Palm Deaf

All of our BSL courses are accredited by Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in British Sign Language (BSL).

Candidates on any of our courses will leave having achieved a Level 1 Award in BSL or Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 Certificate in BSL, or an NVQ Level 6 in BSL!

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Training Locations

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Courses Offered

Workshops, Taster Sessions & BSL Clubs

Workshops, Taster Sessions & BSL Clubs

What you will learn in this class

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Introduction to Deaf Culture and British Sign Language

Let us introduce you to British Sign Language, the chosen language of approximately 70,000 Deaf people in the UK.  You will also learn a little about Deaf Culture too.

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Basic Conversation skills

Learn basic conversation skills to enable you to communicate better with Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing.

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Basic BSL Skills

Learn the BSL Fingerspelling Alphabet, how to 'Meet and Greet' Deaf people and how to express yourself better when meeting Deaf people.

Deaf Awareness – Half/Full Day

Deaf Awareness – Half/Full Day

What you will learn in this class

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Deaf Awareness Training

In the UK there are approximately 10 million people with some degree of hearing loss. We are all therefore likely to come into contact with someone with a hearing loss on a daily basis. It is important that we all have an understanding of how Deafness affects people and how people with a hearing loss often need adjustments to be made when it comes to communication.

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Basic Meet & Greet

Basic Meet & Greet signs in British Sign Language and the Fingerspelling Alphabet.

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...and more!

Terminology, Statistics, Language & Culture, Society, Communication Issues & Strategies To Overcome Them, Technology & Communication Aids, Language & Communication Services,

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

What you will learn in this class

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Unit BSL 101 – Introduction to BSL

Fingerspelling, Meeting people, Numbers, Weather, Transport, Directions.

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Unit BSL 102 – Conversational Skills BSL

At home, People, Animals, Objects, Using Numbers, Interests & Activities, Food & Drink.

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Unit BSL 103 – Communicate in BSL about Everyday Life

Getting around, Information Sharing, Using Numbers, Weather, Overview.

Level 2 Award in British Sign Language

Level 2 Award in British Sign Language

What you will learn in this class

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Unit BSL 201 – Receptive Skills

Assessment – Multiple – Choice Questions.

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Unit BSL 202 – Productive Skills

Assessment – Presentation in BSL.

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Unit BSL 203 – Conversational Skills BSL

Assessment – Conversation in BSL.

Level 3 Award in British Sign Language

Level 3 Award in British Sign Language

What you will learn in the Level 3 BSL Course

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Unit BSL 320 – Sign Linguistics Knowledge

Home Life. Social/Recreational Activities. Education & Training. Employment. Consumer Issues & Daily Living. Deaf History & Culture.

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Unit BSL 321 – Understand varied BSL in a range of Work & Social Situations

Understand social interaction. Understand signed communication. Understand a broad range of vocabulary. Understand a range of grammatical forms.

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Unit BSL 322 – Use varied BSL in a range of Work & Social Situations

Maintain social contact with a BSL user Use varied BSL to communicate. Be able to use a broad range of vocabulary. Be able to use a range of grammatical forms. Be able to use reference sources.

BSL Level 4 Bridge the Gap Course

BSL Level 4 Bridge the Gap Course

What you will learn in the BSL Level 4 Bridge the Gap Course

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BSL420

H/506/3790 Extended sign language linguistics.

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BSL421

M/506/3808 Understand extended British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations.

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BSL422

L/506/3833 Use extended British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations.

NVQ Level 6 Award in British Sign Language

NVQ Level 6 Award in British Sign Language

What you will learn in the NVQ Level 6 Course

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BSL601

The title of this unit refers to work situations but the aim of this unit is to enable the candidate to understand complex BSL in the context of a range of work and social.

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BSL602

The aim of this unit is to enable the candidate to use complex BSL in the context of a range of work and social.