This Level 1 Award 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.
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.
This is an evening course and normally runs one evening a week from 6.00pm to 8.00pm for 32 weeks.
What You Will Learn
* 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
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. Units BSL102 and BSL103 can be taken in any order.
To achieve the full Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, candidates must pass all units.
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