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Basic British Sign Language (BSL) - Second Step Online

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Course Title:

Basic British Sign Language (BSL) - Second Step Online

Course Number:

LUNO L21061


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:





Marie Foulk

Start Date:

04 May 2021

End Date:

25 May 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 18:00 and 19:45

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

8 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

This is an online course taught via Zoom

Total Hours: 13 hours – 8 hours online with the tutor, 6 hours on DerbyLearn.

This follows on from Basic BSL Online First Step.

What will I be learning?

You will learn:

  • to sign weather signs
  • the signs for transport
  • some basic vocabulary linked to eating and drinking
  • sign vocabulary on town and cities

The main aim of the course is:

  • to provide an introduction to sign language to enable learners to have basic communication with deaf people in everyday life such as with families or friends, at work, school or in home life.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No. It doesn’t lead to a qualification but learners who complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance.

What does the course involve?

  • There will be 14 hours in total for the course
  • 8 hours will be delivered online by the tutor
  • 6 hours will be completed by learners using resources on DerbyLearn

Who is the course for?

  • The course is aimed at learners who are interested in learning basic British Sign Language and who want to communicate with deaf people.
  • It will be a good foundation for those learners wanting to take the Level 1 Award in British Sign Language.

What do I need?

  • You may want pen and paper if you want to take any notes.

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need: 

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet 
  • An email address  
  • Headphones or speakers and microphone (these can be built into your device) 

Are there any additional costs?

This is a free course. There are no additional costs.

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

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

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!

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Level 1 Award in British Sign Language
  • Deaf Awareness

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Venue Information

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Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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