Taster: British Sign Language

Ref: C3533425

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning some simple basic skills using British Sign Language (BSL) to enable them to improve their communication with D/deaf people.

Course aim

Have you ever thought about learning British Sign Language (BSL), but wondered if this would be right for you? This course aims to introduce learners to some simple basic skills in British Sign Language covering a range of topics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • No skills or experience needed.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand simple, basic information presented in British Sign Language.
  • Begin to develop the ability to provide simple, basic information in British Sign Language.
  • Begin to participate in simple conversation with Deaf people using British Sign Language.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You may wish to bring a notebook and pen.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Taster: British Sign Language


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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