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BSL TRAINING

BSL TRAINING

Why Choose Us?

The Training Team at CommPlus are passionate about British Sign Language.  Our Training Centre is designed to offer a relaxing environment, where you can feel supported and encouraged as you learn this new and exciting language.

If you are a business with a team of people keen to learn BSL,  we can also offer Deaf Awareness and BSL training at your site.

We believe that native BSL language users make the best teachers and language models.  For this reason, your BSL Course will be taught by Deaf BSL users.  This is the best way for you to be immersed in the language and gain a true understanding of the Deaf Community.

All of our courses are approved by Signature, an awarding body for British Sign Language Courses.

Deaf Awareness /
BSL Taster Courses

BSL Level 1

BSL Level 2

BSL Level 3

NVQ BSL Level 6

BSL/English Interpreter Qualification

These courses are designed for teams or businesses who want to expand their knowledge of the Deaf Community and appropriate communication.

Our trainers will create and tailor courses to meet the needs of your team or business.  Courses can be full day, half day or 2 hour sessions and cover a range of topics including; ‘Communication Tactics’, ‘Frontline BSL Vocabulary’ and ‘Appropriate Technology’.

Feedback from previous learners shows that, after these courses, staff feel more confident in communicating with Deaf or Hard of Hearing customers and they have a great time learning with us.

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The Training Team at CommPlus are passionate about British Sign Language.  Our Training Centre is designed to offer a relaxing environment, where you can feel supported and encouraged as you learn this new and exciting language.

If you are a business with a team of people keen to learn BSL,  we can also offer Deaf Awareness and BSL Training at your site.

We believe that BSL First language users make the best teachers and language models.  For this reason, your BSL Course will be taught by Deaf BSL users.  This is the best way for you to be immersed in the language and gain a true understanding of the Deaf Community.

All of our courses are approved by Signature, an awarding body for British Sign Language Courses.

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BSL Level 2 is designed for students who have passed Level 1 and want to extend their vocabulary and conversation skills in BSL.

The course is split into three units. In each unit you will expand your vocabulary and your understanding of BSL grammar.  Much like Level 1, you will be assessed at the end of each unit.

By the end of the course you will be able to have a longer and more open-ended conversation in BSL. You will also be more confident to engage with the Deaf community.

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If you are interested in working within the Deaf Community, BSL Level 3 is for you.

The course is equivelent to Modern Foreign Languages AS and A2 standards. It is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of BSL in a range of work situations.

Split into 3 units, you will be assessed against the Level 3 Occupational Standards.

The course is taught by experienced assessors who will give you all the skills you need to begin work within the BSL Community.

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BSL NVQ6 is a course for those who would like to become a BSL/English Interpreter.

Your level of language, at this stage, will be fluent and you should be able to communicate, in BSL, about a range of subjects.

The course is split into two units, ‘receptive’ and ‘productive’.  By the end of the course you will create a portfolio of evidence, showing your ability to produce and understand complex BSL.

Our course also introduces some basic interpretation skills in readiness for your next steps.

This is a two year qualification designed to develop your knowledge and skills as a BSL/English Interpreter.  Taught by experienced Interpreter/Assessors the course introduces you to the professional skills you need to etablish your BSL interpreting career.

Our tutors use a socio-linguistic approach, introducing you to the skills of linguistic analysis and critical thinking.  You will learn about the theories and recent research related to the Sign Language Interpreter as a Practice Professional.  You will consider professionalism and ethical decision making.

All students are fully supported in their registration as a Trainee Sign Language Interpreter and offered supervision and endorsement as part of the course.

By the end of the course, you will have produced a portfolio of evidence.  Successful completion and submission of the portfolio will allow you to qualify and register as a Qualified BSL/English Interpreter.

If you would like to enrol on any of these courses please contact us for an information pack.

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