This course covers 13 topics including numbers, colours, deaf awareness, introductions, family, hobbies and more. You will have access to course materials for one year, with an assessment after each lesson enabling you to learn at your own pace and with the flexibility to complete the course in your own time. It is estimated that most students require about 8 weeks to complete. This course is offered at a discounted rate to SWAST staff.

Learning British Sign Language is fun, easy & flexible with this unique online signing course has been designed so that anybody who is interested in learning BSL has got access to all of the resources that they need. You can now learn wherever and whenever you like for the one-off fee of £15 (rate for SWAST staff from the FBU).

Course Units
  1. Numbers
  2. Colours
  3. Deaf Awareness
  4. Introductions
  5. Family
  6. Descriptions
  7. Hobbies & Leisure
  8. Time
  9. Money
  10. Days
  11. Months & Seasons
  12. Food & Drink
  13. Conversation

British Sign have updated the course recently and greatly improved the content and as a result have increased the fees. However, they have given us some time to still enrol for the agreed discounted price of £12.99 until June 1st 2019, after that date the course cost is still discounted, but will increase to £15.  This gives you access to course content for 1 year.

“Fabulous and fun! I enjoyed this course immensely – it is very clearly structured and learning BSL is both fascinating and fun! Excellent value for money, and I’m hoping to find a BSL level 1 course so I can go on learning. Thank you”


“This course helped me a lot with my sign language, it was definitely value for money! It helped me go from knowing single words to being able to use them in full sentences. I would recommend for beginners.”


“Wonderful course, I feel confident having a conversation in sign language even though this is only a basic course, it just goes to show how much sign language this course covers.”

How to Book

For more details and to book your place contact the FBU Project Support Organiser Tim Davis

tim.davis@fbu.org.uk