BSL Level 1

British Sign Language Level 1 course

To spend time with a BSL Teacher – ask questions you want!

This course is suitable for people who wish to embark on their British Sign Language learning journey.

This course should be interest to whom who have hearing aids, or had cochlear implanation, or whom who interested in makaton but want to learn more vocabulary, or who simple want to learn sign langauge.  

Femaura’s BSL Level 1 will be teaching a range of essential vocabulary at beginners level covering:

Greetings and how to approach a Deaf person People, animals and objects Transport, getting around and directions, Hobbies and interests, Work and education And much more…..


You are required to undertake three assessments; one for presentation, one for receptive and one dialogue. If you are unsuccessful for any of the assessments, you can retake them.

How will Femaura teach the course and am I required to complete homework?

You will be taught through a number of activities such as group activities and demonstrations. All resources are provided so you don’t need to bring anything with you. Homework will be given and you will receive feedback on both class work and homework in BSL.

What will I achieve at the end of the course?

You will be able to use (productive), understand (receptive) and express (dialogue) words in British Sign Language. Additionally, you will be able to give and advise a simple instruction. learners an opportunity to experience British Sign Language and what is like to communicate with Deaf people using very simple phrases. It’s a five day course delivered over five weeks during which learners can informally have a taster in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere.

At the end of the course learners ought to:

  • Be able to understand and to communicate using basic information when meeting people
  • Understand what is like to meet deaf people and how to respond to deaf people using questions
  • Know the alphabet and basic numbers
  • Understand how to discuss the weather, transport and ask for and give directions.
  • Know some fun vocabulary to integrate with Deaf people

Available Courses


Saturdays – 10 Full Days (9am to 3pm) 21 September to 30 November  2019 .

Tuesdays  –  10 Full Days (9am to 3pm) 17 September to 26 November 2019.

Tuesdays – 20 Evenings (6pm to 8pm) 1 October 2019 to 24 March 2020.


Saturdays 10 Full Days (9am to 3pm) 18 January 2020 to 28 March 2020.

Tuesdays  10 Full Days (10am to 4pm) 14 January 2020 to 24 March 2020.

Saturdays 10 Full Days (9am to 3pm) 5 May 2020 to 4 July 2020.

Tuesdays 10 Full Days (10am to 4pm) 28 April 2020 to 30 June 2020.

Intensive Course – Mondays to Fridays  (10am to 4pm) 6 April 2020 to 17 April 2020 (including Easter holidays).

Intensive Course – Mondays to Friday (10am to 4pm) 3 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.

Alternative Options

If dates are not suitable please contact Femaura for One to One Coaching / private tutorials session with Deaf teachers.