British Sign Language

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British Sign Language

British Sign Language Courses

British Sign Language (BSL) became a recognised language in its own right in March 2003. BSL is the first or preferred language of an estimated 87,000 Deaf people in the UK. BSL is a visual-gestural language, with its own grammar and principles, which are completely different from the grammatical structure of English.

Deafness Resource Centre offer Signature accredited qualifications in British Sign Language Level’s 1 & 2. Our BSL courses are taught by qualified, experienced, profoundly deaf native BSL users.

Funding for examinations is available for parents/carers of deaf children through Happy Hands, please contact our Family Liaison Worker Joa Lee on 01744 23887 or

We also offer accredited BSL Level 1 courses in your workplace for up to 12 people for 28 weeks. Please contact us for a quote.

For more information about British Sign Language courses, contact:

T: 01744 23887




  • The tutor was fantastic and really made the course fun and interesting. I really enjoyed learning BSL and was sad that the course had to end.
  • Really enjoyed all of the course, thank you.
  • Very good understanding and positive helpful tutor. Made me feel able and confident in learning and being able to use this new sign language to communicate with and use deaf awareness.