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BSL - Bridging the Gap from Level 1 to Level 2

Course Title:

BSL - Bridging the Gap from Level 1 to Level 2

Course Number:

CGKV L30773


Village Learning Centre

Learning Area:



Level 1 (Mixed)


Shahnaz Bibi

Start Date:

28 February 2018

End Date:

27 June 2018

Session Time(s):

Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:30

Total Sessions:


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Class Size:

Between 6 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

You will have an opportunity to practise your BSL skills learnt at Level 1. You will also be able to build on your BSL linguistic knowledge. You will also be introduced to the standard required at BSL Level 2.

The main aim of the course is:

  • to enable learners to refresh their signing skills and to improve their ability in communicating with Deaf people who use BSL as their preferred language. Aim for learners to acquire more confidence and competence when using receptive and productive BSL with Deaf people.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No. It doesn’t lead to a qualification but there will be an informal assessment at the end of the course by your tutor. If you want to progress to Level two you will have to enter the formal pre-course assessment process for a place on the Level 2 course which will start September 2018.

What does the course involve?

Two hours guided learning hours a week for 15 weeks.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at learners who have passed their BSL Level 1 but are not yet ready to progress to Level 2. It is also a refresher course for learners who have passed Level 1 BSL but have not used their skills for a while.

What do I need to bring?

For your first lesson please bring:

  • Pen and paper for notes and an A4 folder for any handouts.

Are there any additional costs?

No additional costs.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

There will be continuous / regular assessment throughout the course with feedback and review from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

If you would like to enrol on this course, but think you will need some help in the class, you could have support through the Learning Partners Scheme. The scheme matches learners who need additional help with a volunteer to attend the class together. Volunteers can help with confidence, practical tasks such as cutting or measuring, reading and taking notes or communicating with the tutor and other learners.

If you would like more information about the scheme please contact Pat Ward 642308

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Progression to BSL Level 2 will be subject to a pre-course assessment.

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Village Learning Centre


Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN


Ample Car Parking
Ample Cycle Parking



Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Drinks Machine


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre, take A5250 road (Burton Rd),go along to the main crossroads with A5111 (Ring Road), turn left on A5111 Warwick Ave, take 2nd exit (straight over) at roundabout, continue and then take 1st right onto Village St and then we are on the left hand side next to Village Primary School. 01332 711371

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 7 from the bus station and Arriva No. 5 and 5A from Babington Lane

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Village Learning Centre

Opening Times:

We are open: * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm * Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6pm to 9pm (Term time only)


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