Course overview

Learn to have in-depth interactions in BSL. Embrace inclusive communication and help dismantle communication barriers in society. Knowing how to sign can help you in a variety of situations where you need to interact with deaf people. This BSL course is suitable for you if you need to communicate with deaf people or people with hearing impairments. It can help you in a variety of contexts, for example in a voluntary or community role, or simply in social interactions. This course is aimed at advanced-level learners who have a solid base in British Sign Language (BSL). If you are not at an advanced level yet, you can take a beginner’s or improver’s BSL course.

Course description

This advanced British Sign Language course covers a wide variety of topics to help you communicate freely. Learn to sign about everyday topics, for example, discussing transport and giving directions. Further develop your skill at finger spelling. Continue to expand your understanding of the issues that affect deaf people.

The WEA prides itself on creating a safe and friendly environment to learn BSL. We’re sure you will feel comfortable practising your skills with the tutor and other members of the group.

When you complete this advanced BSL course, you could learn other inclusive language programmes. You might be interested in taking a course in Makaton.

If you need to learn BSL for professional reasons, you can study for an accredited qualification. You could take a level 1 award in deaf awareness to gain accredited skills for care jobs and support work.

Please be aware that you’ll need access to the internet to take this advanced British Sign Language course. Your tutor will upload useful materials to Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning platform.

The WEA is committed to accessible adult education for all. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

Share this page:

Image of hands on a keyboard
Image overlay triangle

Download this course information

Lady giving a thumbs up to her tablet as she watches a WEA member lecture
Image overlay triangle

Become a WEA member today

For just £15 per year, you can access many great benefits, including our award-winning weekly member lectures.

Need more information?

Need help? Complete our form and our friendly Support Services team will be back in touch.

Course contact
I am most interested in (tick all that apply)

How do we use the information we gather from you?
Please see our privacy policy.