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British Sign Language (BSL) courses – Plymouth

Learn British Sign Language

At Complete Communication, we are passionate about British Sign Language (BSL) and the Deaf Community. For us, access to communication is at the core of everything we do and we want to go some way to creating a world where everyone knows BSL.

As a Signature registered training centre, we have the pleasure of being able to offer the following courses:

We are also offering Bespoke Courses for individuals or organisations who don’t need to achieve a formal qualification, but would rather learn specific elements that are pertinent to their life, career or goals.

To find out more about our courses, please look below for more information. Alternatively, feel free to email or call us.

To apply to learn with us, please complete the below application form, completing all sections.

Our courses

Signature Level 1 in British Sign Language (BSL)

BSL Level 1 is aimed at those who would like to begin learning how to communicate with deaf people on everyday topics.

By the end of the course, learners will be able to demonstrate basic competence in both productive and receptive skills. They will have enough knowledge and understanding to engage in simple conversations, and will be able to use everyday language and finger spelling.

The course will be taught over 16 weeks, including assessments, with a 2-hour lesson, once a week.

Course Details

BSL course level 1 start dates/times:

Next course: TBC

Future course dates and times: TBC

Location: Office 10, Creykes Court, 5 Craigie Drive, The Millfields, PLYMOUTH PL1 3JB

Course fees: £499 (Inclusive of VAT and the £99 Signature assessment fee)

UPDATE: We are also offering 10% discount on our BSL level 1 and 2 courses for new students who work for the NHS or within the care sector. Proof of employment will be required at the application stage.

A non-refundable deposit of £75 is required to secure your place.

Any retakes of initial exams are not included in the above fee.

(If the above dates are not suitable but you would still like to learn BSL, get in touch as we are happy to organise additional courses.)

Signature Level 2 in British Sign Language (BSL)

BSL Level 2 is aimed at those who would like to build on the basic skills they have already acquired. It is divided into three units: Productive, Conversational and Receptive Skills.

On completion of the course, learners will be able to take part in longer, more complex conversations than at Level 1, and will be able to use a wider range of vocabulary.

The course will be taught over 26 weeks, including assessments, with a 2-hour lesson, once a week.

Course Details

BSL course level 2 start date and time:

Next course: TBC

Future course dates and times: TBC

Location: Office 10, Creykes Court, 5 Craigie Drive, The Millfields, PLYMOUTH PL1 3JB

Course fees: £850 (Inclusive of VAT and the £168.40 Signature assessment fee)

UPDATE: We are also offering 10% discount on our BSL level 1 and 2 courses for new students who work for the NHS or within the care sector. Proof of employment will be required at the application stage.

A non-refundable deposit of £75 is required to secure your place.

Any retakes of initial exams are not included in the above fee.

(If the above dates are not suitable but you would still like to learn BSL, get in touch as we are happy to organise additional courses.)

Deaf Awareness course

When working with Deaf people in either employment or in a voluntary position, it is important that you are aware of the needs of others around you.

Our Deaf Awareness course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Deafness.

Course Details

Our Deaf Awareness course covers the following topics:

  • What is deafness?
  • Coping with communication difficulties
  • Basic British Sign Language
  • Deaf culture
  • Lip-reading
  • Tips for effective communication

Courses start: TBC

  • please get in touch to express your interest

(If the above dates are not suitable but you would still like to learn BSL, get in touch as we are happy to organise additional courses.)

Bespoke courses

We are also able to offer bespoke BSL training courses for groups or organisations who would like to learn how to communicate better with family members, deaf members of staff or deaf people who are accessing their services.

These courses can be tailored around your organisations needs and goals.

Reviews

Level 1 student

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to BSL. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish I could have continued. I still learn via YouTube at home. It was an absolute pleasure meeting the team. I wish them all the happiness in the world.”

Barney (Barnaby) - Short course student

“I felt warmly welcomed from the outset and I felt a sense of inclusivity throughout the course. The environment was attractive and I felt happy to be onboard. The course was presented in a clear and calm way and the delivery was down to earth and easily accessible. I was able to understand the points that were being made and I certainly feel that my contributions were received in a kindly way too. I certainly felt like I left in a better state than I had arrived in. The only concern is the technical difficulties surrounding people being seen with their hands up. Apart from that I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the group again very soon. Huge smiles and a very warm heart.”

Application form

To apply for one of our fun and inclusive courses, please complete the below application form.

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