British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 & 2

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British Sign Language Course Description

Do you want to communicate better with your loved one who’s deaf? Are you interested in learning a new skill? Whether you want to improve your existing sign language skills or start a career in special educational needs teaching, this British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 & 2 course will help you learn British sign language in no time.

This online British Sign Language course is designed to teach BSL to those who have little or no knowledge of British sign language. You’ll start with learning the BSL alphabet and common words and phrases, moving onto topics such as family, describing people and animals, ethnic groups, religion, and clothes, enhancing your vocabulary along the way. Finally, you’ll familiarise with different BSL sign language school, work and home activities such as fingerspelling names.

On course completion, you’ll have the ability to sign basic home and leisure-related topics, along with other aspects of day-to-day life such as time, opinions, transport and directions. At the end of Level 2, you’ll have the opportunity to learn sign language incorporated within stories, as a practical method of teaching everyday conversations.

Who is the British Sign Language course for?

  • People interested in working in social services for the hearing impaired
  • Professionals who are required to know sign language in the workplace

Entry Requirement

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

British Sign Language course Certification

  • After you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24.
  • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours, and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days.

Why choose us?

  • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
  • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry-leading experts;
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
  • The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification;
  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime;
  • The benefit of career advancement opportunities;
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Career Path

British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 & 2 course is a useful qualification to possess and would be beneficial for any related profession or industry such as:

  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Audiologist
  • Counsellor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Social Service Agencies

Course Curriculum

British Sign language (BSL) Level 1 Online Course
Introduction to BSL  FREE 00:04:00
Alphabet Finger spelling and Names Practice
Alphabet with 00:01:00
 Alphabet 00:01:00
Fingerspelling test  00:01:00
Fingerspelling replay 00:01:00
 Names test  00:04:00
Names replay 00:04:00
Greetings 00:05:00
Greetings without voice try these yourself  00:04:00
Family, question forms and family story
Family Vocabulary 00:02:00
Family vocabulary test your memory  00:03:00
Question forms 00:01:00
Question forms test your memory 00:01:00
Family story test 00:03:00
Family Story Recap How did you do  00:03:00
Rooms in the house vocabulary
Rooms in the house Vocabulary 00:02:00
Kitchen Vocabulary  00:02:00
Bathroom Vocabulary 00:01:00
Bedroom Vocabulary 00:01:00
Living room and Dining room Vocabulary 00:02:00
Study Vocabulary  00:01:00
Utility room Vocabulary 00:01:00
Garden Vocabulary  00:01:00
Colours  00:01:00
 Colours test yourself  00:01:00
Questions and statements about the home
 Questions and statements about home test 00:01:00
Questions and statements about the home replay were you right 00:01:00
Animal Vocabulary  00:03:00
Animal vocab replay test your knowledge  00:03:00
 Short animal story  00:01:00
Short animal story replay were you right  00:01:00
Animal and pet questions  00:01:00
Numbers and Money
Numbers 1-30  00:02:00
Numbers 1-30 replay without voice test yourself  00:02:00
 Numbers 10’s, 100’s 00:01:00
  Numbers 10’s, 100’s replay without voice test yourself  00:01:00
Mixed number test 00:01:00
Mixed number test replay  00:01:00
Money £1 – £20 00:01:00
Money £1 – £20 replay test your knowledge 00:01:00
Mixed money test  00:01:00
Mixed money test replay  00:01:00
Time and Months of the Year
Time 1 o’clock to 12 o’clock  00:01:00
Days of the week  00:01:00
Months of the year 00:01:00
Time periods 00:02:00
Time periods replay test your knowledge  00:02:00
Describing Ages
Describing ages  00:01:00
Describing ages replay without voice test your knowledge  00:01:00
Number and ages phrase test 00:02:00
Number & Ages phrase test replay 00:02:00
Mixed time, ages and money test 00:03:00
Mixed time, ages, and money test replay 00:03:00
Weather Vocabulary  00:02:00
Weather vocab without voice test your understanding  00:02:00
Weather phrase test 00:04:00
Weather phrase test replay 00:02:00
Transport Vocabulary  00:04:00
Transport vocabulary without subtitles – test yourself  00:04:00
Transport phrases without subtitles 00:03:00
Transport phrases replay with subtitles  00:03:00
Directions Vocabulary  00:02:00
Directions vocabulary without subtitles test yourself  00:02:00
Direction phrases test without subtitles  00:03:00
Direction phrases replay with subtitles  00:03:00
Hobbies Vocabulary  00:03:00
Hobbies vocabulary without subtitles test yourself 00:03:00
Hobbies phrases test  00:04:00
Hobbies phrases replay with subtitles  00:04:00
Work Vocabulary  00:05:00
Work vocabulary without subtitles test yourself  00:05:00
Work phrases test  00:04:00
Work phrases replay with subtitles  00:04:00
Food and Drink
Food and Drink Vocabulary 00:08:00
Food and drink without subtitles 00:08:00
Food and drink phrases without subtitles  00:04:00
Food and Drink phrases replay with subtitles  00:04:00
Dialogues No Voice No Subtitles
The broken car 00:02:00
Tom’s 18th Birthday Party 00:03:00
New House 00:05:00
At the bank without 00:01:00
On a train 00:02:00
Going to a restaurant without 00:02:00
Going on a picnic without 00:02:00
Job interview day 00:01:00
Horse riding without 00:09:00
I’m lost and need directions 00:01:00
Valentine’s Day 00:04:00
A day in hospital without 00:01:00
Learning to drive 00:02:00
Meeting up with the family 00:01:00
Dialogues with voice and subtitles
The broken car 00:02:00
Tom’s 18th birthday party 00:02:00
New house 00:02:00
At the bank 00:01:00
On a train 00:02:00
Going to a restaurant 00:02:00
Going on a picnic 00:02:00
Job interview day 00:02:00
Horse riding 00:01:00
I’m lost and need directions 00:01:00
Valentines Day 00:01:00
A day in hospital 00:02:00
Learning to drive 00:03:00
School reunion 00:02:00
Meeting up with the family 00:02:00
Bonus 5 Stories with voice and subtitles
Tom’s 18th Birthday Party 00:03:00
New house 00:05:00
On a Train 00:05:00
Valentines day 00:04:00
Learning to drive 00:03:00
Bonus 5 stories with no voice over
Tom’s 18th Birthday Party 00:03:00
New House 00:05:00
On a train 00:04:00
Valentine’s Day 00:04:00
Learning to drive 00:03:00
Level 2 British Sign Language
Family Vocabulary
Family Vocabulary No Voice over  00:03:00
Family 00:02:00
Describing People and Animals
Describing People No Voice Over  00:01:00
Describing People 00:01:00
Ethnic Groups No Voice Over  00:01:00
Ethnic Groups  00:01:00
Religion No Voice Over  00:01:00
Religion 00:01:00
Clothes No Voice Over 00:02:00
Clothes  00:02:00
Colour No Voice Over  00:01:00
Colours  00:01:00
Feelings No Voice Over 00:01:00
Feelings  00:01:00
Feelings 2 No Voice Over  00:01:00
Feelings 2 00:01:00
Animals No Voice Over  00:01:00
Animals  00:01:00
Activities at School
Activities At School No Voice Over  00:01:00
Activities At School 00:01:00
People Who Work In Schools No Voice Over  00:01:00
People Who Work In Schools 00:01:00
School Vocabulary No Voice Over  00:02:00
School Vocabulary  00:02:00
Subjects No Voice Over  00:01:00
Subjects  00:01:00
School Vocabulary 2 No Voice Over 00:01:00
School Vocabulary 2  00:01:00
Jobs and activities at work
Jobs No Voice Over  00:02:00
Jobs  00:02:00
Applying For Work No Voice Over  00:01:00
Applying For Work 00:01:00
Office No Voice Over  00:01:00
Office  00:01:00
Firm No Voice Over  00:01:00
Firm  00:01:00
Meetings No Voice Over  00:01:00
Meetings  00:01:00
Time Vocabulary No Voice Over  00:02:00
Time Vocabulary 00:02:00
Activities in the home
Activities In The Home No Voice Over  00:01:00
Activities In The Home  00:01:00
Go Out To Work no Voice Over  00:01:00
Go Out To Work  00:01:00
Do The Washing No Voice Over  00:01:00
Do The Washing 00:01:00
Flats No Voice over  00:01:00
Flat  00:01:00
Leisure activities
Leisure Activities No Voice Over 00:01:00
Leisure Activities  00:01:00
Hobbies No Voice Over 00:01:00
Hobbies  00:01:00
Going Out No Voice Over  00:01:00
Going Out 00:01:00
Plan Tickets No Voice Over  00:01:00
Plan  00:01:00
DIY No Voice Over 00:01:00
DIY  00:01:00
Opinions Likes and Dislikes
Attitudes And Opinions No Voice Over 00:02:00
Attitudes And Opinions  00:02:00
Opinions No Voice Over  00:01:00
Opinions 00:01:00
Illnesses and Health
Illnesses No Voice Over 00:01:00
Illnesses  00:01:00
Treatment No Voice Over 00:01:00
Treatment 00:01:00
Eating and Drinking
Eating And Drinking Vocabulary No Voice Over  00:01:00
Eating And Drinking 00:01:00
Drinks No Voice Over 00:01:00
Drinks  00:01:00
Cereal No Voice Over  00:01:00
Cereal  00:01:00
Fruit No Voice Over  00:01:00
Fruit  00:01:00
5Veg No Voice Over 00:01:00
Vegetables  00:01:00
Main Meal No Voice Over 00:01:00
Main Meal  00:01:00
Sweets No Voice Over  00:01:00
Sweets  00:01:00
Hot Food And Drink No Voice Over 00:01:00
Hot Food-Drinks  00:01:00
Payment No Voice Over  00:01:00
Payment 00:01:00
Shopping and Spending
Shopping And Spending No Voice Over 00:02:00
Shopping And Spending 00:02:00
Expensive No Voice Over 00:04:00
Expensive 00:01:00
Shops No Voice Over  00:01:00
Shops 00:02:00
Travel and Holidays
Travel And Holidays No Voice Over  00:01:00
Travel And Holidays 00:01:00
Travelling No Voice Over  00:01:00
Travelling 00:01:00
Vehicles No Voice Over 00:02:00
Vehicles  00:02:00
Directions No Voice Over  00:01:00
Directions  00:01:00
Going Abroad No Voice Over 00:01:00
Going Abroad  00:01:00
Breakdown No Voice Over  00:01:00
Breakdown  00:01:00
Places No Voice Over  00:03:00
Places 00:02:00
Holidays No Voice Over  00:01:00
Holidays 00:01:00
Hotel No Voice Over  00:01:00
Hotel  00:01:00
Beach No Voice Over 00:01:00
Beach  00:01:00
Complaints No Voice Over 00:01:00
Complaints And Compliments 00:01:00
Excellent No Voice Over  00:01:00
Excellent 00:01:00
Level 2 dialogues without voice and subtitles
The Broken Leg 00:02:00
Surprise Holiday 00:02:00
It’s Snowing 00:01:00
Shopping 00:02:00
Taking The Dog For A Walk 00:01:00
First Day At New a Job 00:02:00
On The Beach 00:02:00
First Day At School 00:04:00
In The Park 00:01:00
On a Plane 00:01:00
At The Doctors  00:03:00
Pets 00:01:00
Family 00:02:00
My New Kitchen 00:02:00
Designing a New Garden 00:02:00
Level 2 Dialogues with voice over and subtitles
The Broken Leg  00:02:00
Surprise Holiday  00:02:00
Snowing 00:01:00
Shopping  00:02:00
Taking My Dog For a Walk 00:01:00
First Day At a New Job 00:02:00
On The Beach 00:02:00
First Day At School 00:01:00
In The Park 00:01:00
On a Plane  00:01:00
 At the Doctors  00:03:00
Pets  00:02:00
Family 00:02:00
My New Kitchen 00:02:00
Designing a New Garden 00:02:00
5 stories with no voice over and no subtitles
First day at School 00:04:00
Taking the dog for a walk 00:04:00
At the Doctors 00:03:00
First Pet 00:03:00
Designing a New Garden 00:03:00
5 stories with voice over and subtitles
First Day at School  00:04:00
Taking the Dog For a Walk 00:04:00
At the Doctors 00:03:00
First Pet 00:04:00
Designing a New Garden 00:03:00
level 2 BSL dialogues and stories
level 2 BSL dialogues and story package  00:07:00
Refer A Friend
Refer A Friend 00:00:00
Course Certification
Order your Certificate 00:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Tim Ross


    This course helped me recall almost all of it. Fantastic Refresher!k

  2. Ethan Lambert


    Have to admit this is a splendid course on John Academy. Being able to learn online is a great exprnce wit you.

  3. Dan Morgan


    John Academy is just superb. Genuine service through and through.

  4. Evie Rogers


    A good resource for learning sign language indeed.
    The accreditions do matter. Recommended.

  5. Isabelle Richards


    Very informative course with 1 year access. I can take my time to learn this and that is great!

  6. Wanda Gonzalez


    A worth taking course, was admitted outta curosity but found beneficial

  7. Kelly Symonds


    very organised. learning a lot so far 🙂

  8. Randy Wood


    very well made course. the use of hand movements nicely explained! Good job!

  9. Angel Wiggins


    Very informative n well explained, a bit too long some times on few signs but overall its great for beginners like me!!

  10. Donald Tolbert


    A perfect course for beginners and for those who require a great refresh of knowledge. Excellent!

  11. Jennifer Brown


    Great course so far. well taught & instructions are easy to follow.. I learned the sign language very easily.

  12. Jose Jernigan


    Thaaanks a ton! became easier to deal with SEN students. Hihly recommended

  13. Russel Starks


    Amazing! Picked up all the possible fields! recommended

  14. David Rodgers


    Well instructed and easy to follow. the memory test made it easier to revise. keep it up!

  15. Patricia Lopez


    The modules are so well designed in chronology! Loved it

  16. Aaron Oakes


    Recap and memory testing was th best of the course! Huighly recommended

  17. Elaine Mershon


    hEY, BSL was very interesting to come across. Hepled immensly as a SEN teacher

  18. Lloyd Simmons


    Thoroughly enjoyed the course, would aid much in my career. RECOMMENDED

  19. i would recommend everyone who are intrested to learn sign language.


    British sign language can be difficult to learn since it is very complex so I did not expect that I would be learning a lot from here. Thank you very much for providing a level 1 and 2 sign language course. I can say that I was able to save since it’s already a 2-in-1 course.




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