British Sign Language Level 1

Level 1 is designed to teach learners to communicate with D/deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL. Our Level 1 BSL course is suitable for complete beginners, no prior experience necessary! At the end of Level 1 learners will be able to:

  • understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL
  • take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL
  • give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL
  • give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL

For a full overview of this qualification, please visit Signature's website here.


Date: TBC September 2021
Time: 18:00-20:00
Duration: 30 Weeks
Accreditor: Signature
Fee: £355 (inc. exams)
Teacher: Jonathan Slack
Location: MDC

Applications opening in June.


In line with Government guidelines our courses are currently being held online via the platform Zoom. Should guidelines allow us to, we will transition back to delivering classes face-to-face at MDC

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Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373