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: Monday 11th January 2021
Time: 18:00-20:00
Duration: 30 Weeks
Fee: £350 (inc. exams)
Teacher: Dipti Patel

Date: Thursday 16th January 2021
Time: 18:00-20:00
Duration: 30 Weeks
Fee: £350 (inc. exams)
Teacher: Anita Kanji

Applications now open! Application Deadline: 30th November 2020

BSL Training Course Application Form


In line with Government guidelines we anticipate our courses will commence in class at MDC. However please note should circumstances change meaning we are unable deliver classes at MDC, we will be delivering our courses online via the platform Zoom.

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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