AM - Active Development Message.

::: PLEASE BE AWARE THIS SECTION OF THE SITE IS UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT! :::
...

British Sign Language: Level 1

(SCQF level 4)

Languages, Faculty of Business

Applications closed

Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

26th Oct 2017, 25 weeks

26th Oct 2017, 25 weeks

Location

City Campus

Cost

£ 345

Overview

This beginner's level course will enable you to communicate in British sign language. You'll be able to communicate about familiar, day-to-day topics and activities. The three-unit structure will allow you to study the qualification in bite-sized chunks.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to communicate confidently to Deaf people, using basic sign language skills, in a variety of situations, and progress to Level 2.

Qualification structure

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately. Learners who are new to BSL should cover BSL101 first, as units BSL102 and BSL103 build on this knowledge.

To achieve the full Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, candidates must pass all units.

Unit

QAN unit number

Unit title

Assessment

BSL101

F/502/4513

Introduction to BSL

Practical assessment of skills

BSL102

J/504/0762

Conversational BSL

Conversation in BSL

BSL103

F/504/0761

Communicate in BSL about Everyday Life

Conversation in BSL

Unit BSL101 is internally assessed by the teacher. Units BSL102 and BSL103 are externally assessed by a Signature assessor.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved ESOL Intermediate Level 2 (or equivalent).

Additional selection requirements

Please be aware that BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Fingerspelling the alphabet, your name and where you are from.
  • Numbers, calendar, dates, times and colours.
  • Explain directions, different modes of transport and how you arrived.
  • Talk about friends, family and pets.
  • Hobbies, interests and everyday activities.
  • Describe people, objects and buildings Compound signs and Directional verbs.
  • Practice on receptive, presentation and conversational skills.

After the course

Careers

 

Once you've completed this course you can continue on to British Sign Language Level 2.

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

On completing this course (on passing exams 101,102 and 103), you may progress on to British Sign Language 2.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course will be taught in a friendly atmosphere, but you'll engage in class by producing and receiving signs. The course will not be voiced.

All students must appreciate this course require considerable practice, both during class and in your own time, to reach assessment standard.

  • You should dedicate at least 6 hours per week at home for study and practice to ensure your skills improve and develop.
  • Engage in the lessons
  • Be prepared to work on a diverse range of people within your class
  • Be prepared to let class members work on you – all class members will work with each other.

Assessment methods

Please see the qualification structure in our overview sections.

Additional Information

Materials

Handouts will be provided in class as appropriate. Learners will be advised by the Lecturer if there is a need to purchase any material.

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    26th Oct 2017, 25 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 345