Level 1

Qualification Aim

 

Level 1 £335 including assessment fees*

 

This qualification is designed to teach learners to communicate with 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.

The specification has been designed using the UK Occupational Language Standards 2010 at Level 1.

 

At the end of the qualification, 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

Target group

 

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language can be taken without any previous BSL experience at any level. This qualification allows learners to gain basic skills and confidence in the two areas of production and reception of BSL.

 

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language is suitable for those who:

 

  • want to learn basic language skills to communicate simple conversations with Deaf people

  • want to learn new language skills as part of a programme of study

  • want to progress to more advanced study and/or employment using BSL in the future

  • are studying for personal development

  • are parents, family, friends or colleagues of Deaf people.

 

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language is suitable for all ages, including pre-16.

Progression routes

On completion of Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, a wide range of further qualifications are available, including:

  • Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language

These qualifications would potentially lead an individual to various employment opportunities.