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Sign Language Courses for Adults

Adult Short Courses in Hertfordshire

British Sign Language (BSL) is the most common form of sign language in the UK. Our BSL courses will help give you the skills to communicate with deaf sign language users.

We offer computing courses for beginners and Excel or Word courses to improve your confidence at work. If you'd like to know more about social media or eBay, we also have courses covering those subjects.

Please note you need to be aged 19 or over in order to enroll on our community learning courses. Our courses also need sufficient numbers in order to run but we'll contact you in case of a cancellation.

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Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language: Starts Sept, Tue, 19:00-21:00

To achieve the Level 1 Award you need to pass all 3 units. Our course also aims to raise awareness of the differences between cultures based on signed and spoken languages. To provide background information about deaf issues including Deaf Awareness training and Deaf Culture. BSL unit 101 (20 hours) is an introduction to BSL in situations including: meeting people, using numbers, the weather and transport directions. BSL unit 102 (22 hours) is focused on conversational BSL in these situations: At home, people, animals & objects, using numbers, everyday interests & activities and the weather.Finally BSL unit 103 (22 hours) focuses on BSL at School, College or Work including: getting around, exchanging information, refreshments and using numbers at School, College or Work.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

NEW! Signature Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness & Communication: Sept, Mon, 19:00-21:00

If you are likely to have daily contact with people who are deaf or deafblind then this course could be beneficial to you. The qualification is designed to provide introductory knowledge and skills for enhancing communication with deaf people. You need to pass 2 units (multiple choice and practical) to achieve this Award

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration10WK 10 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

Getting Started with Sign Language: 1 Day - Sat 21 Mar, 10:00-16:00

Learners will be able to use and recognise the manual alphabet, use signs for numbers and appropriate greetings in British Sign Language. Some additional topic based vocabulary will be covered, tailored to the group together with signs for everyday objects. You will also gain an understanding of how visual language differs from spoken language which will be discussed and investigated through practical applications.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • SSt Albans Campus

Getting Started with Sign Language: 1 Day - Sat 13 Jun, 10:00-16:00

Learners will be able to use and recognise the manual alphabet, use signs for numbers and appropriate greetings in British Sign Language. Some additional topic based vocabulary will be covered tailored to the group together with signs for everyday objects. You will also gain an understanding of how visual language differs from spoken language which will be discussed and investigated through practical applications.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1WK 1 weeks
  • SSt Albans Campus

 

Contact us

Our team are on hand if you'd discuss our community courses

01727 737000   info@oaklands.ac.uk