Sign Reach



Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

This qualification is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, every day language use. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.

The qualification is divided into tree units, each of which can be achieved separately. Learners who are new to BSL should cover 101 first, as units 102 and 103 build on this knowledge. Units 102 and 103 can be taken in any order. To achieve the full Level 1 Award In British Sign Language, candidates much pass all units.

At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:

• Understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL.
• Take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL.
• Give and follow simple directions and instructions in BSL.
• Give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL.

The full Qualification Specification can be found on the Signature website here.

Please note that all our courses require regular attendance as well as independent study time and completion of homework.

The cost of the course including exam fees and certificate is £490.00.

If you opt out of taking the exams, the cost without exam fees is £386.00. You can always decide to take and pay for the exams later.

We offer payment plans for three monthly instalments, for a small direct debit fee. To secure your place, please choose the option to pay a £50 deposit at checkout. We will then send you a link to set up three monthly Direct Debit payments of £150.00.

Please note that completing a BSL course requires time and commitment. Please ensure that you are available to attend all or most of the course dates, and that you will have time to complete homework and independent study.

Payment made for courses or training sessions is non-refundable. Refunds are only considered in exceptional circumstances and any such refunds are made at our discretion. Please refer to our terms and conditions if you have any questions about this policy.

Level 1 Award In British Sign Language

Every Saturday 10:00am to 13:00pm
from 4th May to 14th December 2024.

Location: remotely via Zoom.

Level 1 Award In British Sign Language

New courses coming in September 2024.

Location: Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and Young Adults, 2-6 The Hyde, Stevenage SG2 9SE.

Level 1 Award In British Sign Language

New courses coming soon.

Location: Cambridge Deaf Association,
8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge CB1 3NH.