BSL Level 1 – Thursdays
Saltburn Earthbeat Centre

Starting 12th September 2024 11.15am - 1.15pm

BSL Level 1 – Thursdays
Saltburn Earthbeat Centre

This course is designed to teach you to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) with a range of topics that involve everyday language use. You will gain basic skills and confidence in understanding BSL.

Level 1 is divided into three modules, each of which are achieved separately.

101 – Introduction to BSL
102 – Conversational BSL
103 – Communicate in BSL about everyday life

To achieve the full Level 1 Award in British Sign Language, you must pass all units. BSL L 1 is a fully accredited course registered and governed by UK awarding body Signature.

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 or instructions in BSL
  • Give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL
  • Level 1 Award in British Sign Language can be taken without any previous BSL experience at any level.

Our teachers are all native BSL users as we believe this is the best way to learn a new language.

Course duration  – 27 weeks

Tutor – Robert Forster

Location – Saltburn Earthbeat Centre, 1 Marske Mill Ln, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1QA – Car parking on site is available and has no charge.

Time –11.15am – 1.15pm


September 12th  19th  26th

October 3rd  10th 17th  24th

November  7th  14th 21st  28th

December 5th  12th 19th

January 9th  16th  23rd

February 6th  13th 20th

March  13th  20th 27th

April 3rd  10th


£150 deposit to secure place

2 x payments of £150

Total amount £450

Total cost (Self funded*) £450

Total cost (Employer funded*) £540 (to be paid in 1 payment)

Payment includes examination fee

Fully accredited by UK  Awarding Body – Signature


14 in stock

Remote Online / Working Platform Guide 

Do not use smartphone. 

Advisable to use ethernet cable to connect laptop / tower computer directly to router for smooth connection. 

If you rely on WIFI connection, ensure no-one else / devices are connected to the router, please kindly ask them to disconnect themselves from the router for temporary measures. 

Remove any unwanted applications that are running in the background of your device. 

Minimise background setting that gives the device camera / webcam a clearer focus on the person than distorted backgrounds. i.e: avoid bookshelves, picture frames in background. 

High Speed Internet Access: 

  • Dedicated High Speed internet access with significant bandwidth allocation is important to provide high quality video conferencing. 
  • Each BSL Interpreter’s workstation needs to have a consistent speed of 5MB upload and 25MB download. 
  • Network /Ethernet Cable – We recommend high quality CAT5e / CAT6 / CAT7 
  • No one should use the internet at the same time as you’re using it for your Zoom class.

Workstation PC Requirements: 

Please check that your computer conforms to the following minimum requirements: 

  • Minimum of 2.4Ghz Dual Core processor 
  • 4 GB RAM of memory 
  • 1 GB space hard drive 
  • A dedicated video graphic card (recommends NVIDIA GeForce) 
  • Screen monitor needs to be at least 15 inches 
  • Operating System can be either Windows 10 or above or Apple Mac iOS 
  • Web browser:  Google Chrome (advisable)