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BSL Brought to You

Have you ever considered hosting an in-house BSL course in your own organisation or workplace to learn conversational signing?  In-house BSL courses are perfect for organisations that work with a colleague who is a BSL user or have staff that interact with BSL users in their daily working life.

Learning BSL is also a great way to team build whilst gaining a useful, transferable skill.

All courses are delivered by a Culturally Deaf BSL teacher using a variety of learning methods, including conversation, role-play, tutorials and DVD work to help with your understanding of BSL (sign reception), and ability to use BSL (sign production).

We come to you to deliver the course on days and times to suit you; courses are usually delivered over 2 hours per week but this is flexible and the course can be delivered more intensively depending on your needs.

The recommended guided contact learning for a Level 1 course is 66 hours and there are 3 assessments; all must be passed to achieve the qualification.

In order to achieve a good learning environment for learners we recommended a minimum number of 10 people per group up to a maximum of 14.


All of our certified BSL courses are accredited by the Institute of British Sign Language (iBSL).

iBSL is an awarding organisation recognised by Ofqual (the Office of the Regulator for Qualifications, Examinations and Assessments in England). It is Deaf-led, with a Board of Trustees who are all Deaf and experienced in BSL and Deaf Studies.

A UK-wide awarding organisation, iBSL provides a range of qualifications in BSL and Deaf Studies that meet the needs of learners of all ages and abilities. iBSL has qualifications in BSL from Entry Level up to Level 4, and also offers other qualifications such as BSL Awareness and Heritage.

The Academy of BSL will follow the unique curricula that has been developed by the BDA, in conjunction with Deaf people who are themselves native BSL users.

Non-Accredited Learning

If you do not want an accredited course but just a general introduction to BSL we can also provide a basic 20-hour course, again at a time to suit you.

This is a short but fun and useful introduction to the language and culture of the Deaf Community; learners will learn how to introduce themselves and be able to exchange information using numbers, times and dates. They will also learn how to exchange personal information about their daily life such as where they work, their family and other general conversation topics.

All Academy courses can be tailored to match your needs. To discuss a course to suit your organisation email: