BSL Courses

We have a number of British Sign Language (BSL) course starting soon! All of our course are taught by experienced Deaf tutors, which will allow you to be immersed in BSL and Deaf culture!

Please see our Course Booking Officer’s contact details at the bottom of this pageb for any question you may have.


British Sign Language Level 1

Level 1 is a 30 week course for 2 hours per week with an optional day and evening course. You will take three assessments including receptive and productive exams. All our courses are through Institute of British Sign Language (IBSL) exam board. Cost: £275 (inc exam fees).

Unfortunately our upcoming Level 1 courses commencing in September are NOW FULL.

Please be advised our Level 1 courses follow the academic year and therefore our next Level 1 course will begin in September 2020. Applications will be accepted from July 2020. Any applications sent before then will not be accepted or acknowledged. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please click on “BSL Training Course Application Form” (below) for downloadable copy of our application form. To be completed and emailed to Emma Andrews at courses@manchesterdeafcentre.com

BSL Training Course Application Form


British Sign Language Level 2

Our next IBSL Level 2 courses start on:

  • 13th January 2020

British Sign Language Level 2 is a 34 week course for 3 hours per week. You will take four assessments including receptive and productive exams. All our courses are through Institute of British Sign Language (IBSL) exam board. Cost: £375 (inc exam fees).

Please click on “BSL Training Course Application Form” (below) for downloadable copy of our application form. To be completed and emailed to Emma Andrews at courses@manchesterdeafcentre.com

We are not currently accepting applications. Will be accepting applications for our January courses from October (01/10/19) onwards – any applications sent before October will not be acknowledged or accepted (we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause; if you have sent an application previously, please resend this in October). We can only accept applications that have been completed in an electronic format

BSL Training Course Application Form


British Sign Language Level 3

Our next IBSL Level 3 courses start on:

  • To Be Confirmed

BSL Training Course Application Form

Please be advised our courses are for the ages 16+.


Teacher Description:

“I’m Deaf and British Sign Language user since I was 7 years old.  I am a fully qualified BSL tutor and have been a BSL teacher to hearing people in Greater Manchester for 12 years. I hold a  PGCE  and Level 3 certificate in BSL. I will be teaching BSL Level 2 this year at Manchester Deaf Centre.”

– Anita Kanji, BSL Teacher

Student Testimony:

“I just wanted to let you know how valuable the BSL course has already been after only two sessions. Last Wednesday I was volunteering at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I was stationed outside Paediatric Critical Care, monitoring the entering of parents to see their children. A mother, who happened to be deaf, came to see her son and I was able to communicate with her in BSL. I was able to greet her and ask her what her name was using signing and also asked her to spell her son’s name. It felt great being able to be inclusive and communicate using the mother’s preferred language, rather than expecting her to struggle with ‘normal’ methods of communicating, particularly at a time of stress when her child was ill.

I’ve also been using BSL with children that have learning disabilities at Jump Space where I volunteer on Thursdays. I think the parents really appreciate us making it so much easier for their children to communicate their needs to the staff and helping them to feel that we are ‘listening’ to them.

Please thank Anita and let her know how useful the training has been. We are thoroughly enjoying the sessions and learning so much. I always look forward to the training, especially as Anita makes it so enjoyable and stimulating. She’s a great trainer!

Thank you so much for enabling us to learn these extra skills and supporting us at this amazing college!”


Emma Andrew – Courses Booking Officer

Tel: 0161 273 6699   

Email: courses@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Contact Us ! 0161 273 3415

If you have a question about any of our services, please get in touch!