British Sign Language Level 1

Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1

ABC Awards Level 1 Award in British Sign Language will enable you to communicate with Deaf people using sign language at the beginner level. This course will open your eyes to understanding what it is like to talk with Deaf people using simple topics and everyday language. It is suitable for everyone committed to learning sign language and willing to commit to attending every week and doing some homework at home.


The course has three units that candidates must pass to gain the qualification.

The topics will be included:

  • Introduction to BSL, Meeting People, Colours, Weather, Transport and directions, at home, people, animals and objects, Basic Numbers including Money Age Calendar, interests and activities, Basic Shopping, Food and Drink, getting around and exchanging information.

There are three units which are:-

  1. Productive Unit
  2. Receptive Unit
  3. Conversational Unit


Assessments occur during the expected time and at your home. The assessment fees are included in the course price. Repeat for the assessment during the course duration will be included but charged after the course duration.


  • Individuals: £590, including assessment fees.
  • Organisation: £815, including assessment fees

Instalment plans are available.


Wednesdays, 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm (March 2023 to December 2022). Deadline to apply by 2nd February 2023


It will be at Femaura Office, 458 Hornsey Road, London N19 4EE.

Application and Payment

Please send an email to apply for this course, and we will send you the payment details. The email is