British Sign Language - An Introduction

Course Code: BSXBN5018P

Programme: Course


Venue:
Wensum Lodge
169 King Street

Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 1QW


Start Date: 23/04/2019
End Date: 02/07/2019
Day of first lesson: Tuesday
Total length of course: 10 Sessions
Start time of first lesson: 19:00

Directions to venue

From the City Centre, near the Castle, turn along Rouen Road and turn left into King Street. From the Norwich City Football Club ground, heading away from the ground/retail parks, take the first turning on your right immediately after the river bridge, then turn right again into King Street.

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If you have any special access requirements, please check the venue information and tell us before you enrol so that we can make sure the venue is suitable.

If you require this information in large print, audio, Braille, alternative format or in a different language, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

How to contact us: Telephone: 0344 800 8020, Textphone: 0344 800 8011, fax: 0344 800 8012 or email: information@norfolk.gov.uk

Course Description

Have fun learning basic British Sign Language skills in a friendly group through a variety of interactive activities led by a supportive tutor. Discover the excitement of learning to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing people.

What will I learn?

You will gain the skills needed to take part in basic exchanges in BSL on topics such as meeting people, using numbers, weather, and basic directions

Is this course right for me?

No previous experience is necessary. The course is suitable for complete beginners or for those have a very basic knowledge and need to refresh topics like fingerspelling. You will be learning the language from scratch and will be carefully supported by your tutor.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a pen and a notepad to the class.

How much does this course cost?

All of our Community Learning "leisure & pleasure" courses are partly subsidised by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, a central government agency that is responsible for funding schools as well as adult learning. This means that we can charge a very low full fee of £5.50 per hour and offer a concessionary rate of £2.20 per hour for any learners that are in receipt of a means tested state benefit.

What qualification will I receive?

By the end of this course you will have a basic knowledge of British Sign Language. You will have become deaf aware and know how to attract and keep the attention of a deaf person, use finger spelling and use sign language to take part in basic exchanges.

What can I study next?

British Sign Language - Next Steps

How to apply

Online

All of the courses that we run and are available for you to apply for are advertised on our website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses

The easiest route for you to apply for a course is online. If this is your first time applying then you need to set up an account, otherwise you can simply log in using your email address or learner reference number and your password.

For Leisurestream and Community Learning courses you can enrol yourself directly onto the course and make your payment using a debit or credit card.

For our English and maths courses you can enrol yourself online onto the course and no payment is required as these are generally free. Once you have enrolled onto the course the tutor will be in touch with you to discuss the course and to give you the joining instructions.

For qualification courses you can apply online and we will invite you to attend a pre-course information session. At this session one of our tutors will discuss the course with you and make sure that it is exactly what you are expecting and make sure that you will get the outcome you want.

By Phone

You can call us on 0344 800 8020 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm where one of our Customer Service Advisors will be able to help you to enrol or apply for your course. We have a dedicated phone number with specially trained staff if you want to apply for an English or maths course so to apply please call us on 01603 306530.

Where can I get additional support?

Financial support is not available for learners attending Community Learning Courses We may be able to assist you with:
further advice or guidance about courses or career opportunities
specific learning, access or disability needs that might affect your learning

To speak to a member of our Learner Services Team with regards to any of the above please call 01603 306551 or email: learner.services@norfolk.gov.uk

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