numbers in the British Sign Language
  • Part 2: Quantities in BSL
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Part 4: Letters Numbers and Quantities Video
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Sign Language for food and drink
  • Part 1: Talking about food in BSL
  • Part 2: Starting with the Basics
  • Part 3: Talking about drinks in BSL
  • Part 4: Casual Conversation Over Food Table in BSL
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Weather
  • Part 1: Talking about Weather in BSL
  • Part 2: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Feelings
  • Part 1: Signs for conveying feelings
  • Part 2: Incorporating Signs into Conversation
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Describing People’s Personality with BSL
  • Part 1: Personality and Characteristic Traits
  • Part 2: Comparing Personality Traits of a Person
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Miscellaneous Signs
  • Part 1: BSL in a Work Environment
  • Part 2: Objects and Places
  • Part 3: Calendars and Times
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: The Grammar of British Sign Language
  • Part 1: Grammar in Sign Language
  • Part 2: Is BSL grammar the same as English Grammar?
  • Part 3: What should I know about BSL Grammar?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11: Course Overview
  • Part 1: What can you do now?
  • Part 2: Final Recap of this Course
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Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The BSL Course takes anyone who wishes to learn sign language, from complete novice, to having a good, basic understanding of British sign language and being capable of using it in basic, everyday conversation; giving them a good foundation of knowledge to then go onto further study and gain further proficiency. The course will help those who work with the public or in carer roles, where they may come in contact with BSL users, and for those who are considering a career in British Sign Language Interpretation but would like to understand the topic further before committing to a more financially and time-demanding course.

Accreditations

The British Sign Language Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 2 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

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